Nexus - Spring 1999 Issue     

Recent Research Grants and Contracts
A sampling of the many investigations currently being conducted at the NYU College of Dentistry.


Recipient: Executive Associate Dean Steven Donofrio
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Period: 1997-1998
Amount: $132,349
Title: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Dental Reimbursement Program

Recipient: Dr. Denise Estafan
Sponsor: Jeneric/Pentron
Period: 1/99-12/99
Amount: $15,000
Title: Clinical Evaluation of the Wear of Conquest Sculpture and Conquest "Fibrekor" Composite Material

Recipient: Dr. John S. Evans
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Period: 3/1/99-2/28/00 (First year of three)
Amount: $120,000
Title: Biomolecular Studies of Biomineralization Proteins: Triplex Motifs

Recipients: Drs. Stuart Froum and Dennis Tarnow
Sponsor: Ostohealth Co.
Period: 1/1/99-1/1/00 (First year of two)
Amount: $67,000
Title: Clinical Comparison of Healing Extraction Sockets Following Implantation of an Absorbable Bone Graft with or Without an Absorbable Membrane Barrier

Recipient: Dr. Robert S. Glickman
Sponsor: Bioplant, Inc.
Period: 5/98-5/99 (First year of two)
Amount: $19,750
Title: Evaluation of the Healing of Titanium Implants Placed into Immediate Extraction Sites with Bioplant Hard Tissue Replacement

Recipient: Dr.. Joseph B. Guttenplan
Sponsor: Smokeless Tobacco Research Council
Period: 7/98-6/99 (First year of three)
Amount: $83,406
Title: Smokeless Tobacco and Tobacco-Nitrosamines: Effect on LacZ Transgenic Mice

Recipient: Dr. Joseph B. Guttenplan
Sponsor: NIH
Period: 8/98-7/99 (First year of three)
Amount: $222,918
Title: Antimutagenesis by Lycopene and Selenium in Lac Rodents

Recipient: Dr. Regina Landesberg
Sponsor: Education and Research Foundation for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Period: 3/98-2/99
Amount: $55,000
Title: Endosteal Cell Interaction with Dental Implant Materials

Recipients: Drs. Racquel Z. LeGeros and John P. LeGeros
Sponsor: Warner Lambert Company
Period: 6/1/98-5/31/99
Amount: $72,930
Title: Calcium Phosphate Research

Recipients: Drs. Racquel Z. LeGeros and John P. LeGeros
Sponsor: Warner Lambert Company
Period: 2/20/99-12/31/99
Amount: $102,553
Title: Inhibition of Dental Calculus Formation

Recipients: Drs. Martin Roy and Lidia Kiremidjian-Schumacher
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Period: 9/1/98-8/31/99 (First year of two)
Amount: $60,000
Title: Dietary Selenium and Immunocompetence in the Elderly

Recipients: Drs. Warren I. Scherer and James Kaim
Sponsor: DenMat Corp.
Period: 9/1/98-6/1/99
Amount: $45,000
Title: Efficacy of Whitening Toothpastes

Recipients: Drs. Warren I. Scherer and James Kaim
Sponsor: Dental Concepts
Period: 1/1/99-2/28/99
Amount: $5,000
Title: In-Vitro Efficacy of a Non-Hydrogen Peroxide Whitening System

Recipient: Dr. Warren I. Scherer
Sponsor: Dental Concepts
Period: 2/1/99-4/30/99
Amount: $5,000
Title: Antimicrobial Activity of Oral Antiseptics and an Over-the-Counter Bleaching Agent

Recipients: Drs. Warren I. Scherer and James Kaim
Sponsor: LavaDerma Kosmetic GndH
Period: 2/16/99-5/16/99
Amount: $10,000
Title: Antimicrobial Properties of Shower and Hand Wash Lotion Products

Recipient: Dr. Leon Schertzer
Sponsor: Milestone Scientific, Inc.
Period: 5/1/98-4/1/99
Amount: $8,000
Title: Evaluation of the Wand as a Primary Injection Device Using an Intraligamental Injection of Local Anesthesia

Recipient: Dr. Robert S. Schoor
Sponsor: CollaGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Period: 5/1/98-2/1/99
Amount: $153,125
Title: Periodontal Therapeutics Trial

Recipients: Drs. Dennis Tarnow and Stuart Froum
Sponsor: Friatec Study 100 Patients
Period: 10/1/98-10/1/04 (First year of six)
Amount: $60,000
Title: Comparison of Immediate and Delayed Immediate Placement of Frialit-2 Cylinder Press-Fit Implants

Recipient: Dr. Ching-Chung Tseng
Sponsor: NYU Research Challenge Fund
Period: 6/98-5/99
Amount: $4,000
Title: Modulation of HIV Infection by Salivary Molecules: Salivary Secretory Leukocyte Protease Inhibitor (SLPI)-Monocyte Interactions

Recipient: Dr. Heleni Vastardis
Sponsor: American Association of Orthodontists Foundation
Period: 7/98-6/99
Amount: $15,000
Title: Mechanism by Which an MSXI Mutation Causes Human Tooth Agenesis

Recipient: Dr. Heleni Vastardis
Sponsor: NYU Research Challenge Fund
Period: 6/98-5/99
Amount: $5,000
Title: Molecular Genetic Studies on Peg-Shaped Maxillary Lateral Incisors

Recipient: Dr. Heleni Vastardis
Sponsor: March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
Period: 2/1/99-1/31/00
Amount: $50,000
Title: Molecular Genetic Studies of Hypodontia

Research Grants: Continuations
1998-1999

Recipient: Dr. Robert M. Davidson
Sponsor: NIH/NIDCR
Period: 3/98-2/99 (Fourth year of five)
Amount: $157,491
Title: Physiology and Immunohistochemistry of Dental Pulp

Recipient: Dr. John S. Evans
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Period: 2/98-1/99 (Third year of three)
Amount: $100,815
Title: Biomimetic Models of "Acidic" Biomineralization Proteins

Recipients: Drs. Stuart Froum, Dennis P. Tarnow, and Lloyd S. Landa
Sponsor: APM-Sterngold
Period: 3/98-2/99 (Second year of two)
Amount: $25,000
Title: Clinical Evaluation of Overdentures Attached to Individual Implants with the Use of ERA Attachments

Recipients: Drs. Racquel Z. LeGeros, Ronald G. Craig, Andrew I. Spielman, Harald A. B. Linke, and Jacob Goldstein
Sponsor: NIH/NIDCR
Period: 8/1/98-7/31/99 (Fourth year of five)
Amount: $857,375
Title: Northeast Regional Center for Minority Oral Health Phase II

Recipient: Dr. Jane A. McCutcheon
Sponsor: NIH
Period: 8/98-7/99 (Third year of five)
Amount: $101,208
Title: Identification of HLA MRNA Regulatory Elements

Recipients: Drs. Allan M. Solden, Patrick L. Bivona, Arthur M. Schackman, and John R. Antonelli
Sponsor: Health Resources and Service Administration, U.S. Public Health Service
Period: 9/98-8/99 (Second year of three)
Amount: $131,620
Title: Advanced Education Program in General Dentistry

Recipient: Dr. Andrew I. Spielman
Sponsor: NIH/NIDR
Period: 8/98-7/99 (Fifth year of five)
Amount: $111,087
Title: Oral Perceptions-The Mechanisms of Bitter Taste

Recipient: Dr. Andrew I. Spielman
Sponsor: U.S.-Israel Binational Research and Development Fund
Period: 8/98-7/99 (Third year of three)
Amount: $25,000
Title: Bitter Taste Transduction: Cellular Pathways

Recipient: Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow
Sponsor: Nobelpharma (Third year of three)
Period: 3/98-2/99
Amount: $10,000
Title: Al2O3 Ceramic Abutments for Single Tooth Restorations

Recipients: Drs. Raquel Z. LeGeros, Andrew I. Spielman, and Sunday Akintoye
Sponsor: NIH/NIDCR
Period: 8/1/98-7/31/99
Amount: $57,527
Title: Supplement to Northeast Minority Oral Health Research Center

Recipients: Drs. Raquel Z. LeGeros, and Gustavo Cruz
Sponsor: NIH/NIDCR
Period: 8/1/98-7/31/99
Amount: $78,605
Title: Supplement to Northeast Minority Oral Health Research Center