Jaime S. Rubin, PhD, received a B.S. in physics sigma pi sigma in 1977 from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (New York, N.Y.). She then received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Ontario Cancer Institute/University of Toronto (Canada) in 1980 and 1984, respectively. Her Ph.D. thesis, published in the journal, Nature, described the first molecular identification and characterization of a human DNA repair gene.
Since 1985, she has held a number of senior level positions at Columbia University's Medical Center, including Acting Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs, having served as the founding Director of the Office of Graduate Affairs, and Acting Associate Vice President/Acting Associate Dean for Research Administration, having served as one of the founders of the Office of Research Administration. She is currently the Director for Research Development in the Department of Medicine where she also holds a faculty position.
All of these positions have allowed for the teaching and mentoring of junior investigators, including medical, public health, nursing, and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and assistant professors. She is the founding Director of the graduate-level course, "Funding and Grantsmanship for Research and Career Development Activities” (http://grantscourse.columbia.edu/), which she continues to teach. She served as the Associate Program Director/ Administrative Director of the Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship Program, having helped found this successful program. Other career development leadership roles include serving as Associate Director for Career Development on a number of NIH-funded pre-doctoral and postdoctoral training grants as well as an advisory board member of Columbia’s Patient-Oriented Research (POR) Master of Science Program and the CTSA (Education).
She founded and continues to direct the Medical Center's course on "Responsible Conduct of Research and Related Policy Issues” (http://researchethics.cumc.columbia.edu/), lecturing on misconduct in research as well as on issues concerning publication, authorship, and peer review. Previously, she founded and directed the Medical Center’s two courses on Good Clinical Practices, "Protection of Human Research Participants in Biomedical and Behavioral Research”; individual courses for clinical investigators as well as for social scientists, epidemiologists, and behavioral scientists. She lectured on the history of the protection of human research participants, the Institutional Review Board, and informed consent. Additional responsibilities have included serving as an ad hoc member of the Medical Center’s Institutional Review Board and the Conflict of Interest Committee as well as on research misconduct investigational committees.
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