Ms. Maria DeAcetis, an administrator at NYUCD since 2001, was honored at Research Day 2005 with a special award in recognition of the outstanding role she has played in making the event a success. In presenting the award, Associate Dean for Research Dr. Louis Terracio said, "Maria has been the principal organizer of Research Day since 2001 and has encouraged all the students and faculty to make it bigger and better each year. In fact, Maria
has done a remarkable job of turning Student Research Day into a major annual event, with the number of student participants growing from about 15 to close to 100." Ms. DeAcetis, formerly Administrative Assistant to Dr. Terracio, was recently appointed the PEARL* Network Research Administrator.
*PEARL Network is the name of the $26.7 million
NIH grant awarded recently to NYUCD to establish a practice-based
research network (see the story for