Andrew Rudczynski, Ph.D.

Number of Years in Research Administration: 35

Institutions: Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore


Dr. Andy Rudczynski retired from Yale University in June 2015 as the Associate Vice President for Research Administration. The position was the senior university research administration officer reporting to the Provost and to the Vice President for Finance and Business Operations responsible for the University's systems and processes for research administration, conflict of interest, human subjects and animal welfare, accounting, and the University’s research compliance programs.  Andy was the Institutional Official for human subjects and animal welfare, and was responsible for developing numerous research policies and procedures to improve Yale’s research administration profile.  


Prior to joining Yale in 2006, Rudczynski served as Associate Vice President for Finance and Executive Director of Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn). In that role he was responsible for managing the administrative support for UPenn's sponsored research enterprise. Before joining UPenn in 1999, Rudczynski was Associate Vice President for Research Policy and Administration at Rutgers University where, for 16 years, he was responsible for all aspects of the school's research support, including grant and contract administration, institutional review boards, technology transfer and animal care. Prior to Rutgers, Rudczynski worked in research administration at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, as a research scientist at the Michigan Cancer Foundation, and as a Principal Investigator at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases.  


Andy holds a B.Sc. in biology and biochemistry from McGill University, a Ph.D. in Immunology from Syracuse University, and an M.B.A. from Southern Illinois University.  He was a member of the Executive Committee of the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) and served on its Board for six years, chaired its Research Compliance and Administration Committee, and served on COGR Task Forces on Conflict of Interest and Institutional Conflict of Interest.  Andy was a contributor to COGR’s monographs on Compensation, Effort Commitments and Certification; Recognizing and Managing Personal Conflicts of Interest; and Approaches to Developing an Institutional Conflict of Interest Policy.  Andy was the institutional representative to COGR for Yale, UPenn, and Rutgers Universities. Andy currently is serving on COGR’s  “Brain Trust” Committee, a select group of senior research administrators advising COGR on issues of national import.


Andy was a charter awardee (2002) of the Distinguished Service Award of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA).  He was co-chair of NCURA’s IV Conference on Electronic Research Administration, served on numerous National Program committees, NCURA’s National Executive Committee, and several other standing and ad hoc national committees.  Andy has been a frequent presenter at COGR and at national and regional meetings of NCURA. 

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