Recruiting the BEST

Dr. Nicola Partridge

Kenneth Fauerbach

Karen Rapael

Carrie Phelps

Dr. Marcela Romero-Reyes

DR. NICOLA PARTRIDGE has joined NYUCD as the new Chair of the Department of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology.

Dr. Partridge succeeds Dr. Dianne Rekow, who has been appointed Provost of the newly formed Polytechnic Institute of NYU. Dr. Robert Boylan, Associate Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology, has been serving as interim chair of the department.

Dr. Partridge comes to NYUCD from the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where she has served since 2000 as Professor and Chair of the Department of Physiology & Biophysics. She is a national and international authority in the area of molecular endocrinology and in bone and mineral research. Her special expertise is in the role of parathyroid hormone action in bone and mineralized tissue. She also has expertise in investigating pulsed electromagnetic fields that stimulate bone formation. Her work is aimed at developing new signals for non-healing fractures and other improvements in orthopedic therapies.

Having assembled a critical mass of bone researchers in a variety of departments, NYUCD’s goal has been to attract a strong leader who could galvanize and energize this emerging research ensemble and who could develop synergies both within this community and beyond. Dr. Partridge, a senior bone researcher, will be responsible for leading this group and also adding to its ranks by recruiting additional basic science faculty, particularly in the area of bone biology.

MR. KENNETH M. FAUERBACH has been appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Colleges of Dentistry and Nursing. Mr. Fauerbach has been with NYU for over 23 years, with Information Technology Services (ITS) since its inception in 1999, and, prior to that, with Telecommunications. Most recently, he was Executive Director, IT Planning, Continuity, and Compliance Services. He joined NYU as a member of the team that planned and installed the University's telephone system.

Mr. Fauerbach is an active member of the NYU community. He has served on several University-wide committees, including Member, Data Processing Risk Assessment Task Force; Member, University's Sustainability Task Force Steering Committee; Co-chair, Environmental Assessment working group; and as a University Senator representing the AMC. Additionally, from 1985 to 2007, he was known as "the voice of NYU," as his voice could be heard on the inclement weather hotline.

In his new position, Mr. Fauerbach is responsible for the full range of information services at the Colleges, including clinical, administrative, and academic computer systems and services, as well as information technology support for researchers. Mr. Fauerbach earned a master's degree in Professional Studies from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He also taught Project Management at ITP for 11 years.

DR. KAREN G. RAPHAEL, formerly a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Research in the Department of Psychiatry at the New Jersey Medical School of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, has been appointed a Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine. Dr. Raphael earned an MA and a PhD in Psychology from Hofstra University, and an MS in Epidemiology from Columbia University.

MS. CARRIE PHELPS has been appointed Assistant Director for Financial Aid Services. Ms. Phelps was formerly the financial aid liaison between NYU's central Office of Financial Aid and the financial aid offices at the University's individual schools. She earned an MS degree in secondary school counseling and an MS in secondary school administration, both from the University of Scranton.

DR. MARCELA ROMERO-REYES, formerly a Postdoctoral Fellow in Neurosciences in the Headache Research and Treatment Program of the University of California at Los Angeles, has been appointed an Assistant Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine. Dr. Romero-Reyes earned a DDS degree from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico School of Dentistry, a PhD in oral biology and a certificate in orofacial pain, both from UCLA, and a certificate in medical, dental, and health sciences from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico School of Dentistry.