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Women We Admire: Luanna Putney to speak tomorrow

75DED841-7683-4619-8A8F-67EF3590A353Update (Nov. 4): This event has been canceled due to an emergency at UC Merced.

Bring your lunch and join Luanna Putney, associate chancellor and senior advisor to the chancellor of UC Merced, for the next talk in the Women We Admire series.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 4
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Location: Franklin Lobby 1

Putney serves as the campus ethics and compliance officer responsible for the UC Merced Ethics & Compliance Program and the locally designated official responsible for oversight of investigations into allegations of improper governmental activities and retaliation. She also has administrative oversight for Internal Audit, the Ombuds Office, Title IX/EEO/AA and the CARE Office for victims of sexual violence. Putney additionally oversees the UC Merced Privacy Initiative, Policy Office and the Employee Assistance Program. Her primary responsibilities include facilitating campuswide communication around compliance issues and promoting adequacy of compliance policies and procedures, training and education, monitoring and auditing, reporting and investigating, discipline and enforcement, and prevention of non-compliance.

Prior to joining UC Merced, Putney served as the dxecutive Director of Ethics and Compliance in the UC Office of Ethics, Compliance and Audit Services, where she provided systemwide compliance oversight in research areas, including contracts and grants, protection of human and animal research subjects, clinical research billing, research integrity, conflict of interest and export control. In this role, she also provided systemwide compliance oversight in health sciences areas, including billing and coding and privacy. Putney began her UC career as an intellectual property officer at UC Davis InnovationAccess, where she was responsible for managing inventions related to medical therapeutics, devices and diagnostics in the School of Medicine.

While a graduate student at UC Davis in the School of Medicine, and subsequently as an NIH postdoctoral fellow at UC San Francisco in the School of Dentistry, Putney was responsible for the design and conduct of complex research projects investigating the functions of specific plasma membrane ion transporter proteins. During this time, she was responsible for managing compliance issues related to animal protocols, use of human tissue in research, and radiation use.

If you can’t attend the talk in person, listen via ReadyTalk by dialing 866-740-1260 and entering access code 7226879.

Putney’s talk is part of the Women We Admire series, initiated by the President’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (PACSW) in 2009. PACSW brings women to UCOP from around the system to share insights about their careers, workplace challenges and work-life balance. All members of the UCOP community are invited to learn how to make the most of working at UC.

Find upcoming speakers in the series and archived audio of past talks on the Women We Admire website.

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