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PROFESSOR | Ophthalmology, PROFESSOR | Pharmacological Sciences

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Currently at ISMMS, Sandra K. Masur is theDirector of the Office for Women’s Careers, chair of the Committee on SpecialAwards and Title IX Coordinator. She is the founding Director of the ISMMSOffice for Women’s Careers and was Associate Dean for Faculty Development. Dr. Masur’s research laboratory at Mount Sinaiwas funded for 35 years by the NIH first for investigation of hormonal controlof membrane transport and later for studies of the molecular and cellularmechanisms of wound healing. On the national level, Dr. Masur has been active inprograms advancing faculty and scientists. She served as co-director of theNational Eye Institute’s “Fundamental Issues in Vision Research” at the MarineBiology Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA (2001- 2010) and in strategic planning forWomen in Science by the NIH Office for Research in Women’s Health (2010, 2014). Her recent keynote talks and career developmentpresentations at national meetings and academic centers have included “The XXFiles: The Mystery of the Missing Women Professors”, "How to Negotiate ForWhat You Need", “The Benefits of Climate Change: Global Warming at theDepartmental Level”, “Juggling in Academic Medicine” and “A Postdoc’s Guide toGoal Setting & Time Management”. Dr. Masur was elected to the governing council ofthe American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and was chair of the Women in CellBiology Committee of ASCB whose major objective is to provide opportunities andinformation useful to women and men in developing their careers in cell biology(Mol Biol Cell. 2013 Jan;24(2):57). In 2015 the ASCB established the Sandra K.Masur Senior Leadership award to honor individuals with exemplary achievementsin cell biology and also are outstanding mentors. She also served as President of the New YorkSociety of Experimental Microscopy and co-chaired the Diversity IssuesCommittee for the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas Biophysics and Systems Pharmacology [BSP], Developmental and Stem Cell Biology [DSCB] Education BA, The City College of New York PhD, Columbia University Columbia University Language English Awards 2008 Jacobi Medallion Mount Sinai Alumni Association 2001 Women in Medicine Silver Achievement Award Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) 2001 Faculty Council Academic Achievement Award Mount Sinai School of Medicine 1997 Outstanding Woman Scientist Association for Women in Science NYC Chapter 1997 Lew R. Wasserman Merit Award Research to Prevent Blindness 1996 Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award (Basic Sciences) The Committee of 1000 of the Mount Sinai Medical Center 1978 Brotherhood Education Award National Conference of Christians and Jews

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