Technology Transfer Expert Also
Named NYU Provostial Fellow
Dr. Dianne Rekow, Professor of Basic Science and
Craniofacial Biology and of Orthodontics, Director of Translational
Research, and Chairman of the Bioterrorism and Catastrophe Response
Task Force, has been elected Vice President of the American Association
for Dental Research (AADR). Having been elected Vice President,
Dr. Rekow will automatically move through the AADR offices of President
Elect, President, and Immediate Past President.
Dr. Rekow’s objective in her current and future
AADR leadership roles is to capitalize on the creativity of researchers
from multiple disciplines to develop approaches that will optimize
collaborations, reenergize connections between research groups,
and expand the dynamics of the AADR to match the needs of science
and the membership.
Dr. Rekow also has been named a Provostial Fellow
at NYU, an appointment which recognizes her expertise in technology
transfer. As a Provostial Fellow, Dr. Rekow will spend time in the
University’s Office of Industrial Liaison, located at the NYU Medical
Center, where she will work with that office building relationships
with outside agencies to encourage inventions and product development.
Dr. Rekow will also be working at Washington Square on intellectual
property matters and special projects with NYU’s new Vice Provost
for Research Dr. Pierre Hohenberg. Her aim is to use the knowledge
she gains to build teams from the College of Dentistry and the University-at-large
to promote innovation.