Michael Reddy named interim dean of UAB School of Dentistry

Michael Reddy, DMD, DMSc, has been named interim dean of the UAB School of Dentistry, effective June 6.

reddy_webReddy, chair of the Department of Periodontics since 2004 and former assistant dean for Planning and Clinical Activity, is a graduate of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine who joined the UAB faculty in 1989. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Periodontology, Journal of Dental Research, Journal of the American Dental Association and Journal of Dental Education and is co-editor of Clinical Applications in Periodontics. He also is a senior scientist in multiple UAB research centers, including the Center for Metabolic Bone Disease and the Center for Aging.

“Michael is a world-renowned lecturer and researcher in the field of periodontics,” said UAB President Carol Garrison, noting that Reddy has had continuous NIH funding for the past 20 years and more than 40 grants awarded as an investigator or co-investigator. “He also has held a variety of leadership roles within the dental school, including his current one, which makes him uniquely qualified to lead the school during this time of exciting transition.”

Garrison said a national search for a permanent dental school dean will begin soon. Reddy’s appointment comes after the school’s current dean, Huw F. Thomas, Ph.D., was announced as the new dean of the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

Faculty Appointments

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