CUMC Office of Academic Affairs

The Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) Office of Academic Affairs supports faculty career development throughout the medical center, this office facilitates faculty recruitment, appointment, retention and promotion; and ensures that faculty are informed through medical center-wide dissemination of relevant information. Under the umbrella of Academic Affairs the Office of Faculty Professional Development sponsors a variety of workshops and courses to support professional development of CUMC faculty. Topics of previous events include: leadership training, negotiation, presentation of the new academic title track system and grant writing. The schedule of events is available at their website.

Vice Dean of Academic Affairs

Dr. Anne Taylor can be reached by contacting her Executive Assistant, Marvia Alston, by phone at 212-342-3155 or email at or

Office of Faculty Professional Development

Support and guidance to the faculty regarding the professional aspects of their careers at CUMC.


Clara Lapiner
Director of Faculty Professional Development and Manager of Academic Affairs
Tel: 212-304-5637

For general inquiries, please email