An NYU team joined other deans and faculty from across the nation in April to lobby Congress for legislative
support for dental education, research and care issues.
The team, led by Dr. Andrew I. Spielman, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, also included Dr. Kenneth L.
Allen, Assistant Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, Dr. Anthony Palatta, Clinical Associate Professor
of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions;
and Mr. Steve Heuer, Assistant Director for the NYU Office of Federal Policy.
"There is growing concern among legislators about the continued availability of funding for dental
education, research and clinical care needs," said Dr. Spielman. "Our presence in Washington ensures that the focus
stays on these needs."