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Promoting our own
 


Dr. Kathleen C. Kinnally




Dr. John S. Evans




Dr. Gustavo D. Cruz




Dr. Gary S. Berkowitz




Dr. Cristina Teixeira




Dr. Kathleen C. Kinnally, Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, has been appointed Associate Chair of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology. In her new position, Dr. Kinnally will help to advance the department’s momentum and will oversee operations on a day-to-day basis. She will work closely with Dr. Dianne Rekow, Professor and Chair of the department, who was recently appointed as Special Advisor to the President and the Provost of NYU on Engineering. (See related story on page 82).

Dr. John S. Evans, formerly an Associate Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology and of Chemistry, has been promoted to Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology and of Chemistry. Dr. Evans’s research on the molecular structure of materials formed when proteins bind to inorganic atoms is yielding clues that could aid in the development of a new generation of stronger materials for applications ranging from consumer goods to industrial, dental, and medical devices.

Dr. Gustavo D. Cruz, formerly an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, has been promoted to Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion. Dr. Cruz also directs the DDS-MPH Program in Global Public Health. Dr. Cruz’s research focuses on oral health disparities, predispositions to oral infections based on ethnicity and country of origin, and smoking cessation.

Dr. Gary S. Berkowitz, formerly a Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, has been promoted to Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care. Dr. Berkowitz mentors third- and fourth-year students and oversees their case presentations.

Dr. Cristina Teixeira, formerly an Assistant Professor of Orthodontics and of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology, has been promoted to Associate Professor of Orthodontics and of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology. Dr. Teixeira’s research focuses on the mechanisms that signal cartilage cells to grow bone.

Dr. Martine Mandracchia, formerly a Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, has been promoted to Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care. Dr. Mandracchia specializes in aesthetic dentistry techniques.

Ms. Helen Samuels, formerly a Senior Clinical Aide in the Ashman Department of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, has been promoted to Clinic Manager. Her responsibilities include scheduling, inventory control, and budgeting.

Mr. Tykieyen Moore, formerly Director of Patient Accounts, has been promoted to Director of Financial Management and Business. Mr. Moore’s promotion reflects the broader responsibilities he has assumed as a result of the merger of the Patient Accounting and Business Offices. In his new position, Mr. Moore will focus primarily on clinical financial management issues.


Dr. Martine Mandracchia

Ms. Helen Samuels

Mr. Tykieyen Moore