Dr. Gregorio named Vice Dean for Innovation and Development for UA College of Medicine – Tucson

Release Date: 
May 10, 2016

Carol Gregorio, PhD, has been appointed vice dean for innovation and development in the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson (COM-T), effective May 9. In this role, she will enhance innovation and development through strategic partnering and team building, and will provide strategic vision, oversight, liaison activities and advocacy for COM-T research.

Dr. Gregorio will continue as head of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and as director of the Sarver Heart Center Molecular Cardiovascular Research Program.

“There is increasing opportunity for integration of COM-T strategic directions with its academic, clinical, research and development partners. Dr. Gregorio’s effective leadership and team building skills are critical to coordinating efforts to achieve synergy among these partners,” said Charles B. Cairns, MD, FACEP, FAHA, dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.

“Dr. Gregorio has experience, enthusiasm and success with collaborative research funding and broad-based program development,” said Anne Cress, PhD, COM-T deputy dean for research affairs. “Being able to apply that throughout the College and the University of Arizona increases our potential for larger discoveries and innovation.”

Dr. Gregorio is nationally recognized as a leader in heart muscle research. She joined the UA College of Medicine faculty in 1996. She was appointed interim department head in 2008 and named permanent head in 2009. She is co-director of the UA Sarver Heart Center, having served in that capacity since 2007 and as the interim head of the Sarver Heart Center from 2013 to 2014. She also is a member of the UA BIO5 Institute.

She has received numerous awards for her research, including the R.R. Bensley Award for Cell Biologist of the Year at the FASEB Meeting in 2004 and served on numerous grant review panels. She frequently gives seminars on her research at many scientific meetings across the United States, in Europe, Asia and Africa.

She is the author or co-author of more than 50 articles published in professional journals, including Nature, Cell, Developmental Biology, Trends in Cell Biology, Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology, Journal of Cell Biology, Circulation Research, Molecular Biology of the Cell and Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Dr. Gregorio serves on several editorial boards and national and international grant-review panels, including a recent tenure as chair of the National Institutes of Health Cardiac Development and Differentiation Study Section.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in 1983 and her master’s degree in biological sciences in 1986 from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and her doctorate in molecular immunology from Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1992. Subsequently, she did a postdoctoral fellowship at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif., and had adjunct faculty appointments at Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University.

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