It’s official—NYUCD now ranks in the top five U.S. dental schools to receive funding from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), part of the NIH. NYUCD was sixth on the list last year and is now only $59,000 away from fourth place and $202,000 away from third place.
According to Dr. Louis Terracio, Associate Dean for Research, "The most telling thing is that, with the funding crunch at the NIH, everyone in the top five went down in terms of total dollars this year except North Carolina and NYUCD. Our improvement is due to the great research faculty recruiting we have done in recent years."
Interim Dean Richard I. Vogel added, "NYUCD’s entry into the top five federally funded dental schools is evidence of our continuing upward trajectory and it owes much to the intellectual and scientific vigor that our faculty bring to the research enterprise. Congratulations to Lou Terracio and all our wonderful research faculty."