Zsuzsa Horvath, PhD and Christine Wankiiri-Hale, DMD

Zsuzsa Horvath, PhD - MED Talk Speaker 
Zsuzsa Horvath, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Dental Public Health
Director, Faculty Development, Office of Faculty Affairs

School of Dental Medicine

Zsuzsa Horvath, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Dental Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. As the Director of Faculty Development in the Office of Faculty Affairs, her responsibilities include overseeing, designing, and implementing faculty development and mentoring programs; offering workshops and courses to faculty in pedagogy and clinical teaching; providing orientations for new faculty; offering instructional design consultations for faculty; and conducting and coaching educational research projects. She created a two-year Academic Career Track Area of Concentration certificate program for pre-doctoral students to train future dental educators. In addition to directing this program, she offers various elective courses in teaching methods, clinical teaching, and educational research. In her most recent endeavors, she serves as Principal Investigator of the NIH-funded "University of Pittsburgh Center of Excellence in Pain Education: Pain Challenges in Primary Care" federal contract and oversees the development of interactive virtual cases in pain education and their interprofessional implementation in five health sciences schools.

Christine Wankiiri-Hale, DMD - MED Talk SpeakerChristine Wankiiri-Hale, DMD
Assistant Professor
Department of Restorative Dentistry and Comprehensive Care
Associate Dean for Student Affairs

School of Dental Medicine

Christine Wankiiri-Hale, DMD, currently serves as Associate Dean for Student Affairs and assistant professor in the Department of Comprehensive Care and Restorative Dentistry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Her current roles include mentoring past, current, and future dental students in their education and careers. She has held several positions in academic leadership, including chairing and serving as advisor to the dental admissions and promotions committees. She currently serves as course director for several courses in the predoctoral program including a course on academic leadership and is clinical director of a two-year Academic Career Track Area of Concentration certificate program for students interested in pursuing academic careers. Her research interests include exploring academic career paths in dental medicine, evidence-based practice in dental education, enhancing diversity in dental schools, and dental school admissions related research. She is a member of several professional dental organizations, is an attending faculty member in the predoctoral dental clinics, and practices in the faculty practice clinic.

 

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