Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force

The people who comprise NYU Dentistry appreciate and support the importance of a diverse
environment in which students, faculty, and staff feel included, valued and empowered. We recognize that our diverse population comes with unique experiences and different perspectives, which provide us with a valuable opportunity to deliver the best services to our community. We recognize that our individual social, economic and cultural identities shape and influence our experiences and drive our perspectives. However, it is important to understand that NYU Dentistry will always ensure diversity in our population across the different facets of social, economic and cultural identity as we embrace and practice inclusivity.

The goal of the task force is to ensure that we continue to foster and/or build an environment which values and embraces diversity. We intend to perform a climate assessment of diversity issues within NYU Dentistry. This assessment will include a review of results from the previous University administered culture survey, abbreviated anonymous surveys, and focus groups to obtain a full picture of the College’s strengths and weaknesses concerning diversity, equity and inclusion. Upon completion of such assessments, we will provide recommendations to the Dean.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force

DEI Task Force Members

  • John McIntosh, Associate Dean for Clinical Administration & Revenue Management - Task Force Chair
  • Nigel Bunnett, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Molecular Pathobiology; Interim Chair, Dept. of Biomaterials - Member
  • Angela Banegas, Director of Faculty Services, Office of Human Resources & Faculty Services - Member
  • Angela De Bartolo, Clinical Associate Professor and Group Practice Director, Dept. of Cariology & Comprehensive Care - Member
  • Angela Greene, Clinic Manager, Office of Clinic Operations - Member
  • Ginette Lamarre - Outreach Program Administrator, Dept. of Cariology and Comprehensive Care - Member
  • Eugenia Mejia, Assistant Dean for Admissions & Enrollment Management - Member
  • Erica Reifer, Director of Professional Development, Office of Human Resources & Faculty Services - Member
  • Andre Ritter, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Cariology & Comprehensive Care - Member
  • Dianne Sefo, Clinical Associate Professor and Chair, Dept. of Dental Hygiene & Dental Assisting - Member
  • Deepak Saxena - Professor, Dept. of Molecular Pathobiology - Member

 

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