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UIC dental school names new dean

June 05, 2014

Dr. Clark Stanford
The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry named Dr. Clark Stanford, associate dean for research and professor of prosthodontics at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, its new dean, effective Oct. 1, pending the approval by the school’s board of trustees.

“Clark Stanford is a star hire,” said Lon Kaufman, UIC vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost. “His illustrious career as a clinician-scientist and faculty administrator has prepared him perfectly to lead one of the best colleges of dentistry in the country.”

Dr. Stanford received his bachelor’s of science degree in 1984, a doctor of dental science degree in 1987 and a certificate in prosthodontics and Ph.D. in cell biology in 1992. He also joined Iowa’s faculty that same year.

An accomplished researcher, Dr. Stanford focuses his laboratory studies on osteoblastic gene expression and signaling pathways. He is the author of 18 book chapters, 111 published papers and more than 140 research abstracts.

At Iowa, he also managed the Office for Clinical Research and the outpatient Craniofacial Clinical Research Center. Dr. Stanford currently serves on several national and international committees, including the International Association for Dental Research, the National Institutes of Health and the Academy of Prosthodontics.