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Maye Chrisman Appointed Vice Dean of Administration and Finance

Post Date: 09/28/2015

Maye Chrisman has been appointed Vice Dean of Administration and Finance in the School of Medicine (SOM) Dean’s Office. She will assume her new position on October 1, 2015.

As vice dean, Chrisman will direct the financial, administrative and clinical business affairs of the school, which comprises 28 departments, eight organized research units, and five interdisciplinary research centers. She will oversee business operations, personnel management and strategic planning of the school with an annual operating budget of approximately $2 billion. For the past three years, the SOM ranked first in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for medical schools and received $480 million in 2014.

Chrisman has most recently served as the associate chair for finance and administration at the Department of Medicine (DOM), where she has worked since 2003. DOM is the largest SOM department with over 600 full-time faculty members and a $454 million annual operating budget. DOM has ranked first in NIH funding for seven of the last eight years. Additionally, US News & World Report ranks five of its specialty clinical programs in the top 10: diabetes & endocrinology, cancer, nephrology, geriatrics and rheumatology.

As its lead administrative officer, Chrisman has directed all aspects of the department’s administration, including financial, research, clinical, educational and personnel activities. She led the department’s central senior management and division management teams and served as a member of DOM’s core strategic planning team. She has participated actively on numerous campus and SOM committees, including the Human Resources Advisory Board, the Office of Sponsored Research Advisory Board, the Clinical Funds Flow Transition Oversight Committee, and the SOM Budget and Finance Committee, among others. Also, she co-led the development of the MPM, UCSF's system for processing faculty payroll. Chrisman received the Chancellor Award for Exceptional University Management in 2014.

Chrisman brings over twenty years of experience in business and finance to her latest position. Prior to coming to UCSF, Chrisman was vice president of operations at Project ACHIEVE in San Francisco and worked in corporate and strategy consulting positions in Taiwan and Boston. She earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated magna cum laude with an AB in economics from Harvard College.

Anja Paardekooper has served as interim vice dean since Michael Hindery’s resignation last June, and will continue to serve a critical function as Associate Dean of Financial Affairs for the School of Medicine.