Spring 2006 Table of Contents
     
Celebrating Our Community
Congratulations to:
 


ELAM celebrates the Class of 2006: from left, Dr. Connie L. Drisko, Dean of the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry; Dr. Carol L. Lefebvre, Professor of Oral Rehabilitation and Oral Biology, Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry; Dr. William Dodge, Vice Dean, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Dental School; Dr. Lily T. Garcia, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Prosthodontics, University of Texas Health Science Center, Dental School; Dean Alfano and Dr. Elise Eisenberg, Clinical Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and Director of Dental Informatics & Digital Services.

















Mr. Richard Anachundia

















Dr. George Cisneros

















Ms. Danielle Jean-Louis

















Dr. Lidia Kiremidjian-Schumacher

















Dr. Daniel Malamud

















Dr. Lidia Kiremidjian-Schumacher

Dr. Elise S. Eisenberg, '84, on graduating from the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women. Dr. Eisenberg was one of only 45 senior women faculty from U.S. medical and dental schools to be selected for the 2005-2006 program.

Congratulations to Dr. Eisenberg also on co-presenting an abstract entitled "PDAs in Didactic and Preclinical Education - Student Access to Information," at the AADR/IADR annual meeting, with Dr. Kenneth L. Allen, '73, Assistant Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, and on coauthoring an article entitled "What Do Dental Students Think About Mandatory Laptop Programs?" for the Journal of Dental Education.

Dr. Michael C. Alfano, Dean of NYUCD, on coauthoring a paper entitled "Teaching Implant Dentistry in the Predoctoral Curriculum: A Report from the ADEA Implant Workshop's Survey of Deans" for the Journal of Dental Education. Dean Alfano's coauthors included Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow, '72, Professor and Chair of the Ashman Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. Dean Alfano also lectured at the International Life Sciences Institute in Puerto Rico on "The Future of Dental Education," and to the development officers for dental schools at the March 2006 ADEA annual meeting on "Fund-Raising Strategies"; he was cited in an editorial entitled “Readiness and Response: The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon's Role in Disaster," in the Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery; he was a panelist participating in the NYU Faculty Senators Council-sponsored forum on medical and dental benefits, and he participated in a Diversity Leadership Forum sponsored by the New York County Dental Society.

Dr. Kenneth L. Allen, '73, Assistant Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, on presenting an abstract entitled "Measuring Predoctoral Clinical Productivity: Are There Academic Predictors," at the AADR/IADR annual meeting. Dr. Allen's coauthors included Dr. Ivy Peltz, '83, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care and Mr. Ira Beresnoy, Director of Clinic Operations.

Dr. Khadine Alston, '06, on receiving the Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit Award for Dedication to Health Issues. The award was presented by the NYU Office for African-American, Latino, and Asian-American Student Services. Dr. Alston was the lead organizer for the first New York City Oral Cancer Walk (see related story).

Mr. Richard Anachundia, a member of the Central Staff, on receiving a JD degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.

Ms. Su-Yan L. Barrow, Clinical Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene, on being awarded an NYU Office of Community Service grant award for a project entitled "Dental Hygiene Community Health Project."

Dr. Sonia Martinez Caballero, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, on being awarded the Biophysical Society's Young Bioenergeticist Award.

Dr. John R. Calamia, Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, on being re-elected a Director of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Page Caufield, Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, on presenting an abstract entitled "Diversity of Lactobacilli from Saliva of Caries-Active Mothers," at the AADR/IADR annual meeting. Dr. Caufield's coauthors were Dr. Yihong Li, Associate Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology and Director of International Research Collaboration; Dr. Ananda P. Dasanayake, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and Director of the MS and Certificate Programs in Clinical Research; and Dr. Deepak Saxena, Adjunct Associate Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology.

Dr. Stephen J. Chu, Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, on being appointed Section Editor of the Prosthodontics Division of Practical Procedures & Aesthetic Dentistry.

Dr. George Cisneros, Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthodontics, on presenting an abstract entitled "Oral Health-Related Quality of Life Among Children Seeking Orthodontic Care," at the AADR/IADR annual meeting. His coauthors included Dr. Stanley Gersch, Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthodontics.

Dr. Gustavo D. Cruz, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and Director of Public Health & Health Promotion, on coauthoring an article entitled "Community-Based, Culturally Appropriate Oral Health Promotion Program for Immigrant Pregnant Women in New York City," for the New York State Dental Journal. Dr. Cruz's coauthors included Dr. Diva I. Puerta, ’06, and Dr. Christian R. Salazar, a Junior Research Scientist in the Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion.

Ms. Winnie Furnari, Instructor in Dental Hygiene, on winning the American Dental Hygienists Association Pfizer Award for outstanding accomplishments that impact the practice and future of the dental hygiene profession.

Dr. Morey J. Gendler, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, on presenting a lecture entitled "Dentistry as a Career Choice" at Career Day at the Milton L. Olive Middle School. His co-presenters included Dr. Breyn Peters, '06, Dr. Narmin Girgis, '06, and Hahid Skiekh, '07.

Dr. Donald B. Giddon, Clinical Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, on authoring a "Perspectives" column entitled "Why Dentists Should be Called Oral Physicians Now," for the Journal of Dental Education.

Dr. Robert S. Glickman, Professor and Chair of the Mecca Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, on being named a Vice Chair of the NYU School of Medicine Institutional Review Board.

Dr. David L. Glotzer, '58, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, on coauthoring an article entitled "The Medical Reserve Corps: An Opportunity for Dentists to Serve," for the New York State Dental Journal. Dr. Glotzer's coauthors included Dr. Dianne Rekow, Professor and Chair of the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, and Dr. Walter J. Psoter, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion. Dr. Glotzer also coauthored an article entitled "Introducing a Senior Course on Catastrophe Preparedness into the Dental School Curriculum," for the Journal of Dental Education. His coauthors included Dr. Rekow; Dr. Psoter; Dr. Frederick G. More, Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and of Pediatric Dentistry; Dr. Joan Phelan, Professor and Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology, and Medicine; Dr. Robert Boylan, Associate Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology; Dr. Miriam Robbins, Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine; Dr. Benjamin Godder, '85, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care; and Dean Michael C. Alfano. Dr. Glotzer also authored an article for the Journal of Emergency Management entitled "Disasters and the Surge Environment" with Dr. Psoter.

Dr. Benjamin Godder, '85, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, on presenting an abstract entitled "Clinical Placement and Blind Evaluation of Microhybrid Composite Resin" at the AADR/IADR annual meeting. His coauthor was Dr. James T. LoPresti, '78, Associate Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care.

Mr. Derek Grimes, Executive Administrator of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, on presenting a lecture entitled "Practical Payment Terms" at the 17th International Contracting & Negotiating Clinical Trials Conference.

Ms. Danielle Jean-Louis, a member of the Central Staff, on earning a BA in sociology, with honors, from NYU's School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Danielle also made the national Dean's List.

Dr. Lidia Kiremidjian-Schumacher, on being designated a Professor Emerita of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology.

Dr. Racquel Z. LeGeros, Leonard I. Linkow Professor of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry and Professor of Biomaterials and Biomimetics, on presenting a lecture entitled "Calcium Phosphate-Based Biomaterials: An Update" at the Third International Symposium on Apatite and Correlative Biomaterials in Wuhan, China. Dr. LeGeros is a member of the organization's scientific program committee.

Dr. Yihong Li, Associate Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology and Director of International Research Collaboration, on presenting an abstract entitled "Knowledge, Values and Practices of Chinese Parents Regarding Childrens' Dentition" at the AADR/IADR annual meeting.

Dr. Louis M. Lin, Professor of Endodontics and Director of the Advanced Education Program in Endodontics, on coauthoring an article entitled "Histological Study of Periradicular Tissue Responses to Uninfected and Infected Devitalized Pulps in Dogs," for the Journal of Endodontics. His coauthors included Dr. Peter M. DiFiore, '66, Associate Professor of Endodontics, and Dr. Paul A. Rosenberg, '62, Professor and Chair of the Dr. Ignatius N. and Sally Quartararo Department of Endodontics.

Dr. Daniel Malamud, Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology and Director of the HIV/AIDS Research Program, on authoring a guest editorial entitled "Salivary Diagnostics: The Future is Now," for the Journal of the American Dental Association.

Dr. Maureen McAndrew, '83, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, on presenting an abstract entitled "Domestic Violence: New People, New Protocols," at the Greater New York Dental Meeting. Her coauthor was Dr. Jan M. Levy, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care.

Dr. Frederick More, Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and of Pediatric Dentistry, on being named Vice Chair of the NYU School of Medicine Institutional Review Board.

Dr. Douglas E. Morse, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, on coauthoring an article entitled "Disparities in Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer Incidence, Mortality and Survival Among Black and White Americans" for the Journal of the American Dental Association. His coauthor was Dr. Ross Kerr, Clinical Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine and Director of the Oral Mucosal Disease Service.

Dr. Ana Maria Munoz, '95, Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthodontics, on authoring an article entitled "Correction of a Class II Deep Overbite Skeletal and Dental Assymetric Malocclusion in an Adult Patient," for the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics; and on being named Part-Time Faculty Member of the Year by the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics Class of 2005.

Dr. Denise C. Murphy, center, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, on being elected to the Hunter College Alumni Association Hall of Fame.

Dr. Jae Park, MS in Biomaterials ’06, and Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics ’06, on being awarded first place in the American Association of Orthodontics Resident Scholar Scientific Section competition.

Dr. Ivy D. Peltz, '83, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, on presenting a poster entitled "Battleground - The High Road vs. The Bottom Line," at the ADA annual meeting. Dr. Peltz's coauthor was Dr. Eric S. Studley, '85, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care. Added kudos to Dr. Peltz on being inducted into the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Dr. Paul A. Rosenberg, '62, Professor and Chair of the Dr. Ignatius N. and Sally Quartararo Department of Endodontics, on authoring a chapter entitled "Case Selection and Treatment Planning," for the Ninth Edition of Pathways of the Pulp; and on guest lecturing at the University of Zagreb School of Dentistry and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry.

Dr. Stefanie Russell, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, on presenting an abstract entitled "Socioeconomic Position Measures and Tooth Loss Through the Adults Years," at the AADR/IADR annual meeting.

Dr. Anthony Vernillo, Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine, on earning an MS degree in Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Vernillo also represented NYUCD at the NYU Medical Center health forum on "Living with Diabetes." Dr. Vernillo's co-representative was Dr. Lidia Simeonova, Class of 2005.

Professor Cheryl M. Westphal, Assistant Dean for Allied Health Programs, on coauthoring an article on water fluoridation entitled "Not in My Water Supply," for the Journal of Practical Hygiene. Her coauthor was Ms. Rosemary D. Hays, Clinical Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene.

Dr. Ira Zinner, '63, Clinical Professor of Prosthodontics, on receiving the Ernest Granger Award from the American Society of Master Dental Technologists. Dr. Zinner was also awarded Life Member status in the society.