Director of Faculty Development

Paula Gregory, Ph.D.

Dr. Gregory is the Director of Faculty Development and Associate Professor of Genetics. She received her Ph.D. from Tulane University in cancer cytogenetics and completed postdoctoral training in cell biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She then helped to clone the gene for Neurofibromatosis-1 with Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. In 1993, Dr. Gregory became the first Chief of the Office of Genetics Education at the National Human Genome Research Institute at the NIH. While at the NIH, she won several awards for her efforts.

In 1997, she became faculty at Ohio State University, where she focused her research on cancer genetics education. She received funding to support these efforts from foundations as well as the National Cancer Institute. Since coming to LSUHSC, she has been very active in medical and graduate education. She has worked with students at every educational level and has guided many of them towards research and nurtured their interest in an academic career. Her position as Director is a natural outgrowth of these activities.

As the Director of Faculty Development, Dr. Gregory is creating programs within the School of Medicine that will facilitate faculty leadership, diversity and career advancement. She is committed to providing career resources that support faculty productivity and success in academia. She has created a new faculty orientation program designed to create a welcoming environment for those new to LSU. She is the Co-Director of the Education & Training component of a joint Tulane/LSU program for clinical and translational research.