UCLA dental school names new dean
May 19, 2016
— The University of California Los Angeles School of Dentistry announced May 18 it named Dr. Paul Krebsbach, a researcher in tissue engineering and stem cell biology, as its new dean, effective June 30.
"Paul brings to UCLA a national reputation as an exceptional leader as well as a deep understanding of the unique mission of public research universities," said Scott Waugh, UCLA executive vice chancellor and provost, in a news release. "I am confident that he will build upon the School of Dentistry's tradition of excellence."
Dr. Krebsbach, who received his dental degree from the University of Minnesota, has been a faculty member at the University of Michigan since 1996. He is a Roy H. Roberts Professor of Dentistry and a professor of biomedical engineering. In addition, he served as chair of the department of biologic and materials sciences and division of prosthodontics since 2005. Prior to that, he was a senior staff fellow for three years at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
"I am thrilled to become part of the UCLA community of scholars," Dr. Krebsbach said. "The School of Dentistry attracts the very best students and the faculty is exceptional. I'm looking forward to working together to take on the new challenges in dental education and to seizing new and exciting opportunities."