Dr. Stephen M. Zeck, a former clinical assistant professor and co-director of Comprehensive Care Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, has been appointed assistant dean for clinical operations and patient care. Dr. Zeck earned a DDS degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry. He was chief dental resident at Durham Cerebral Palsy Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, and has had extensive leadership training. As assistant dean, Dr. Zeck will lead and direct patient care support services, including having oversight for the Smiling Faces, Going Places mobile dental care program.
Dr. Jennifer Gibbs, formerly an assistant professor of endodontics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry, has been appointed assistant professor of endodontics. Dr. Gibbs earned a DDS degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School; a PhD in pharmacology from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; an MS degree in clinical research from the UCSF School of Medicine; and a certificate in endodontics from the UCSF School of Dentistry.
Dr. Xin Li, formerly a research fellow in periodontics and oral medicine at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, has been appointed assistant professor of basic science and craniofacial biology. Dr. Li earned an MS degree in insect pathology and physiology from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and a PhD in physiology and biophysics from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
Ms. Arly Tuysuzian, formerly a financial analyst for the NYU Office of Sponsored Programs, has been appointed assistant director for business development and clinical research operations for the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research. Ms. Tuysuzian earned a BS degree in business administration from the American University in Washington, DC.
Mr. Gabe Rothauser has been appointed senior director of facilities management for NYUCD. Mr. Rothhauser was formerly senior director of facilities management at NYU's Washington Square campus, where he was responsible for operations and renovations in faculty housing.
Mr. John Huff has been appointed assistant director of facilities management for NYUCD. Mr. Huff was formerly an academic facilities manager at NYU's Washington Square campus.
Ms. Helen Wong, formerly an architectural design project manager at Hackensack University Medical Center, has been appointed senior project manager in NYU's Office of Construction Management, with responsibility for construction and renovation at NYUCD.