New Upstate Research Strategic Plan Learn More

Post-Award Services

Search Research Website

Post-Award Services

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

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


Debora Weber, Sponsored Programs Administrator
Phone: 315-464-4666
- Sponsor guideline inquiries
- Effort reporting
- Subawards & Subcontracts



Lori Gero, Sr. Accounting Specialist
Phone: 315-464-4225
- 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


Debra Labenski, Accounting Specialist
Phone: 315-464-4226
- Cash Deposits – Sponsored & Practice Plans
- Balance inquiries/projections
- Rejected PO’s



Mason Otero, Grants Assistant
Phone: 315-464-9764

Jessica Pelkey, 
Sponsored Programs Assistant
Phone: 315-464-4397




We value your Feedback

Thank you for visiting the research website. Your feedback is valuable to us as we strive to support researchers and provide information about the exciting research conducted at Upstate Medical University.

Go to top