Dr. Marie Gelato is a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor and a tenured Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology at Stony Brook University. She was the Director of the Master’s Program for Clinical Research and was the General Clinical Research Center Program Director for many years. She has over 30 years’ experience doing investigator initiated patient oriented research. She was a member of the FDA Advisory Panel for Endocrine and Metabolic Drugs and still serves as an ad hoc member. Dr. Gelato (5/2017) was appointed to the FDA Advisory Committee for Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology and Medical Devices. She was President of the Association for Patient Oriented Research (APOR) and has served on the Board of Directors for the Association for Clinical and Translational Science. During her tenure at Stony Brook she has mentored over 20 fellows and has severed on several mentoring committees for the School of Medicine. Currently, she is part of a Mentoring Team organized by the Faculty Affairs Committee in the School of Medicine. In the Department of Medicine, she is Chair of the Research Committee and oversees the Pilot Project Grant Program. In addition, she is Chair of the Promotions Committee which oversees the review of faculty promotion packages and mentors faculty to prepare their credentials for promotion.