The UConn Health board of directors announced faculty promotion recommendations including two orthodontics professors.

The Academic Affairs Subcommittee of the UConn Health board of directors approved the recommendations for promotion to senior rank and the recommendations for the award of academic tenure for 13 faculty members in the School of Dental Medicine.

“We are very proud of these colleagues who have been recognized for their excellence in scholarship, teaching, patient care and service,” said Steven Lepowsky, DDS, dean of the School of Dental Medicine. “They, along with their achievements, represent the best of UConn and UConn Dental.”

Two orthodontists were included among the recommendations. Flavio Uribe, DDS, MDentSc was promoted to senior rank as a professor with continuing tenure. Madhur Upadhyay, BDS, MDS, MDentSc, was also promoted as a professor in-residence.

Other Awards of Academic Tenure include:

  • Tannin Schmidt, PhD— Biomedical Engineering

Promotions to Senior Rank

Professor (with Continuing Tenure)

  • I-Ping Chen, DDS, PhD—Endodontology
  • Changchun Liu, PhD—Biomedical Engineering

Professor (In-Residence)

  • Easwar Natarajan BDS, DMSc—Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences

Professor (Clinical)

  • Ajay Dhingra, DDS,—Prosthodontics

Associate Professor (In-Residence)

  • Namita Khandelwal, BDS, MS—Periodontology
  • Aniuska Tobin, DDS, MSc—Endodontology
  • Foteini Touloumi,DDS, MDS, FACP—Prosthodontics

Associate Professor (Clinical)

  • Jorge Rabat, DDS—Pediatric Dentistry
  • Sree Raghavendra, DMD—General Dentistry
  • Gary Schulman, DMD—Pediatric Dentistry

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