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New Faculty Welcome

New Faculty Welcome


Ann Botash, MD

Our Office of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development is excited to welcome you to our growing faculty Upstate.

Whether you work in a clinical setting, a laboratory, or teaching in the classroom, we hope you will benefit from these welcome pages. You are now one of over 800 faculty colleagues and we are here to support you.

Ann Botash, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs & Faculty Development;
SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Resources for New Faculty

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Welcome from President Dewan

Welcome to Upstate

View highlights from this recording of our Upstate Medical University President, Dr. Mantosh Dewan as he gives a warm welcome and introduction to new faculty.

Beyond being the largest employer in the region, Dr. Dewan wants you know that we have 11,000 amazing people who work here and make this place special. Learn more about the President’s commitment to diversity.

“Come here and succeed, not just come work here. Have a long and flourishing career!”
—Dr. Mantosh Dewan


Welcome to New Faculty by Dr. Mantosh Dewan, President, Upstate Medical University

Practical Resources

Mission Related Resources

As you develop your academic career at Upstate, consider these highlighted resources for each of Upstate’s missions.


Education is supported by many offices, including the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of Academic Affairs, and the Office of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development.

Clinical Care and Service

Clinical care and service is supported by the Medical Staff Office.

The Hospital CEO provides regular updates. Clinical care is provided through Upstate University Hospital which includes: a Level 1 Trauma Center, the Poison Control Center, the Upstate Cancer Center, The Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, the Upstate Community Hospital, the Joslin Center for Diabetes and multiple primary care and other specialty services.  Affiliate clinical sites include: the Syracuse Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Crouse Hospital,Hutchings Psychiatric Hospital and more.


Research efforts are supported by the Research Development Office, including: Funding opportunities for early career faculty, Updates from the Research Office, and more. The Norton College of Medicine has an Office of Research for Medical Students

Health Sciences Library and Resources for Faculty

Health Sciences Library

Our Health Sciences Library, on the first floor of Weiskotten Hall, has 23 staff members, including 15 tenure track faculty. Librarians participate in all areas of Upstate’s missions. Their work involves faculty governance, research, service, and teaching. Our Librarians partner with faculty in all colleges to support curriculum development, scholarship, and other important academic projects. The library contains various accessible spaces including conference rooms, computer lab, lactation room, meditation rooms, study space, and more. The multicultural affairs and student disability support offices are located in the library, and the Upstate Simulation Center is on the basement level.  A wonderful example of a collection of subject guides, compiled by our Librarians, includes this Guide on Diversity in Medicine and Science at Upstate.


View this video clip and listen as Rebecca Kindon, Associate Director of Libraries, describes the many services offered at our library. Some key highlights include working with the plethora of databases for literature searches,  learning to access interlibrary loan services, navigating the library site, including Quicklinks, accessing trending publications, accessing newspapers with Upstate subscriptions, and other important tasks. When in doubt, use the library chat, check out the library services page, or a call the main circulation (front) desk can be very helpful: 315-464-7091.

  SUNY Health Sciences Library  
Introduction to Library Services and Support by Rebecca Kindon, Librarian

Norton College of Medicine

Welcome from Dr. Lawrence Chin, Dean of the Norton College of Medicine

Binghamton Campus

The Binghamton Campus is branch campus of the College of Medicine, established in 1976. Students participating in third-year clerkships and fourth year electives in Binghamton rotate through UHS Wilson Medical Center, UHS Binghamton General Hospital, UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital and Ascension Lourdes Hospital, as well as other family care and ambulatory sites. UHS Wilson Medical Center offers all of the clinical services associated with a large, acute-care facility including a perinatal center, neonatal intensive care unit, Level II Trauma Center, cardiac center and center for neuroscience. UHS Binghamton General Hospital includes a center for reconstructive surgery, a renal dialysis unit, a sleep disorders unit, mental health services and substance abuse services. Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital (Ascension Lourdes) includes emergency care, a surgery center, breast care center, a Regional Cancer Center and a hospice program.


The Dean’s commitment to diversity and the college’s work in support of diversity, equity and inclusion is ongoing and involves a large number of our faculty. If you are interested in participating in our efforts, please contact Dr. Ann Botash.

Norton College of Medicine

View this short recording of Dr. Lawrence Chin, Dean of the Alan and Marlene Norton College of Medicine, as he welcomes new faculty to the campus and gives an overview of your importance to the University and College missions. SUNY Upstate Medical University's Alan and Marlene Norton College of Medicine has been educating students to become doctors for 188 years. The faculty are critical to all missions of the College.

“We are really interested in supporting your success.”

—Dr. Lawrence Chin

Promotion Success

We offer monthly Path to Promotions workshops, now held virtually at the noon hour. Even if you are not quite ready to submit your application for promotion, we encourage you to attend. It’s never too early to begin organizing your portfolio! See the calendar for the next session.

Educator Success

Faculty educator development is one of our passions. Consider attending one of our Faculty Educator Development Seminars.

Academic Success

As a new faculty member, you signed an Agreement of Academic Expectations. This agreement will recur annually and you will be asked to meet with your direct supervisor to review and revise your academic responsibilities. This is also an opportunity for you to organize and report your accomplishments. Use this opportunity to discuss your trajectory towards promotion too! If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development.

College of Health Professions

College of Health Professions

Programs in the Health Professions have been in existence on this campus since 1956.  The College of Health Professions was formed in 1971 and, today, students can choose courses of study from eight health care fields. All degree programs are transfer programs.

Welcome from Dr. Katherine Beissner, Dean of the College of Health Professions

College of Nursing

Welcome from Dr. Tammy Austin-Ketch, Dean of the College of Nursing

College of Nursing

This welcome video clip from Dr. Tammy Austin-Ketch gives an overview of the College of Nursing.  The college of nursing offers various degree granting programs for nurses, including undergraduate and graduate level.

“Our programs are designed around the idea that nurses can have a great career, a well-balanced life, all while obtaining a great education.”

The College of Nursing was established in 1985 with a unique MS degree program for registered nurses and has expanded its offerings to meet the needs of registered nurses in the Central New York region. The College was fully accredited by the National League of Nursing in Fall 1991. It currently offers a BS completion program for RNs, masters programs to become a nurse practitioner, and a DNP program.

College of Graduate Studies

College of Graduate Studies

The College of Graduate Studies educates students to be biomedical research scientists. The College educates graduate students through its six biomedical science programs, awarding PhD degrees and MS degrees in anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, neuroscience, pharmacology and physiology.  The MD/PhD program is an eight-year, dual-degree program, combining our medical school (Norton College of Medicine) with the graduate school in biomedical sciences (College of Graduate Studies).

The college also offers a Postbaccalaureate Research and Education Program (PREP-Up) and a Summer Undergraduate Research Rellowship program (SURF). Faculty are involved in a variety of areas of research.

Faculty Governance and UUP

Faculty Governance

Click on this link to hear Dr. Stephen Glatt, the 2021 Faculty Council Chair, and learn about our faculty governance structure and how the four colleges come together with a unified voice, giving feedback and reports, to influence policies and procedures relevant to Upstate. The Upstate Faculty Council has multiple committees and opportunities for your participation.

“Consider being part of faculty governance and know that Faculty Council is there when have concerns and we can work on behalf of your livelihood and wellbeing within the University.” —Stephen Glatt, PhD

Note that each college has their own assemblies that report to the Faculty Council.

SUNY wide participation in faculty governance occurs at Faculty Senate. Learn more about the SUNY Board of Trustees Policies  here.


Faculty Governance Model Introduction and Welcome by Dr. Stephen Glatt, Past Chair of Faculty Council
Introduction to UUP for new faculty

About UUP

State faculty may learn more about United University Professions (UUP) from Dr. Richard Veenstra, Upstate Medical University Chapter President, who gives an overview in this video clip. Follow UUP news.

Educational benefits for UUP represented employees may be of interest to new faculty. Additional training and development programs are available on the SUNY website.

For the current slate of UUP Officers, the Chapter Directory, and more information, see the UUP Syracuse site or the statewide  website.