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Proposal to Merge the Departments of Molecular Pathobiology and Biomaterials: Your comments invited

The College of Dentistry is proposing to incorporate the Department of Biomaterials as a Division of Biomaterials within the Department of Molecular Pathobiology (MPB). The goal is to create a single, unified, basic science department within NYU Dentistry that will strengthen research in biomedical science and biomedical engineering. If approved by the University, MPB faculty will engage in scholarly research in the areas of biomedical science and biomedical engineering. They will also contribute to teaching in the DDS, Dental Hygiene, Postgraduate Specialty, and PhD programs.

The proposal has been presented to the senior leadership of NYU Dentistry and the faculty of the Department of Molecular Pathobiology and the Department of Biomaterials for discussion and vote. The NYU Dentistry Senior Leadership (Deans and Department Chairs) voted unanimously in favor of the proposal, as did the faculty of the Department of Molecular Pathobiology and the faculty of the Department of Biomaterials.

The proposal includes a Memo of Understanding, which summarizes the objectives and operation of the proposed merger, as well as a Comments section. All members of the NYU Dentistry community — students, faculty, administrators, and staff — are invited to comment on the proposed action by following the link below.



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