Psychiatry Career Development and Research Office (CDRO)

The mission of the Psychiatry Career Development and Research Office is to assist all faculty and staff in achieving excellence in their chosen careers through learning communities, research, professional development and mentoring.

The Career Development and Research Office (CDRO) works with the leadership, faculty, staff and other administrators to support the overall mission of the University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Psychiatry.

Our mission activities:

    1. Academic Affairs Support
    2. Faculty Career and Educational Development
    3. Staff Career and Educational Development
    4. Leadership and Career Coaching
    5. Wellness Initiative Programming
    6. Psychiatry Communications
    7. Faculty and Staff Departmental Onboarding
    8. Departmental Women's Faculty Committee

The CDRO Team

Mary Ahn, M.D., DFAACAP, ACC, Vice Chair for Academic Affairs and Career Development, Director (CDRO)
      Mary.Ahn@umassmed.edu

Valerie Buffone, Executive Administrative Assistant
      Valerie.Buffone@umassmed.edu

Barb Grimes-Smith, M.P.H., Wellness
      Barbara.Grimes-Smith@umassmed.edu

Sharon Kershaw, Communications
      Sharon.Kershaw@umassmed.edu

Janice Robert, CDRO Project Coordinator
      Janice.Robert@umassmed.edu

To schedule an appointment or for assistance, please email: PsychiatryCDRO@umassmed.edu

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