Schrag is the Associate Vice President for Research Compliance in the
Office of the
Executive Vice President for Research, and the University's Research
Integrity Officer (RIO). She oversees work on issues such as research
conflict-of-interest and international research compliance, and
closely with other offices across the University to develop integrated
approaches to compliance and training. Before joining Columbia
in January 2006, Ms. Schrag practiced law for nine years, focusing on
regulatory compliance and litigation involving biomedical research,
clients including pharmaceutical companies and not-for-profit
organizations. Ms. Schrag also clerked in the Court of Appeals for the
Second Circuit. Ms. Schrag graduated from
New York University School of Law in 1995. Before entering law school,
she worked on an oral history of the
Holocaust for the Museum
of Jewish Heritage.
Michael Klein is the Associate Director of Research Compliance. His work focuses on research compliance issues such as conflict-of-interest, research misconduct, and international research. Before joining Columbia in July 2008, Mr. Klein served for three years as senior attorney with the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law, the state’s interdisciplinary bioethics commission. He also has held legal positions with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. Mr. Klein graduated from Columbia Law School in 1999. Before entering law school, he received an M.A. in science writing from the Johns Hopkins University.
Roselin is the Assistant Director of Research Compliance Education. His work focuses on creating educational
programs on research compliance and research ethics for the Columbia research
community, including faculty and staff, students, and post-doctoral research
fellows. Before joining Columbia, Mr. Roselin was Program Specialist
in medical ethics at the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for
Ethics in Health Care. Prior to VA, he
spent six years as the Director of Public Programs in the Harvard Medical
School Division of Medical Ethics. Mr.
Roselin is a former fellow in medical ethics at Harvard
and has a degree in ethics from the Harvard Divinity
Michelle Avallone is the Research Export Control Officer. Her work focuses on matters relating to export controls and international research. Before joining Columbia in 2013, Ms. Avallone was an attorney in private practice focusing on government contracts and export controls. Ms. Avallone graduated from Columbia Law School in 2006. Prior to law school, she received a M.A. in Anthropology from Columbia University.
Michelle Benson is the Research Integrity Program Specialist. Her work focuses on promoting research integrity through various workshops and trainings, providing data management consultations, and performing data validations. Michelle has a Ph.D. in materials chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before coming to Columbia, Michelle was an adjunct faculty member at colleges in New Jersey, teaching chemistry to undergraduates and nursing students.
Heather Koenig is the Administrative Manager for the Office of Research Compliance and Training.
Laura Sit is the Compliance Specialist in the Office of Research Compliance and Training.