Research in Focus
NYUCD Moves Up to 4th Place in National Research Rankings

The national research rankings for 2007 have been announced and, for the third year in a row, NYUCD has moved up a notch in federal funding from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). NYUCD now ranks 4th among U.S. dental schools in NIDCR funding. These rankings are important because they are one public measure of the robustness of the College’s intellectual climate and contributions.

Herman Robert Fox Dean Charles N. Bertolami said, “The indisputable engine of a college’s success in research funding is its faculty. NYUCD’s advancement to this point has been the result of the great research faculty recruiting we’ve done in recent years. But all faculty -- clinicians and researchers alike -- deserve great credit for creating a warm and congenial collaborative environment that values creativity and the generation of new knowledge. Of particular importance has been the extraordinary leadership of Associate Dean for Research Lou Terracio.”

NYUCD’s research ranking is yet another concrete example of the strong momentum the College enjoys on our campus and nationally. It also carries another important message -- namely, that NYUCD has become a player in building and sustaining the research core of New York University, a Research-One University, so designated because it is among those universities in the U.S. that receive the highest amounts of federal research funding.

NYUCD takes great pride in the caliber of the research faculty who have so strengthened our research enterprise, and looks forward to their continuing role in advancing the College’s stature and, more important, in advancing health and combating disease.