Staff

  • Kathi Durdon, MA, CCRP

    Kathi Durdon, MA, CCRP

    CNY Biotech Accelerator, a NYS Certified Business Incubator
    Director of Operations and Innovation Partnerships

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    Kathi Durdon, MA, CCRP

    CNY Biotech Accelerator, a NYS Certified Business Incubator, Director of Operations and Innovation Partnerships

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    Kathi Durdon, MA, CCRP

    durdonk@upstate.edu
    Phone: 315-464-9290

    Kathi Durdon, MA, CCRP, is Director of Operations and Innovation Partnerships for CNYBAC, a Division of SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. Kathi supports the Accelerator's strategic objectives in supporting biotech for-profit start-up companies and early innovators. As Director of Operations she develops and promotes collaborative opportunities, service and mentor programs, management of the Annual Commercializing Biotech Innovation Conference and Medical Device Innovation Challenge as well as serving on the CNYBAC Advisory Board.

    Kathi is also a medical device innovation mentor in regulatory and human factors/usability-related areas.  Kathi is a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) and has presented at several medical device, regulatory and clinical research-related conferences. She chairs the annual SoCRA Medical Device Conference and is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Human Factors Engineering Committee. Kathi holds Bachelors degrees in English and Anthropology from SUNY Potsdam College as well as a Master of Arts degree from SUNY Empire State College. Previously, Kathi was employed at Welch Allyn, a medical device manufacturer, as Manager of Clinical Operations.

  • Stephanie Carbone

    Stephanie Carbone

    CNY Biotech Accelerator
    Office Coordinator

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    Stephanie Carbone

    CNY Biotech Accelerator, Office Coordinator

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    Stephanie Carbone

    carbonst@upstate.edu

    315-464-9288

    Stephanie Carbone has a background in Operations Management and a Bachelor's degree in Public Relations and Communications from SUNY Oswego. She directly supports Kathi Durdon with all CNY Biotech Accelerator needs to include Marketing, Social Media/Website Management, Client Relations, Event Planning and Building/Facilities Management.