Dr. Michael P. O'Connor, formerly Executive Associate Dean for Administration & Finance, has been promoted to Vice Dean for Administration & Finance; and Dr. Louis Terracio, formerly Associate Dean for Research, has been promoted to Vice Dean for Research.
The change in both Dr. O'Connor's and Dr. Terracio's titles recognizes that their roles go considerably beyond their specific portfolios within the College of Dentistry. In particular, each plays a much broader enterprise-wide role in the combined dentistry-nursing endeavor than their former titles indicated. Each has been called upon to assume additional and protracted school-wide assignments as the need has arisen and a significant part of their time is now invested in the College of Nursing and in providing key administrative linkages between the College of Dentistry and its College of Nursing. Accordingly, their new titles reflect these expanded responsibilities.
"In their respective areas," said Dean Bertolami, "both Michael O'Connor and Lou Terracio have set new standards for excellence in carrying out the vision and mission of the NYU College of Dentistry and its College of Nursing. Their elevation to Vice Dean is appropriate acknowledgement of their contributions to sustaining and advancing the College's current stature."
Dr. Angela De Bartolo, Class of 1987, formerly a part-time Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, has been appointed a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care. Dr. De Bartolo completed a general practice residency at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, and has been in private practice in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, for the past 20 years.
Dr. Vera W. L. Tang, Class of 2000, formerly a part-time Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, has been appointed a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care. Dr. Tang earned an MS in Dental Sciences with a concentration in periodontics and a certificate in periodontics from the University of Florida College of Dentistry in Gainesville.
Mr. Daniel Ferraro, formerly a Local Area Network Administrator and Network Manager in the Office of Information Systems, has been promoted to Assistant Director of Systems and Infrastructure Support in the Office of Technology and Informatics Services. Since joining NYUCD in 1997, Mr. Ferraro has managed the information technology infrastructure and prepared it for future growth. His accomplishments include designing and implementing upgrades to support the use of chairside digital radiology and DENTRIX® practice management software.