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Dr. Dianne Rekow to Become President of the American Association for Dental Research

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.