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Jeffrey Boyce, Steven Scheinman, John Hertig

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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

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.