Posted by Community Manager on 25/02/2013
Dental CAG Leader appointed

Prof RekowProfessor Dianne Rekow who is Dean of the College’s Dental Institute, has been appointed as leader of the Dental Clinical Academic Group (CAG).

The Dental CAG draws together a range of education, research, and clinical services provided by the College in partnership with King’s College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’. Clinical services within the CAG include acute dental; dental and maxillofacial imaging; dental public health; oral pathology; oral surgery; and primary and secondary dental care.

Professor Rekow was formerly Senior Vice Provost of Engineering and Technology at New York University (NYU) and Provost of Polytechnic Institute of NYU. She is Immediate Past President of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and is an internationally known authority on the performance of new materials and products for use in aesthetic and restorative dentistry.

Professor Sir Robert Lechler, Executive Director, King’s Health Partners, said:

“We are delighted to appoint Professor Rekow as CAG Leader. She is an internationally renowned, highly regarded expert in her field with substantial experience of successful leadership in dentistry and beyond. Thank you to Mr Eric Whaites, Dr Rob Hale and Prof. Mark Woolford for their excellent support managing the CAG awaiting this appointment. I have no doubt that Prof. Rekow will continue their work to deliver the CAG’s plans and drive pioneering innovation in oral and dental research, clinical practice, teaching and learning to ensure the CAG realises its full potential nationally and internationally.

Commenting on her appointment, Professor Rekow said:

“King’s Health Partners creates opportunities to integrate education, research, and clinical service in ways never before possible.  The already excellent reputation of the Dental Institute and its partners is an important platform for new discoveries and translating discoveries into practice, policy, and products, while enhancing both clinical care and the education of our students.  I look forward to working with our outstanding staff as move into this exciting next stage of our relationship."

For more details about the Dental Institute, please visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/dentistry/index.aspx

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