Spring 2005 Table of Contents
     
Research in Focus
A Strategic Success: Clinicians and Basic Scientists Collaborate and Endodontic Residents Win Awards
 

Dr. Paul A. Rosenberg
Soon after becoming Chairman of the Department of Endodontics* in 1990, Dr. Paul A. Rosenberg outlined the following goals for the Advanced Education Program in Endodontics: enrich the educational program, provide a meaningful research experience for postgraduate students, and increase the national visibility and prestige of the program. To achieve these goals, he had to overcome a major obstacle -- the lack of endodontic faculty with extensive backgrounds in basic research. Dr. Rosenberg made the decision to compensate for that lack by reaching out to basic scientists at NYUCD and inviting them to form collaborative relationships designed to encourage and mentor postgraduate endodontic student research. That strategy, he says, has been pivotal in producing postgraduate endodontic students who have won major research prizes and written articles that have appeared in refereed journals.

"Through the years, the basic scientists I have invited to collaborate have been consistently enthusiastic and supportive," says Dr. Rosenberg. "In fact, the research produced by our residents as a result of their collaboration is even more impressive when you consider that in national competitions, our two-year postgraduate endodontic Certificate Program students compete against students enrolled in combined Endodontic Certificate/Master's degree programs."

The following are highlights of the clinician/basic scientist collaboration in the postgraduate endodontics program.

*The Dr. Ignatius N. and Sally Quartararo Department of Endodontics was named in 1997.

Mentored Student Research Prize Winners
Names in boldface indicate collaborating basic science faculty.

2005: Prize Winner, Annual Competition, American Association of Endodontists Postgraduate Student Research Competition: First Place Prize, Postgraduate Research Competition, Annual Research Day, NYU College of Dentistry: Heteroduplex Analysis of Bacteria Associated with Periodontal and Pulpal Disease. Zaveloff, P.M., Di Fiore, P. M., Rosenberg, P.A., Lin, L.M., Fotodar, L., Terracio, L.

2001: First Place Prize, Postgraduate Research Competition, Annual Research Day, NYU College of Dentistry: An Immunoregulatory Role for VD2+GDT Cells in Periradicular Lesions. Hayashi, R., Lombardo, D., Licari, B, Liu, Y., Bahadori, M., Tahari, L., Rosenberg, P.A., and McCutcheon, J.A.

Finalist: Annual Competition, American Association of Endodontists Postgraduate Student Research Competition: An Immunoregulatory Role for VD2+GDT Cells in Periradicular Lesions. Lombardo, D., Hayashi, R., Licari, B, Liu, Y., Bahadori, M., Tahari, L., Rosenberg, P.A., and McCutcheon, J.A.

2000: Finalist: Annual Competition, American Association of Endodontists Postgraduate Student Research Competition: Extracellular Calcium Effect on Mobilization of Intracellular Calcium in Odontoblasts. Corollo, S., Hoang, S., Le, F., Davidson, R., Rosenberg, P.A.

1995: First Place Prize: Annual Competition, American Association of Endodontists Postgraduate Student Research Competition: An Evaluation of the Cemetogenic Potential of Endodontic Materials, Journal of Endodontics 1995; 21:4. Zuroff, M., Craig, R., Rosenberg, P.A.