Director of Women's Health Research at Yale Appointed Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Carolyn Mazure, professor of psychiatry and director of Women’s Health Research at Yale, is the new associate dean for faculty affairs at Yale School of Medicine.

“Dr. Mazure’s training and experience, as well as her in-depth understanding of both the school and the faculty, make her the ideal candidate to take on the responsibilities of the faculty affairs office,” said Yale School of Medicine Dean David Kessler, M.D. “I am delighted that she has agreed to accept this appointment and very much look forward to working with her.”

The Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs oversees the appointment and promotions process, provides counsel to the Dean and Deputy Dean for Academic and Scientific Affairs regarding faculty issues, and collaborates with other key members of the medical school administration to facilitate the academic life of the faculty. Mazure will begin her new role on February 1, 2002.

“I am excited to take on the important responsibilities that this new position entails,” said Mazure. “I look forward to working with the extraordinary faculty here at the medical school.”

She will also continue to direct Women’s Health Research at Yale, the largest interdisciplinary women’s health research program in the country. The program funds innovative studies in women’s health and focuses on understanding sex-specific factors determining health and disease. Mazure has taken a national role in support of research funding with her testimony to the U.S. Congress in two consecutive years.

A member of the faculty since 1982, Mazure is an active researcher and has focused her work on depressive disorders. She has served on special ad hoc and standing grant review sections for the National Institute of Mental Health. She is interested in predictors of illness onset and outcome in depression and, more recently, in addictive disorders. She currently is the principal investigator for the NIH-funded Yale Interdisciplinary Women’s Health Research Scholar Program on Women and Drug Abuse, and is the core principal investigator for the Sex-Specific Factors core of the NIH-funded Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center studying sex-specific factors in nicotine-dependence and treatment.

Mazure is also an active clinician. For nine years, she was director of the Adult Inpatient Psychiatry Program, and more recently was chief of psychology for the Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and serves on two editorial boards.

Mazure has also served on multiple committees within the Yale community, including the Senior Appointments and Promotions Committee. She has mentored numerous students, fellows and young faculty, has been honored for her teaching by the Department of Psychiatry with the Stephen Fleck Clinician and Teacher Award, and has been instrumental in helping to address issues of concern among the faculty.

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