Meet NYCC’s new Acting Dean of Chiropractic

Karen A. Bobak, D.C. was selected to serve as New York Chiropractic College’s Acting Dean of Chiropractic, effective beginning May 1. Acting Dean, Bobak will oversee the day to day operation of the Doctor of Chiropractic program, including academic planning, curriculum development, faculty hiring and associated budgets as they relate to the program.Dr. Bobak’s appointment comes on the heels of a nationwide 15-week search that attracted applications from throughout the country. A search team comprised of faculty, staff and administration made recommendations to Michael Mestan, D.C., Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs, who thereafter conducted interviews with qualified prospects. Dr. Bobak received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York in 1982, and the Bachelor of Science degree from National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois, in 1984. Awarded a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from National in 1986, Karen was licensed in New York, and has since managed a private practice in the Rochester. Affiliated with NYCC since 1994 as an adjunct professor, Bobak joined NYCC’s full time faculty in 1999 and was promoted to assistant professor in 2003, teaching coursework in technique and has also served as Technique Team Leader in the Chiropractic Clinical Sciences department. She remains active in a variety of academic and search committees, and her scholarly activity includes participation in NYCC’s 2006 Research Symposium, and involvement in numerous research and faculty development consortia.Executive Vice President Mestan is pleased at Dr. Bobak’s steady growth and development throughout her employment at the College, and he feels confident she will continue to “demonstrate outstanding leadership” in her new position.

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