Dr. Krebsbach Accepts Chair Position
Paul Krebsbach, the Roy H. Roberts Endowed Professor of Dentistry, has chaired Biologic and Materials Sciences since 2005. Following a comprehensive and thoughtful reappointment review process, the School of Dentistry am pleased to announce that Dr. Krebsbach has accepted an additional three-year term as Chair of BMS that will run through June 30, 2018. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback during this important review process.
BMS has flourished during Dr. Krebsbach’s tenure as chair, demonstrating growth in extramural funding and producing a significant number of scientific publications from these projects. The Division of Prosthodontics, the clinical arm of the department, has advanced with the addition of new Prosthodontic faculty members and increasing numbers of board certified prosthodontists. From 2008 to 2011, Dr. Krebsbach led the school’s faculty initiative to develop a plan to transform the DDS curriculum. This effort, the work of the Vision Implementation Team, laid the groundwork for transformative changes to the school’s teaching/learning infrastructure, making our curriculum distinct among U.S. dental schools. More recently, Dr. Krebsbach served on the school’s Strategic Planning Committee and is now a steward for the Research Domain, working on vital faculty mentoring for their research accomplishments. While doing all this for the school, Dr. Krebsbach maintains an active research program and serves as a mentor to his faculty and staff.
The School of Dentistry looks forward to Paul’s continued stewardship of BMS and his thoughtful participation as a member of the school’s leadership.