Barbara Dearry joined the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2008 as the second employee of the Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery. She manages all administrative functions for the CICBDD and has helped facilitate its growth to more than thirty people. Dearry assists Stephen Frye, PhD, and the directors of the Center with managing more than $3 million in annual funding from internal and external sources. She serves as the administrative officer for research contracts funded through NCI's Chemical Biology Consortium. Dearry's background includes more than twenty years of experience in biomedical research administration gained largely in the biotech/pharma industry.