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The Post-Award & Research Accounting Office serves the campus by assisting faculty and administrators in managing all sponsored and non-sponsored research accounts throughout every phase of the grant lifecycle, from account establishment to award close-out. The Post-Award & Research Accounting staff provide guidance on a variety of topics – allowable expenditures, balance inquiries, requested reports, and much more.

Located in Room 209 of the Campus Activities Building and serving under Eric Smith, Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Post-Award office strives to offer outstanding service every day.

Who We Are

The Post-Award staff serves the campus in all matters relating to the management of RF accounts, both sponsored and non-sponsored. With years of experience and expertise in a wide range of subjects, Post Award provides a valuable resource to faculty and administrators. From the establishment of accounts to in-depth accounting support and much more, assistance is available through the entire lifecycle of a RF award.

Office Location: Room 209, Campus Activities Building
Mailing Address: 155 Elizabeth Blackwell Street, Syracuse, NY 13210
Office Fax: 315-464-9765

McMahon Gina 5X7Gina McMahon, Director of Sponsored Programs Post Award
Phone: 315-464-4665
Email: mcmahong@upstate.edu
- Management of Post Award Services
- Financial Reports
- Service and Facility Review/Management
- Clinical Practice Plan Financial Management
- RF Institutional Funds Financial Management
- Account Closeout

 

Weber Debora 5X7Debora Weber, Sponsored Programs Administrator
Phone: 315-464-4666
Email: weberd@upstate.edu
- Sponsor guideline inquiries
- Effort reporting
- Subawards & Subcontracts

 

 

Gero Lori 5X7Lori Gero, Sr. Accounting Specialist
Phone: 315-464-4225
Email: gerol@upstate.edu
- Assistance with budget modifications/submissions
- Balance inquiries/projections
- Cost Transfers – OTPS expenditures/salary distributions
- Account reviews for allowable expenditures
- A/R Billing and Collections
- Financial Reporting

 

Labenski Debra 5X7Debra Labenski, Accounting Specialist
Phone: 315-464-4226
Email: labenskd@upstate.edu
- Cash Deposits – Sponsored & Practice Plans
- Balance inquiries/projections
- Rejected PO’s

 

 

Rusinko Stephen 5X7Stephen Rusinko, Sponsored Programs Associate
Phone: 315-464-4228
Email: rusinkos@upstate.edu
- Account establishment
- Report creation
- RF Report Center training
- IFR forms

 

 

Stapleton Heather2019Heather Stapleton, Grants Assistant
Phone: 315-464-5146
Email: stapleth@upstate.edu
- IFR forms
- Rejected PO’s
- Notification of accounts ending

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