Spring 2005 Table of Contents
Promoting Our Own
Dr. Joan A. Phelan Appointed Chair of New Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

Dr. Joan A. Phelan,
Professor and Chair of the Department of Oral Pathology, has been named Professor and Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine. The new department was created by merging closely related disciplines within the Departments of Diagnostic Science and Urgent Care, Hospital Dentistry, Oral Medicine, and Oral Pathology. In her new role, Dr. Phelan will develop an educational model that integrates these disciplines to improve the quality of oral health care. An enriched educational program and more support and encouragement for faculty research and scholarship are also expected to result from the merger.