Spring 2005 Table of Contents
Spring 2005
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Message from the Dean

The Power of Alliances: Health Care Collaborations for the 21st Century
NYU Nursing Program Joins College of Dentistry

NIDCR Awards $26.7 Million Grant to Establish the NYU PEARL Practice-Based Research Network

Oral Cancer Consortium Think Tank Convenes at NYUCD

Dr. Ross Kerr: The Right Person for the Job of Consortium Chairman

New York/New Jersey Alliance Shares an "A" for Prevention and Early Detection of Oral Cancer

Oral Cancer Screening Day Draws 1,500 Participants

In the National Interest: NYUCD Leads a New Alliance to Develop a Catastrophe Preparedness Curriculum for U.S. Dental Schools

NYUCD Conducts First POD Training Exercise for Seniors

Academic, Government, Corporate Alliance Produces Findings Destined to Extend the Life of Ceramic Crowns

UMDNJ, SUNY Buffalo, NYUCD Alliances Aims to Teach Practitioners to Create a Shelter-in-Place

Best Practices: Practitioners Plus Business Practices Equal Profitability
Dr. Roger P. Levin

Levin Group Alliance Update

Africa Calls and MCW/NYUCD Alliance Responds

Update on International Alliances

Recruiting the Best
Dr. Daniel Malamud, International Leader in Oral Aspects of HIV, Joins NYUCD

NYUCD Recruits Immunotherapy Expert Dr. Fang-An Chen

Dr. Charles D. Larsen Joins Smiling Faces, Going Places Mobile Dental Care Program

Promoting Our Own
Dr. David A. Sirois Appointed Associate Dean for Graduate Programs

Mr. Glenn A. Marrus Promoted to Assistant Dean for Quality Assurance

Dr. Joan A. Phelan Appointed Chair of New Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

Dr. Miriam R. Robbins Appointed Associate Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

Research in Focus
Research Day 2005: Dr. Daniel Malamud Shares Spotlight with NYUCD Student Researchers

Ms. Maria DeAcetis Honored with Special Research Day Award

Student Research Grows By More Than 600 Percent

A Strategic Success: Clinicians and Basic Scientists Collaborate and Endodontic Residents Residents Win Awards

New Dental Implant Design Speeds Healing

Study Equates Caries Bacteria with Preterm Birth Risk

Researcher Finds Link Between Pregnancy and Tooth Loss

NYUCD-Mentored High School Student Is Youngest Presenter at AADR/IADR

Four Students Win AADR Fellowships

International Partners in Health
A Visit from the President of the FDI World Dental Federation

A Warm Welcome from Korean Implant Program Alumni

From Infection Control and Ergonomics to ESL: Seeking a Common Language
Denise C. Murphy, DrPh

A Post-Jamaican Outreach Survey Asks Students to Assess Its Educational Value

NYUCD Participates in International Dental Hygiene Week

Grants and Philanthropy
NIH Awards NYUCD an Additional $1.4 Million Grant to Study Inner Workings of Cell Death

NYStar Grant Enables NYUCD to Recruit Senior AIDS Researcher

Defense Department Grant Funds Unique NMR

Robert B. Campbell Atrium and Jason J. Kim Dental Laboratory Are Dedicated

Caja Madrid Foundation Grant Promotes Alliance Between Medical Researchers and Paleoanthropologists

A Gala Celebration Honors the Generosity of Dr. Jonathan and Maxine Ferencz

Henry Schein Technology Resource Center Named

Celenza Family Naming Gift Campaign Gets Underway

NYUCD in the News

News from the College
Innovations in Clinical Teaching
Meir Kozlovsky, DDS

Regional Patient Conference and CE Course on Trigeminal Neuralgia and Chronic Facial Pain Held at NYUCD

NYU Prosthodontics Symposium to Honor Dr. Harold Litvak

New York State Legislative Scholarship Established

Renowned Dental Hygiene Textbook Author Visits NYUCD

Dr. Gordon J. Christensen Receives Smigel Prize

Inaugural Dr. Gerald W. Deas Scholar Receives American Medical Student Association Foundation Award

Second Dr. Gerald W. Deas Scholarship Awarded

NYUCD Celebrates the Opening of the College Commons and Faculty Study

Applause, Applause
NYUCD Faculty Lobby Capitol Hill on Deans' Advocacy Day

Dr. Jason Holden Is Seventh Annual Litvak Fellowship Recipient

Dr. Ravneet Hira, '05, Is First Place Winner at GNYDM Student Table Demonstrations

Omega Chapter Receives OKU Supreme Chapter Award

A Special 'Hello' and 'Goodbye' Has Students Cruising In and Out of New York

Celebrating Our Community

Focus on Alumni
Dr. Stanley N. Turetzky, '62, Receives Alumni Meritorious Service Award

Dr. Kien Nguyen, '98, Awarded Grinzane Cavour Prize

Is There Someone You'd Like to Help to Pursue a Career in Dental Hygiene?

Congratulations to

In Remembrance

"What is Beauty?" The Discourse Continues

Honor Roll of Donors