Spring 2006 Table of Contents
     
Celebrating Our Community
A Round of ADEA Distinctions for NYUCD Faculty and Administrators
 


Front row, seated, left, former Assistant Dean Novella Jones and Assistant Dean Cheryl Westphal; Back row, from left: Dr. Kenneth Allen, Dr. Mark Wolff, Dr.Dianne Rekow, Assistant Dean Andrew Spielman, Executive Associate Dean Richard Vogel, Dr. Elise Eisenberg, Assistant Dean Rita Startup; Dr. Ivy Peltz
























A record number of NYUCD faculty and administrators were elected to leadership positions within the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) at the 2006 ADEA Annual Session and Exhibition, which was held jointly with the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) annual meeting in Orlando, Florida in March. In addition to the nine individuals featured below, Dr. Dianne Rekow, Professor and Chair of the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, was elected President of the AADR. Click here to see the story on Dr. Rekow's election. The nine are:

  • Assistant Dean for Dental Hygiene Programs Cheryl Wesphal elected Vice President for Allied Dental Program Directors, a Delegate to the ADEA House of Delegates, and a member of the Board of Directors;
  • Dr. Andrew I. Spielman, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, elected to the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (2010), Secretary of the Oral Biology Section, and Secretary of the Educational Research/Development and Curriculum Section; and appointed a Site Visitor for the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the ADA for the 2006-07 academic year;
  • Dr. Kenneth L Allen, Assistant Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, elected Secretary of the Clinical Simulation Section;
  • Dr. Elise S. Eisenberg, Director of Dental Informatics & Digital Services, elected Councilor for the Dental Informatics Section (Delegate) and NYUCD Representative - Women's Liaison Officer, Council of Sections Task Force on Competencies & Foundation Knowledge;
  • Former Assistant Dean for Admissions Novella Jones elected Chair of the Dental School Admissions Officers Section and a Delegate;
  • Dr. Ivy D. Peltz, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, elected NYUCD Representative to the Council of Faculties and a Delegate;
  • Dr. Richard I. Vogel, Executive Associate Dean for Academic Programs, appointed a Site Visitor for the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the ADA for the 2006-07 academic year;
  • Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Relations Rita Startup elected Secretary of the Development, Alumni Affairs & Public Relations Section;
  • Dr. Mark S. Wolff, Professor and Chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, elected Councilor for the Oral Biology Section (Delegate) and member, Council of Sections Task Force on Membership.

NYUCD congratulates all of these individuals and thanks them for their successful efforts to increase NYUCDŐs profile within the national dental education community. This recognition is particularly impressive considering that, in 2003, only two NYU dental faculty members were active in the organization. Way to go!