The University of Utah has selected three new deans to lead its graduate school, new dental school and the College of Nursing.
Rena D'Souza, a biomedical professor and dental researcher from Texas A&M University, will be the first permanent dean of the U. School of Dentistry. D'Souza served as chairwoman of the biomedical sciences department at Baylor College of Dentistry from 2006 to 2012, where she promoted a more unified approach to education and research, according to a U. press release.
She developed an evidence-based dentistry curriculum and won about $7.5 million in grants for her own research, which includes craniofacial development, genetics, tooth development and regenerative dental medicine.