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Jeffrey Boyce, Steven Scheinman, John Hertig

The State University of New York Research Foundation this month said that Jeffrey Boyce has been named assistant vice president in its Office of Sponsored Programs Operations.
In this role, Boyce will be responsible for overseeing grant administration services provided to SUNY campuses by the Research Foundation, including negotiating and executing contracts, establishing accounts, and submitting invoices and reports to sponsors. Prior to joining the SUNY RF, Boyce was a senior manager at Empire State Development. Earlier in his career, he helped create and lead the NY Governor’s Office of Regulatory Reform and served as assistant to the Monroe County Executive. Boyce holds a BS in political science from SUNY Geneseo and an MS in public administration from the University at Albany Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.
The SUNY RF also said this month that its board of directors has approved the appointment of Steven Scheinman to its 16-member board of directors.
Scheinman is senior vice president and dean of the College of Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

Purdue University and the Purdue Research Foundation this month announced that John Hertig will be the inaugural executive director of the recently established Alfred Mann Institute for Biomedical Development at Purdue.
Hertig is former president and CEO of Enpath Medical in Minneapolis, Minn. Purdue’s Mann Institute was established in early 2007 through a $100 million endowment from the California-based Alfred Mann Foundation for Biomedical Engineering, and is designed to enable the commercialization of biomedical technologies to improve human health.

The Scan

NFTs for Genome Sharing

Nature News writes that non-fungible tokens could be a way for people to profit from sharing genomic data.

Wastewater Warning System

Time magazine writes that cities and college campuses are monitoring sewage for SARS-CoV-2, an approach officials hope lasts beyond COVID-19.

Networks to Boost Surveillance

Scientific American writes that new organizations and networks aim to improve the ability of developing countries to conduct SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance.

Genome Biology Papers on Gastric Cancer Epimutations, BUTTERFLY, GUNC Tool

In Genome Biology this week: recurrent epigenetic mutations in gastric cancer, correction tool for unique molecular identifier-based assays, and more.