Paula Trief

Paula M. Trief, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs & Faculty Development;
Professor, Departments of Psychiatry & Medicine

"I represent our Office of Faculty Affairs, and my staff and I are committed to developing the potential of all the members of the Upstate faculty and see them succeed and thrive".

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An energized and responsive leadership team is working towards growth and promoting excellence in all we do. Several leadership initiatives have brought together diverse and unique voices from all parts of campus life to plan for the future.

Dean of the College of Medicine, Dr. David Duggan, is piloting our efforts to face the many challenges of academic medicine while reaping its rewards.

At SUNY Upstate Medical University, the faculty is actively involved in discussion and decisions at all levels. A strong and informed shared governance system exists to link faculty concerns and ideas to the decision-making process.

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Dr. David Duggan
David Duggan, M.D.
Dean, College of Medicine
Dean Griffin-Sobel
Joyce Griffin-Sobel, Ph.D., RN
Dean, College of Nursing
Dean Simpson
Donald Simpson, Ph.D., MPH
Dean, College of Health
Dean Schmitt
Mark Schmitt, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Graduate Studies