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Published June 12, 2015

To:              University Community 

From:          Charles F. Zukoski
                  Provost and Executive Vice President
                  for Academic Affairs

                  Michael E. Cain
                  Vice President for Health Sciences and
                  Dean, School of Medicine and Biomedical
                  Sciences

Date:          June 12, 2015

Re:              Dean Michael Glick

We are writing to share with you that Dean Michael Glick’s service as dean of the School of Dental Medicine will conclude on August 14, 2015, after which time he will focus his full effort on his faculty role as a scholar and educator in the Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences.  In the coming weeks, we will seek input from the School’s faculty and staff regarding an interim dean appointment.

Well-known for his medicine-oriented approach to dental care, Michael was appointed dean of the School of Dental Medicine in 2009. His focus as dean has been to prepare students for a rapidly evolving health care landscape; to provide oral healthcare to those most in need; and to grow research to improve the quality of life for dental patients.  Under Michael’s leadership, research expenditures and research proposal yield have increased.  Michael has been an active supporter of interprofessional education in the health sciences at UB and has grown enrollment through the International Dental Program, which serves international students who received dental degrees outside of the US and Canada. 

Michael’s research interests are focused primarily on the care of the medically complex dental patient and he has published extensively and lectured worldwide on this topic.  He is the editor of the prestigious Journal of the American Dental Association and is a fellow in the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists.

Colleagues, please join us in thanking Michael for his service as dean.  We wish him continued success in his research and scholarly pursuits.