Paul A. Rosenberg, professor and chairman of the Dr. Ignatius
N. and Sally Quartararo Department of Endodontics and director of the Advanced
Education Program in Endodontics, has been named associate dean for graduate
programs. In his new role, Dr. Rosenberg is responsible for establishing
excellence in postgraduate education through the creation of a more integrated
group of specialty programs.
Andrew I. Spielman has been
named head of the Division of Biological Science, Medicine, and Surgery.
Dr. Spielman will oversee the following departments: Basic Science
and Craniofacial Biology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics,
Hospital Dentistry, Oral Pathology, and Oral Medicine. A major focus
of the division will be on the relationship between oral and systemic
diseases and their therapies.
James Kaim, formerly professor of restorative and prosthodontic
sciences and director of operative dentistry, has been named chairman of
the Department of Cariology and Operative Dentistry. A priority for Dr.
Kaim is to move the new department from a surgical model to a medical model
by emphasizing prevention rather than surgical intervention.
Linda R. Rosenberg has been named
chairman of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, home of the largest pediatric
community outreach program in the nation. Dr. Rosenberg had been serving
as acting chair of the department since 1998. She is the first woman to
chair a clinical department at the NYU College of Dentistry.
Ralph V. Katz, director of the M.S. Program in Clinical Research,
has been named chairman of the Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion.
The creation of this department recognizes the importance of epidemiology
and health promotion in dentistry and the dentistís role not only in treating
disease in the individual patient but also in the community at large.
Robert M. Davidson has been named chairman of the Department
of Periodontics. Among his priorities for the department: integrating
the fourth-year clinical and didactic experience into the first three
years of the curriculum; creating a single community of scholars with
a progressive approach to teaching periodontics; and using targeted
pharmacoprevention to manage periodontal disease.
Robert Glickman has
been named chairman of the Dr. Anthony S. Mecca Department of Oral
and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Glickman had been serving as
acting chair of the department since 1999. Among Dr. Glickmanís goals
are increased collaboration with the NYU School of Medicine; attracting
a faculty trained both in oral and maxillofacial surgery and the biomedical
sciences; and increasing the exposure of predoctoral students to the
Gustavo Cruz, an associate research scientist and associate director
of the NYU Minority Oral Health Research Center (MOHRC), has been named
Director of Public Health and Health Promotion and assistant professor of
epidemiology and health promotion. In addition to directing the Office of
Public Health and Health Promotion, Dr. Cruz will teach in the new M.S.
Program in Clinical Research, as well as in the D.D.S. program.