Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Wafaa El-Sadr, University Professor of epidemiology and medicine and the Dr. Mathilde Krim-amfAR Chair of Global Health at Columbia University in New York City, was given the added duties of director of Columbia World Projects. The initiative is focused on bringing the university’s academic resources to bear on the great challenges facing humanity.

Dr. El-Sadr earned her medical degree at Cairo University in Egypt. She holds a master of public health degree from Columbia University and a master of public administration degree from Harvard University.

Borden Lacy, who holds the Edward and Nancy Fody Chair in Pathology and is a professor of biochemistry and pathology, microbiology, and immunology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, has been named director of the university’s Center for Structural Biology. She has been associate director of the center since 2017.

Dr. Lacy is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she majored in chemistry. She received a Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley.

This fall, Jomaira Salas Pujols will join the sociology faculty at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. She will teach courses on the sociology of race and ethnicity; the sociology of youth; and race, space, and place.

Pujols is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. She is finishing work on her doctorate at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Her dissertation is entitled “Black Girls’ Journeying: Identifying and Challenging (In)justice through Movement.”

Kathleen Corrado has been named director of the Forensic and National Security Science Institute in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University in New York. She was director of laboratories for Onondaga County Center for Forensic Sciences in New York.

Dr. Corrado received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Connecticut. She holds a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Michigan.

Marisa C. Kozlowski, a professor of chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, is the new editor in chief of ACS Organic Letters, a peer-reviewed publication that focuses on cutting-edge research and innovative ideas in organic chemistry. Her research focuses on new methods for oxidative carbon-carbon, carbon-oxygen, and carbon-nitrogen bond-forming reactions.

Professor Kozlowski is a graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Where she majored in chemistry. She holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.

Andrea Orzoff, an associate professor of history at New Mexico State University, has been appointed to lead the university’s Office of National Scholarship and International Education. The office provides guidance and support to undergraduate and graduate students seeking nominations to highly competitive national and international scholarship and fellowship programs.

Dr. Orzoff is the author of Battle for the Castle: The Myth of Czechoslovakia in Europe, 1914-1948 (Oxford University Press, 2009). She is a graduate of Northwestern University and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Karine Gibbs was named an associate professor of plant and microbial biology at the University of California, Berkeley. She was an associate professor of molecular and cellular biology at Harvard University.

Dr. Gibbs is a graduate of Harvard University, where she majored in biochemical sciences. She earned a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology at Stanford University.

Tricia R. Serio, dean of the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been named associate chancellor of strategic academic planning. Dr. Serio was appointed dean in August 2017 after serving as professor and head of the department of molecular and cellular biology at the University of Arizona.

Dr. Serio earned a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University.

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