Fall 2004 Table of Contents
Fall 2004
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Message from the Dean

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at a Flawless Accreditation Site Visit
Dr. Richard I. Vogel

Santa Fe Group Salon Special Report

Hedge Our Bet or Trim Our Hedge: The Need to Reform the Dental Education Process
Dean Michael C. Alfano

Walking the Walk: Recent Innovations in Dental Education at NYUCD
Life, Death, and One Man's Quest to Demystify the Inner Realms of the Human Body
Dr. Gunther von Hagens

National Implant Education Conference Aims to Change Predoctoral Implant Education and Patient Care

NYUCD Engages Top Practice Management Consultants to Bring Business World Approaches to Academic Dentistry

Palm-Powered "Expert Guide" for Dentists Created by Dental Informatics Director Elise Eisenberg

Invisalign® Integrated into Curriculum

NYUCD Introduces Ergonomics Training for Students, Faculty, and Staff

News from the College
U.S. Surgeon General Tells NYU Dental Graduates They Have Key Role to Play in Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response

A Surprise Presentation to Dean Alfano

New Scholarship Aims to Increase the Number of Underrepresented Groups in Dentistry

Serving Our Community in New Ways

NYUCD and Nova Southeastern University Sign Cooperative Agreement

Teeth Hold Clues to Cancer Development, Says NYUCD Professor

NYUCD Hosts Colgate-ADA Teleconference on Diabetes

Using the Microscope to Create Art

University of the Pacific Names Its San Francisco Dental School in Honor of Dean Arthur A. Dugoni

ABC 7 and Colgate-Palmolive Join College of Dentistry in Cosponsoring Free Oral Health Screenings

Practicing for LifeSM
Mega-trends in Dentistry Today
Dr. Roger Levin

Research in Focus
Advancing the Clinical Research Mission

A Stunning Rise in Federal Funding

Research Day 2004

Dental-Obstetrical Team Searches for Clues to Premature Birth

Student Summer Research Opportunities Abound

International Partners in Health
The Hungarian Connection Dr. Andrew I. Spielman and Dr. Tivadar Zelles

Dr. Stanley N. Turetzky in Thailand to Honor NYUCD Dental Alum

New Initiative Will Allow Indian Dental Students to Complete Their Clinical Requirements at NYUCD

Visiting Brazilian Researchers Benefit from New NYUCD Technologies

An Inside Look at New European Hygiene Education Model

A Visit by the Tanzanian Ambassador

Grants and Philanthropy
Two New York City Council Grants Expand Access to Care

New York State and The Starr Foundation Commit $750,000 to Smiling Faces, Going Places

NYU Medical and Dental Schools Awarded $2.7 Million for Catastrophe Response Plan

Harold and Sheila Litvak Prosthodontics Wing to Be Built at NYUCD

Emergency Area to Be Named in Honor of Dr. Stanley N. Turetzky

A Gift from Dr. Francis J. Murphy, '72, Supports the Transformations Campaign

The Magic of Planned Giving: Looking for High Interest Rates? Try the NYU Charitable Gift Annuity

$250,000 Gift from CulinArt Will Support New Student Center

Nurses' Station in Bluestone Center to Be Named for Dr. and Mrs. Gerry Curatola

NYUCD in the News

Applause, Applause
Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow Awarded University's Highest Teaching Honor

Ms. Tamu Al-Islam Awarded University's Highest Administrative Honor

Part-Time Faculty Newsletter Debuts

Dr. Dianne Rekow to Become President of the American Association for Dental Research

Spaghetti and Science Society Gives Students a Taste for Critical Thinking

NYU Dental Team Offers Salk Science School Students a Lesson in Science and Civics

City Harvest Volunteer Dr. Denise Murphy Helps Feed Hungry New Yorkers

Dr. Murphy Honored with Bellevue's Distiniguished Alumna Award

Nexus Wins More Awards

Dr. David Moed Is Sixth Annual Litvak Fellowship Recipient

Longer-Term Faculty Service Awards Presented

Celebrating Our Community

Focus on Alumni
Alumni Association Celebrations Honor Recent Graduates

In Remembrance
Dr. Irma Tuck-Weiss, Professor Emerita of Biochemistry

Honor Roll of Donors