Spring 2006 Table of Contents
     
Research in Focus
Research Day 2006: Columbia University Dean Dr. Ira Lamster Shares Spotlight with Student Researchers
 

Twenty-one students from NYU College of Dentistry (NYUCD) and its College of Nursing (NYUCN) were honored in April at Research Day 2006. The students shared the spotlight with Dr. Ira Lamster, Dean of the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, who presented a lecture entitled “The Link Between Oral Infection and Systemic Diseases: From Animal Models to Clinical Trials.” Associate Dean for Research Dr. Louis Terracio presided at the ceremony and presented the fourth annual NYUCD Distinguished Scientist Award to Dean Lamster.

ADA/Dentsply Student Research Award Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Omega Chapter Award
Mr. Michael Weiner, DDS ‘09
Calcium Sulfate and PLLA Containing Bone Repair Materials
Advisor: Dr. John L. Ricci

Student Research Group Award for Excellence in Research
Ms. Leslie Fina, DDS ‘08
Fatigue and Longevity of New Ceramic Dental Materials
Advisor: Dr. Van P. Thompson

Dean's Research Award
Dr. Andy Lee, DDS ‘06
Detection and Quantification of S. sanguinis by Quantitative Real-Time PCR Assays
Advisor: Dr. Yihong Li

Postgraduate Research Award
Dr. Marci Berger, Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry ‘06
Non-Invasive Methods to Diagnose Pediatric Sleep Apnea
Advisor: Dr. Kenneth Fleisher

Master of Science in Biomaterials Research Award
Dr. Jose Navarro, Advanced Program for International Dentists, ’05, MS ‘07
Assessment of Mouth Motion Fatigue Testing for More Complex Structures
Advisor: Dr. Nelson da Silva

Master of Science in Oral Biology Research Award
Dr. Victoria LaMendola, MS ‘06
Effect of Early Exposure to Malnutrition on Oral Bacterial Colonization in Haitian Children
Advisor: Dr. Yihong Li

Dental Hygiene Student Research Award
Ms. Maria Nemelivsky, BS ‘08
Mitochondria Are Involved in Growth Plate Chondrocyte Apoptosis
Advisor: Dr. Cristina Teixeira

Ms. Huong Van, AAS ’07, and
Ms. Lindsey Geller, AAS ‘07
Cycles and Surgery: The Hormone Link
Advisor: Professor Eva Lupovici

Nursing Student Research Award
Ms. Jennifer Estorque, BS ’06,
Ms. Elzbieta Galanty, BS ’06, and
Ms. Tanima Yaibuathes, BS ‘06
The Efficacy of Using Alcohol Based Solution Versus Handwashing with Antiseptic Soap During Routine Patient Care in Prevention of Hospital Acquired Nosocomial Infections
Advisor: Dr. Danuta Clemmens

Oral Medicine and Pathology Research Award
Dr. Irina Babayan, DDS ’06, and
Ms. Jennifer Miller, DDS ‘07
Oral Cavity as a Window to HIV Infection: Dentists to Recognize HIV Related Oral Lesions
Advisor: Dr. Ross Kerr

Implant Dentistry Research Award
Dr. Dae Ho Choi, Advanced Program for International Dentists ‘06
Comparison of GBR, Block Bone Grafts and DO to Achieve Vertical and Horizontal Ridge
Augmentation: Review of the Literature
Advisor: Dr. Stuart Froum

Dr. Ayako Zenitani, Advanced Program for International Dentists ‘06
Sinus Morphology and Vital Bone Formation following Maxillary Sinus Augmentation Procedures
Advisor: Dr. Stuart Froum

Master of Science in Clinical Research Award
Dr. Germain Jean-Charles, MS ‘06
Periodontal Disease in Haitian Teenagers
Advisor: Dr. Ralph Katz

DDS Honors Research Award
Dr. Irina Babayan, DDS ’06, and
Ms. Jennifer Miller, DDS ‘07
Oral Cavity as a Window to HIV Infection: Dentists to Recognize
HIV Related Oral Lesions
Advisor: Dr. Ross Kerr

Mr. Ganesh Rajagopalan, DDS ‘07
Criteria for Management of Patients with Severely Worn Occlusion: Including the Pathology Related to Changes in Vertical Dimension
Advisor: Dr. Jyoti Srivastava

Orthodontics Research Award
Dr. Seth Newman, PG ‘06
Oral Health-Related Quality of Life, Treatment Motivations, and Treatment Expectations in Adults, Young Adults and Children Seeking Orthodontic Care
Advisor: Dr. George Cisneros

Dr. Jae Hyun Park, MS ’06, PG ‘06
Zn-CaP Material
as Potential Antibacterial and Mineralizing Coating for Orthodontic Braces
Advisor: Dr. Racquel Z. LeGeros

Endodontics Research Award
Dr. Ketan Amin, PG ‘06
Articaine Versus Lidocaine for Use as a Supplemental Anesthetic in Difficult to Anesthetize Teeth
Advisor: Dr. Paul Rosenberg

Pediatric Dentistry Research Award
Dr. Marcie Berger, PG ‘06
Non-Invasive Methods to Diagnose Pediatric Sleep Apnea
Advisor: Dr. Kenneth Fleisher