Global Health Nexus, Winter 2004

Operatory Named for Professor Judith Cleary

Dean Alfano has announced the naming of an operatory in the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research in honor of Ms. Judith Cleary, a Clinical Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene and the longtime Director of the Dental Assistant Program, which closed last year. Funding for the operatory was made possible by Professor Cleary’s friends and colleagues

The idea for a naming gift in Professor Cleary’s honor came from Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Programs Rita A. Startup, who had been a student of Professor Cleary’s and later an instructor in the Dental Assistant Program.

“Judy Cleary epitomizes loyalty, hard work, and dedication,” said Dean Startup. “She continues to make her mark on the College in her new position dedicated to improving patient, faculty, and student relations within a model group practice.”

“I am honored, overwhelmed, and ecstatic,” said Professor Cleary. “NYU Dentistry had already given so much to me — education, friends, the opportunity to help others. To be recognized with the naming of an operatory in my honor exceeds any further expectations I might have had.”