Nexus - Summer 2001 Issue     

NYUCD in China
 

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Note: As these photos show, the group also had time to enjoy some of the many splendors of Taiwan and China, including the Great Wall.
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Last April a group of 57 faculty members and one student from NYUCD, Sheila Soo, 03, set out on a two-week trip to China and Taiwan to visit dental schools and hospitals in Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Taipei, where they attended the 23rd Asian Pacific Dental Congress. The NYUCD contingent was joined by a group of six faculty members from the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, including Dean Allan J. Formicola.

Both the 23rd Asian Pacific Dental Congress and the trip were arranged by the Chinese American Dental Association (CADA), whose president, Dr. Yon Lai, is a member of the NYUCD orthodontics faculty. Other CADA members on the faculty who were instrumental in arranging both events were Dr. Steven Lee (prosthodontics), Dr. Samuel Jung (cariology and operative dentistry), Dr. Kenneth Liao (endodontics), and Dr. Daniel Yen (general dentistry and management science).

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The trip also offered an opportunity for NYUCD to reaffirm the strong ties that exist between it and the dental schools at National Yang Ming University in Taipei and Shangahi Second Medical University in China, with both of whom NYUCD signed formal affiliation agreements over a decade ago. As a symbol of the friendship between NYUCD and each of the schools, Dean Alfano and the dean of the dental school at National Yang Ming University, Dr. Tzee-Hwai Lin, and the dean at the dental school at Shanghai Second Medical University, Dr. Zhi-yuan Zhang, re-signed their respective affiliation agreements.