Ms. Julia Murphy, an attorney specializing in employment issues, has been appointed Senior Director for Human Resources and Faculty Services. Ms. Murphy has had an impressive 21-year career with several major law firms in the Northeast. For the past two years, she has served as Counsel for Outten & Golden LLP. Prior to working at Outten & Golden LLP, she served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel at TIAA-CREF headquarters in Manhattan. Ms. Murphy's core competencies include employment law compliance, dispute resolution training, negotiation, mediation policy development, and internal investigation. She earned her law degree at the NYU School of Law.
Dr. Juhee Jeong, formerly a Postdoctoral Researcher in Psychology at the University of California, San Francisco, has been appointed an Assistant Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology. Dr. Jeong earned a PhD in Biochemistry from Harvard University.
Donald S. Garmon, NP, has been appointed Clinical Research Coordinator for the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research. Mr. Garmon, who holds an MS degree as an Adult Nurse Practitioner, previously served as Nurse Practitioner and Study Coordinator for the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center and Beth Israel Medical Center's AIDS Clinical Trials Unit, both in Manhattan.
Dr. Anabella C. Oquendo Parilli, a 2009 graduate of the Advanced Program for International Dentists in Esthetic Dentistry, has been appointed a Clinical Instructor in Cariology & Comprehensive Care. Dr. Oquendo Parilli earned her dental degree at the Universidad Central de Venezuela.
Dr. Dharti Patel, formerly a Clinical Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) Dental School, has been appointed a Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine. Dr. Patel earned a DMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and a certificate in oral medicine from UMDNJ.
Dr. Despina Sitara, formerly a Postdoctoral Fellow in Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard University School of Public Health, has been appointed an Assistant Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology. Dr. Sitara earned an MSc degree in molecular genetics from the University of Bristol and a PhD in endocrinology from the University of London.
Dr. Huzefa Talib, a 2010 graduate of the Advanced Program in Oral Surgery for International Dentists/Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), and a Fellow of the RCSI in oral surgery and oral medicine, has been appointed a Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Talib earned a dental degree from the University of Pune in India and is also a member of the Faculty of Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
Dr. Amber L. Watters has been appointed a Clinical Instructor in Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine. Dr. Watters earned a DDS degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, completed a general practice residency at Long Island College Hospital, a fellowship in dental oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and residencies at Coler/Goldwater Memorial Hospital and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Ms. Christina Morrow, formerly an Academic Advisor at Pace University, has been appointed Assistant Director for Student Retention & Academic Advising. Ms. Morrow holds a master's degree in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Columbia University.
Ms. Joan M. O’Connell, formerly a Practice Manager for the Non-Invasive Basic Cardiology Laboratory of the NYU School of Medicine, has been appointed Department Manager for the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research.
Ms. Susan F. Siegel has been appointed Director of External Affairs for the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research. Ms. Siegel has a 20-plus year career as both Founder/Executive Director of nonprofit organizations, and is a strategy and executive consultant with expertise in start up and scale up. She is returning home to her academic roots, where she received her NYU degrees—a BS in Education and MS in Global Education—and is a University Honors Scholar.