Mentorship from Faculty Deans

The following VP&S faculty deans offer one-on-one appointments with faculty to discuss and provide tailored guidance on career development. Please email them directly or follow directions below to schedule an appointment.

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  • Nancy S. Green, MD

    • Associate Dean for Academic Operations and Advancement, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

    Professor of Pediatrics at CUIMC, Associate Director, Irving Institute for Clinical Translational Research

    Nancy Green, MD is a graduate of Columbia’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she trained in Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology. She is a Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC in the division of Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation. She is a board-certified pediatric hematologist with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric blood disorders, with a special interest sickle cell disease. She has been engaged in clinical and translational research for over 25 years.

    Her longstanding interest in sickle cell disease stems from its clinical complexity and variability, laboratory features, and research opportunities to improve the health of people living with the disease. Her current research focuses on optimizing treatment outcomes for sickle cell disease. She studies the heterogeneities among patients to their response to disease-modifying therapies such as hydroxyurea and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. She is leading pediatric clinical trials aimed at improving outcomes of treatment via improved medication adherence and a Uganda-based trial of hydroxyurea for neurological protection.

    Dr. Green's research also focuses on newborn screening, a public health program in which infants are tested for a variety of treatable disorders. One of the conditions included in newborn screening is sickle cell disease in the U.S. and elsewhere, and is expanding in sub-Sarahan Africa where the majority of people affected by sickle cell disease live. She previously served as the National Medical Director of the March of Dimes, guiding the Foundation for support of research and policy for healthy birth outcomes, including newborn screening, genetics, health care, ethics and policy. She is a former Fulbright scholar in sickle cell disease research.

    As Associate Dean for Academic Operations at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Dr. Green focuses on faculty development and conflict of interest. She serves ex officio on the medical school’s Committee on Appointments and Promotions, directs a CUIMC-wide junior faculty series on career development and works with individual junior faculty to guide them through career planning, decision-making and negotiations. As an Associate Director of Columbia’s Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (since 2007), she co-directs the Regulatory Core and is an active member of a multi-disciplinary team for supporting research trainees and junior faculty.

  • Daichi Shimbo, MD

    • Associate Dean for Research Career Development, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

    Professor of Medicine, Director of Training and Education (TRANSFORM) Resource, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

    Dr. Daichi Shimbo received a BS from the Johns Hopkins University in Biomedical Engineering (1991) and a MD from the Albany Medical College (1995). After completing an Internal Medicine residency (1998), Dr. Shimbo went on to complete a Chief Medical residency in Internal Medicine (1999) and a fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine (2003) at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York before joining the faculty at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in September 2003. As faculty, Dr. Shimbo is Professor of Medicine and clinician-scientist, committed to creating and disseminating an evidence-base of clinical and translational research in how hypertension and its different phenotypes are related to cardiovascular disease onset. In particular, Dr. Shimbo’s work has led to improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension subtypes associated with the highest cardiovascular disease and mortality risk. 

    In addition to his research program, Dr. Shimbo is currently the Director of the TRANSFORM (Training and Nurturing Scholars for Research that Is Multidisciplinary) Resource and Associate Director of the Columbia University Irving Medical Center Clinical and Translational Research Award (CTSA). Dr. Shimbo is also the Associate Dean of Research Career Development. His role is to design and disseminate research training and education workshops and seminars for early career and mid-career scholars so that they can have productive and successful research careers. Dr. Shimbo is available to meet one-on-one with scholars to discuss and provide tailored advice on career development. Finally, Dr. Shimbo is very much interested in the research career development of underrepresented persons.