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Dear Colleagues,

Following the announcement of Todd’s departure, I am now writing with the news of the appointment of Jori Barabino to the position of Director of Pre-Award Research Administration.

Jori joined Tufts in June of 2015 in the role of department Senior Research Administrator under the TEAM initiative. Since August 2016 Jori took on central pre-award responsibilities in Medford and in January 2017 became Associate Director. In this capacity Jori has built and managed the pre-award team in Medford, redesigned workflow in the office, and achieved excellent teamwork between the OVPR and research administrators in the schools and centers. Jori is active in the profession and contributes his time and energy to the initiatives at Tufts and at national organizations. Most recently, Jori has been elected Treasurer of NCURA Region I. Jori’s vision, his ability to provide direction and support to his team, and to successfully navigate complex multi-faceted work situations have repeatedly earned him praise from many Tufts colleagues.

I am looking forward to working with Jori in his new role as Director of the combined Pre-Award Research Administration office. Please join me in congratulating Jori on his new role!


Zoya Davis-Hamilton, Ed.D., CRA / Associate Vice Provost for Research Administration & Development / Office of the Vice Provost for Research / Tufts University /136 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111 / (617) 636-6709 /