Fall 2004 Table of Contents
Research in Focus
Student Summer Research Opportunities Abound

In summer 2003, NYUCD welcomed the first group of five students selected to receive research training annually at NYUCD under a five-year NIH grant for minority predoctoral dental students from NYU, Howard University, Tuskegee University, and the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to repeating the program in summer 2004 with a new group of students, NYUCD also introduced two other student summer research training programs, bringing the number of research students in summer residence from 5 to 18, a more than threefold increase. All three programs are overseen by Dr. Kathleen C. Kinnally, left center, a Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology.

The two additional programs are:

  • an NIH-funded NYU Oral Epidemiology Research Training Program for NYUCD predoctoral students, and
  • a Deanís Student Research Fund Summer Training Program, which gives nine NYUCD students between their freshman and sophomore years an opportunity to learn about clinical, basic, or epidemiological research.