Meet the Staff

Diane Safer

Diane A. Safer

Director, Career and Professional Development
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

Belfer 203B 

Dr. Diane Safer is the Director of Career & Professional Development for Graduate Students and Postdocs at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Safer works and collaborates directly with Dr. Victoria Freedman, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, and Dr. Anne Bresnick, Director of the Belfer Institute for Advanced Biomedical Studies, to develop and implement a strategic program to meet the career and professional development needs of Einstein PhD students and postdoctoral research scholars.

Dr. Safer strives to remain on top of current career services trends and to serve as a thought leader by being an active member of four key organizations involved with career and professional development: the Graduate Career Consortium (GCC), where she is co-chair of the Mentoring Committee, the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA), the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), and Metropolitan New York College Career Planning Officer's Association (MNYCCPOA).

Prior to Einstein, Dr. Safer served as Assistant Director of the Yeshiva University Career Center and worked in career services at The College of New Rochelle. At the College of New Rochelle, Dr. Safer served as an adjunct professor teaching educational psychology to diverse population of undergraduate adult learners.

Before engaging in career counseling, Dr. Safer spent more than 20 years occupied as a research and information specialist for healthcare public relations firms and pharmaceutical companies, including running her own research and information consulting business for 10 years.

Dr. Safer completed her B.A. in psychology at University of Wisconsin and earned her Ph.D. in experimental social psychology at Columbia University.

Graduate Division of Biomedical Sciences

Victoria H. Freedman, Ph.D.
Victoria H. Freedman, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in Biomedical Sciences

Belfer 201

Renee Rodriguez
Renee Rodriguez

Manager, Special Programs & Events

Belfer 203

Belfer Institute for Advanced Biomedical Sciences

Anne R. Bresnick, Ph.D.
Anne R. Bresnick, Ph.D.

Director of the Belfer Institute
Professor, Department of Biochemistry

Forchheimer 301

Mary Anne Clifford
Mary Anne Clifford