Spring 2005 Table of Contents
     
Research in Focus
Four Students Win AADR Fellowships
 

Jared Frisbie, '07; Viviene Valdez, '07; Andy W. Lee, '06; Tan Nguyen, '08
NYUCD students won four of the 18 Student Research Fellowship Awards presented by the American Association for Dental Research at its March meeting. Created to encourage dental students to consider oral health research careers, the awards recognize research proposals of outstanding scientific merit. The NYUCD winners and the organizations or companies which sponsored their fellowships, are:

Jared Frisbie, '07
A Substance in Tobacco Reduces Membrane HLA Class I Expression
Mentor: Dr. Jane A. McCutcheon, Associate Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology
Sponsor: Pfizer, Inc.

Andy W. Lee, '06
Detection and Quantification of S. Sanguinis and S. Mutans in Dental Plaque by Real-Time Quantitative PCR
Mentor: Dr. Yihong Li, Associate Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology
Sponsor: Colgate-Palmolive

Tan Nguyen, '08
Is ECM-Induced Increased Expression of α6 Integrin in Normal Oral Epithelial (NOE) Cells Due to Formation of Hemidesmosomes: Biological Implications for Interactions with Premalignant Cells
Mentor: Dr. Peter G. Sacks, Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology
Sponsors: AADR and IADR group chapters, sections, and members

Viviene Valdez, '07
Effect of Acculturation on Perceived Dental Needs of Filipino Immigrants in New York City
Mentor: Dr. Gustavo D. Cruz, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion
Sponsor: ADA Health Foundation