Global Health Nexus, Winter 2003

Promoting Our Own

Mr. H. Kendall Beacham, formerly Director of Continuing Dental Education (CDE), has been appointed Assistant Dean for Continuing Dental Education. Mr. Beacham administers what is perhaps the world’s largest CDE program, with over 4,000 students from more than 20 countries. He is also responsible for overseeing the development of a sophisticated distance learning program in CDE’s new home in the Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry. Mr. Beacham’s focus is on using technology to share dental knowledge rapidly and efficiently across the globe.

Dr. Warren I. Scherer, a Professor of General Dentistry and Management Science, has been appointed Chairman of the Department of General Dentistry and Management Science. Dr. Scherer had been serving as Acting Chairman of the Department since its inception three years ago. A priority for Dr. Scherer is to encourage student integrity, professionalism, and critical thinking, and to promote proficiency in all aspects of comprehensive care, including health promotion. The Department has been structured to enable students to prepare for any state’s licensing requirements—a key benefit for our students who come from all 50 states.

Mr. David G. Romand, who has served as NYU Dentistry’s Director of Information Systems since 1989, has been named Chief Technology Officer at the College. Since joining the College, he has overseen the design and implementation of NYU Dentistry’s technology plans, including the Y2K transition. In his new capacity, he is providing unified leadership in the development, employment, and effective use of technology services.

Ms. Tracy E. Kamens has been appointed Director of the Faculty & Staff Development Center (FSDC) after serving as its Acting Director since 2001. She is responsible for developing FSDC’s role as a unique, lifelong learning program for faculty and staff. The FSDC runs computer, communications, financial, managerial, and personal health and growth workshops. The FSDC is growing rapidly, with 95 programs offered last spring, up from 36 in the spring of 2001. A new dedicated space is planned to accommodate the FSDC’s growth.

Dr. David Glotzer has been appointed Coordinator of Cariology and Operative Dentistry. Since 1993 he has been a Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology and Operative Dentistry. Dr. Glotzer directs the second-year preclinical operative dentistry course and oversees care in the cariology and operative dentistry clinic. Dr. Glotzer is the producer, narrator, and editor of an instructional video for students entitled “Wax-Up of Posterior Occlusion.”