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Patricia Corby joins Pitt health sciences in new associate vice chancellor for clinical trials role

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Patricia Corby joined Pitt health sciences in the newly created role of associate vice chancellor for clinical trials development and operations. Corby also holds a primary appointment as professor of radiation oncology in the School of Medicine and a secondary appointment as professor of periodontics and preventive dentistry in the School of Dental Medicine, where she also serves as a senior advisor for clinical and translational research.

In collaboration with leadership across the University and regionally, Corby will cultivate dynamic and synergistic relationships between and among clinicians, faculty, researchers, industry partners and others to establish and maximize discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship across Pitt’s six schools of the health sciences.

Corby (MED ’05G) returns to Pitt — she served as she served as assistant professor in the Department of Dental Public Health at Pitt’s School of Dental Medicine from 1998-2001 — from Penn Dental Medicine, where her roles included associate professor of oral medicine and associate dean of translational research. There she also directed the Center for Clinical and Translational Research, where she spearheaded a significant expansion of its clinical and translational extramural support.

Prior to joining Penn, Corby served several years at New York University (NYU) as associate professor of periodontics and implants at the College of Dentistry and associate professor of radiation oncology and population health at the School of Medicine. She also led the Center for Large Scale Clinical Studies for NYU Langone Health and worked to support investigators conducting clinical trials within and outside the university.

Corby earned her MS in biomedical informatics from Pitt Med and completed her postdoctoral training in molecular biology and microbial genetics at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Her research focuses on the value of integrating medical and dental services in different health care and public health settings to prevent systemic complications in populations with unmet oral health needs and associated chronic diseases.