Fall/Winter 2005 Table of Contents
Fall/Winter 2005
Table of Contents
Message from the Dean

The Oral Cancer Scorecard
Oral Cancer Awareness and Early Detection Efforts Fall Short
Mr. Brian Hill

Update on the NYU Oral Cancer RAAHP Center

Taking Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer Awareness and Action to the Next Level
Dr. A. Ross Kerr

Oral Cancer Detection: Dentistry at the Crossroads
Dr. Roger P. Levin

Recruiting the Best
Dr. Amr M. Moursi Appointed Chairman of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Rosalynn Y. Crawford Appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Mark S. Wolff Appointed Chairman of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care

Dr. Hassem Geha Appointed Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine

Ms. Wanda M. Nelson Appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene

Dr. Scott W. Podell Appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care

Dr. Nargiz Schmidt Appointed Visiting Instructor in Prosthodontics

Promoting Our Own
Dr. Dianne Rekow Named Chair of the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology

Ms. Nicole M. Greco Appointed Full-Time Clinical Educator in Dental Hygiene

Dr. Raid S. Sadda Appointed Full-Time Clinical Educator in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Morey J. Gendler Appointed Full-Time Clinical Educator in Cariology and Comphrehensive Care

Research in Focus
Dr. Elena Cunningham: Teaching Anatomy and Studying Monkey Behavior

NYU Dental Researchers Develop Alternative to Corrosive Sandblasting of Ceramic Crowns

Link Found Between C-Section Delivery and Higher Risk of Cavities in Newborns

A Plan to Use Daily Street Cleaning to Detect Early Signs of a Bioterrorism Attack

Dr. Daniel Malamud: Using Saliva to Battle HIV Virus
Mr. Christopher James

International Partners in Health
Tanzania Visit Provides Service, Education, and Research Opportunities

Outreach to the Amazon
Dr. AnaMaria Munoz

Outreach to Nigeria Provides Care for Hundreds of People
Dr. Esther O. Kuyinu

Developing an Oral Health Profile of Haiti

NYUCD Responds to Requests for Dental Chairs for East Africa and Central America

Delegation Gets a First-Hand Look at China's Growing Oral Health Awareness

NYU Announces Master's Program in Global Public Health

Grants and Philanthropy
NYU College of Dentistry Receives $5 Million Gift From Nobel Biocare to Improve Implant Education and Design

Facilities Update: NYUCD's $100 Million Facilities Renovation Campaign

A Two-Day Symposium and Gala Honor Dr. Harold and Sheila Litvak

Dr. John S. Evans Is Coinvestigator on a $300,000 Nanotechnology Research Grant

NYUCD Receives Two Additional New York City Council Grants Totaling $1.5 Million

Reaching for A Million!

What Will Be YOUR Legacy?

NYUCD in the News

News From the College
Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care Formed

Merger Creates New Dr. Arthur Ashman Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry

NYUCD Performing Endoscopic Surgery for Salivary Gland Disease

Mr. Gary K. Kunkle, Jr., Dr. Jonathan L. Ferencz, and Mr. Robert Gottlander Join Dean's Advisory Council

Congressman Rangel Welcomes NYU Dental Van to His Harlem District

NYU College of Dentistry, ABC7, and Colgate Cosponser Weeklong Free Screenings

Epocrates Guides Put a World of Knowledge in Dental Students' Pockets

PEARL Network Appoints Practitioner Advisory Group

Celebrating Our Community
Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow Named American Academy of Periodontology Master Clinician

Dean Terry Fulmer Concludes Successful Year as President of the Gerontological Society of America

Dr. Jan Marc Levy Appointed to Mayoral Committees to Combat Domestic Violence

Students Benefit from NYUCD-Published Comprehensive Implant Therapy Instruction Manual

Susan Abraham Presents Commissioned Sculpture to the Dalai Lama

Dentistry and Nursing Students, Faculty and Staff Go to the Circus

Advanced Programs Welcome Students from 29 Countries

A Thank-You from Indiana University

A Doubleheader for Dr. Neal G. Herman

2005 NYUCD Blood Drive Donations More Than Double Past Years' Totals

Congratulations to...

Focus on Alumni
Dr. Francis V. Murphy, '72, Installed as President of the Alumni Association

Class of '42: Still Reuniting After All These Years

Quinquennial Classes of Past 60 Years Gather for Reunion Gala

Alumni Congratulations

Dr. Samuel F. Dworkin, '58, Honored with Ross and Fordyce Awards

In Remembrance

Honor Roll of Donors