Dr. Michael P. O’Connor Appointed Executive Associate Dean for Administration& Finance
Dr. Michael P. O’Connor, formerly Vice President and Senior Associate Dean for Organization& Development at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), has been appointed Executive Associate Dean for Administration& Finance. Dr. O’Connor succeeds Mr. Steven Donofrio, who was named NYU’s Vice President for Administration in December. Dr. O’Connor serves as NYUCD’s chief financial officer (CFO), as well as the officer in charge of comprehensive operational and organizational issues, real estate, facilities and construction management, human resources and government relations.
Prior to joining NYUCD, Dr. O’Connor also served as CUMC’s Vice President& Senior Associate Dean for Budget& Finance and CFO. CUMC comprises Columbia’s four healthrelated colleges—Physicians& Surgeons, the School of Dental& Oral Surgery, the Mailman School of Public Health and the College of Nursing.
Prior to that he served for 23 years as the Vice Dean for Finance& Administration at the Mailman School of Public Health, where he led the growth and development of the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health operating budget from $3 million per year to $130 million over a period of 15 years.
Dr. O’Connor holds a doctoral degree in education from Columbia University and an MPA from the City University of New York.
"Michael was without question the bestqualified candidate to become Executive Associate Dean for Administration & Finance," said Interim Dean Richard I. Vogel. "In addition to bringing valuable, closely related experience in a similar academic, research and patientcare environment, Michael also brings great energy, sophistication and an outstanding service ethic to his new position. By any measure, Michael is an excellent fit for the position."
Dr. Gene S. Fisch, formerly an Investigator and Senior Research Statistician at the North Shore/Long Island Jewish Research Institute, and a Senior Research Scientist in Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale University’s Division of Biostatistics and Child Study Center, has been appointed a Research Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion. Dr. Fisch holds an MA degree in economics from Queens College, an MS degree in mathematics education from Yeshiva University and a PhD in psychology from the City University of New York.
Dr. Arlene R. Curry has been appointed a Clinical Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine. Dr. Curry is also the physician in charge of NYUCD’s Health Screening Unit and an attending physician at Huntington Hospital. She holds an MD degree from the State University of
New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center.
Dr. Robert G. Norman, a Research Assistant Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at NYU’s School of Medicine, and a former Adjunct Assistant Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education, has been appointed a Research Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion. Dr. Norman holds an MS degree in statistics from NYU’s Stern School of Business, and a PhD in quantitative studies from the Steinhardt School.
Dr. Mani Alikhani, Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics, ’99, and a former Assistant Professor of Orthodontics at Boston University’s Goldman School of Dental Medicine, has been appointed an Assistant Professor of Orthodontics. Dr. Alikhani holds a DDS degree from Tehran University in Iran, a DMD degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and a DSc degree in Oral Biology from the Goldman School. He also completed a research fellowship in biomedical engineering at Stony Brook University.
Dr. Josephine LomanginoCheung, ’88, has been appointed a Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care. Dr. LomanginoCheung, who also holds an MS degree in chemistry from Creighton University, was formerly a Research Scientist at the Eppley Cancer Institute of the University of Nebraska.
Dr. Brendan G. O’Connor, formerly an attending oral and maxillofacial surgeon at Jacobi Medical Center and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral Surgery at Marquette University School of Dentistry, has been appointed a Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. O’Connor holds a BDS degree and an MB BCh BAO (equivalent of an MD) degree from the Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland;a Certificate in Advanced General Dentistry from the Eastman Dental Center;and a Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the University of Washington School of Dentistry.
Dr. Glenn K. Rochlen, ’86, has been appointed a FullTime Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care. Dr. Rochlen, who completed a general practice residency at Peninsula Hospital Center, has been in private practice for 20 years, and writes a weekly dental advice column for the Culvert Chronicle, a newspaper in Queens, New York.
Dr. Sonal S. Shah has been appointed a Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine. Dr. Shah holds a DDS degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Dental Branch, and completed a general practice residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and a residency in oral and maxillofacial pathology at New York Hospital Queens.
Dr. Gary R. Ten Eyck, formerly an Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Idaho State University, has been appointed an Assistant Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology. Dr. Ten Eyck holds master’s degrees in biology and chemistry from Central Michigan University and a PhD in biology and neuroscience from the University of South Dakota.