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Dean Bertolami, fourth from right, at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's news conference in January announcing the passage of the SCHIP (State Children's Health Insurance Program) bill by the U.S. House of Representatives.




Dr. Elena Cunningham




Ms. Annette Cutugno




Dr. Michael Ferguson




Dr. Kenneth E. Fleisher




Dr. David L. Glotzer




Dr. Pariah Goodarzi




Dr. Gary Greenstein




Dr. Kurtz, Dr. Donal Blackwell, President, Irish Dental Association, and Dr. Tarnow at the Irish Dental Association Meeting in Kilkenny, Ireland.




Ms. Rachel Hill




Dr. Kye, right, his wife, newly elected Assemblywoman Grace Meng, and their son Tyler Kye, with NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver at Ms. Meng's Inauguration in January.




Dr. Ivy Peltz




Ms Amanda Meissner




Dr. Miriam Robbins




Dr. Stefanie Russell




Dr. Jyoti Srivastiva




Ms. Erin Toth




Dr. Richard Trushkowski




DR. CHARLES N. BERTOLAMI, Herman Robert Fox Dean of NYUCD and Immediate Past-President of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), for his Op-Ed piece in the influential Washington, DC-based legislative newsletter, Roll Call, entitled "Health Care Reform Must Include Dental Care."

DR. TIMOTHY BROMAGE, Adjunct Professor of Biomaterials & Biomimetics and of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology, on being awarded Honorable Mention in the 2008 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition for his microscopic digital image of the cusp of a human molar tooth; on authoring an article entitled "Coupled Microbial and Human Systems: Evidence for a Relationship Between Infectious Disease and Gross National Product" for Clinical Microbiology and Infection; and on coauthoring articles entitled "Confocal Scanning Optical Microscopy of a 3my Australopithecus Afarensis Femur" for the Journal of Scanning Probe Microscopy, and "Lamellar Bone Is an Incremental Tissue Reconciling Enamel Rhythms, Body Size, and Organismal Life History" for the Journal of Calcified Tissue International.

DR. STEVEN M. BUTENSKY, Clinical Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics, on being cited as one of the "Best Advisors" for dentistry in "The Best Advice" section of Best Life magazine.

DR. JOHN R. CALAMIA, Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on receiving the 2009 Outstanding Scientific Advancement in Cosmetic Dentistry Award during the 25th Anniversary Scientific Session of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

DR. LEE ANN CLARK, '09, on authoring an article entitled "Why Teach? One Dental Student's Views from Both Sides of the Lectern," for the Journal of Dental Education.

DR. ELENA CUNNINGHAM, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Basic Sciences and Craniofacial Biology, on authoring an article entitled "Inside the Minds of Lemurs: Using GPS & GIS to Get There" for Connect, NYU's Information Technology Newsletter.

MS. ANNETTE CUTUGNO, Assistant Director for Operations, Human Resources, and Administrative Services, on being appointed to the all-University Greening Committee.

DR. ANANDA P. DASANAYAKE, Professor of Epidemiolgy & Health Promotion, on receiving the Sri Lanka Foundation's 2008 Exceptional Achievement Award for Pioneering Research Work in Epidemiology and Oral Health.

DR. NANCY DOUGHERTY, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry and Director of the Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry, on authoring an article entitled "The Dental Patient with Special Needs: A Review of Indications for Treatment Under General Anesthesia," for Special Care in Dentistry.

DR. ELISE S. EISENBERG, '84, on authoring an article entitled "ITunesU @ the NYU College of Dentistry" for Connect, NYU's Information Technology Newsletter. Added kudos to Dr. Eisenberg on accepting the ADEA Thomas F. Nowlin Award for Best Performance by a section, on behalf of the ADEA Section on Dental Informatics; on presenting a talk about NYUCD's podcasting initiative at the prestigious World Wide Developers Annual Conference in San Francisco sponsored by Apple; and on speaking at MIT in Cambridge, MA, at a conference cosponsored by maclearning.org and Apple on "Beyond the LMS: Innovations in Higher Education and Scholarship."

DR. MICHAEL FERGUSON, Clinical Associate Professor of Prosthodontics, on being profiled by the French Magazine Independentaire for an article on the similarities and differences between dental educators in the United States and in France.

DR. KENNETH E. FLEISHER, Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, on presenting a lecture entitled "Current Strategies for the Prevention and Management of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw" at the Annual ONS (Oncology Nursing Society) meeting.

DR. HERBERT FROMMER, Professor Emeritus of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine, on authoring "A Sign of the Times, Contemporary Dental Imaging Artifacts" for The New York State Dental Journal. Dr. Frommer's coauthor was Ms. Jeanine J. Stabulas-Savage, Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine.

DR. ROBERT S. GLICKMAN, Professor and Chair of the Mecca Department of Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery; Dr. Michael D. Turner, Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; and Dr. Brendan O’Connor, Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; on being appointed Examiners for the Fellowship Examinations for the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

DR. DAVID L. GLOTZER, Clinical Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on authoring a guest editorial entitled "Introducing Catastrophe Preparedness into the Dental Curriculum," for the American Society for Dental Aesthetics News. Added kudos to Dr. Glotzer on developing "What to Do Before, During, and After An Emergency or Disaster: A Preparedness Toolkit for Office-based Health Care Practices." The toolkit, which was funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, was prepared by the American Medical Association Public Health Readiness Office and the Columbia University School of Nursing Center for Health Policy, in consultation with the ADA. Added kudos to Dr. Glotzer, and his colleagues, Dr. Benjamin Godder, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, and Dr. Miriam Robbins, Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine, on conducting the Basic Life Support course for a group of Emergency Medicine residents at the NYU/Bellevue Medical Center.

MS. PARIA GOODARZI, '12, on being selected to receive the 2008 New York Academy of Dentistry Student Research Award for a presentation entitled "Comparison of Oral Bacterial Composition After the Use of Two Commercially Available Mouthwashes."

DR. GARY GREENSTEIN, Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, on coauthoring an article entitled "Flap Advancement: Practical Techniques to Attain Tension-Free Primary Closure," for the Journal of Periodontology, with Dr. John S. Cavallaro, Jr., Clinical Associate Professor of Prosthodontics; Dr. Nicolas Elian, Assistant Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry; and Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow, Professor and Chair of the Ashman Department of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry; on coauthoring "Clinical Recommendations for Avoiding and Managing Surgical Complications Associated With Implant Dentistry: A Review," for the Journal of Periodontology, with Dr. Tarnow, Dr. Cavallaro, and Dr. Georgios E. Romano; "Practical Application of Anatomy for the Dental Implant Surgeon" for the Journal of Periodontology, with Dr. Cavallaro and Dr. Tarnow; and "The Role of Bone Decortication in Enhancing the Results of Guided Bone Regeneration: A Literature Review" for the Journal of Periodontology, with Dr. Cavallaro and Dr. Tarnow.

MS. RACHEL HILL, on being appointed a Program Administrator in the Office of International Affairs & Development.

DR. KENNETH S. KURTZ, Clinical Associate Professor of Prosthodontics, on coauthoring an article entitled "Laser Surface Treatment to Improve Mechanical Properties of Cast Titanium" for Dental Materials; presenting a series of lectures at the 2009 annual Irish Dental Association Meeting (IDA) in Kilkenny, Ireland; at the International Conference on the Multi-disciplinary Management of ED and Severe Hypodontia in Nijmegen, The Netherlands; and at the 2009 meeting of the Academy of Osseointegration Dental Laboratory Technician Program, including one with Mr. Leonard Marotta, Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry; and at the 2009 annual meeting of the Academy of Osseointegration.

DR. WAYNE KYE, '01, Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, on completing the Health Professions Program for Dental School Faculty cosponsored by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and the Academy for Academic Leadership Institute for Teaching and Learning.

DR. CHARLES LARSEN, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, on coauthoring an article entitled "A Comparison of Urban School- and Community-Based Dental Clinics," for the Journal of School Health.

DR. YIHONG LI, Associate Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology, on coauthoring an article entitled "S. mutans and S. sanguinis Colonization Correlated with Caries Experience in Children," for Caries Research, with Dr. Page Caufield, Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care; and Dr. Gene S. Fisch, Research Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion; and on coauthoring an article entitled "A Literature Review of the Association of mutans Streptococci Between Caregivers and Their Children," for Pediatric Dentistry.

DR. WILLIAM MALONEY, '92, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on authoring an article entitled "Babe's Lessons of History, Dentistry and Humanitarianism," for the Journal of the Ninth District Dental Association; and on publishing a review of Stewart's Clinical Removable Partial Prosthodontics in the New York State Dental Journal.

DR. MAUREEN MCANDREW, '83, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on presenting a lecture entitled "Project Millennials: Make it Work with Generation Y," at the University of Detroit Mercy Dental School; and on co-presenting lectures entitled "Bring 'em Young! Instilling an Early Interest in Academia," and "Plant the Seed: Creating Peer Teaching Opportunities," at the 2009 annual meeting of the American Dental Education Association.

MS. AMANDA MEISSNER, on being appointed a Program Administrator in the Office of International Affairs & Development.

DR. IVY PELTZ, '83, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care and Group Practice Director, on presenting a seminar entitled "The Millennials Hit the Clinics: What to Do Now?" at the University of Puerto Rico School of Dentistry. Dr. Peltz's co-presenters were Dr. Maureen McAndrew, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, and Dr. Ralph Cunningham, '72, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care. Dr. Peltz also co-presented a Faculty Development Workshop entitled "That's Edutainment!-Using Humor, Media, and Gaming to Enhance Clinical Learning" at the 2009 annual ADEA meeting in Phoenix, where her co-presenters were Dr. Eric Studley, '84, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care and Group Practice Director; Dr. Timothy Culotta, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care and Group Practice Director; Dr. McAndrew, and Dr. Cunningham; and on presenting a Community of Interest program entitled "Dental Education 101" at the 2009 annual ADEA meeting.

DR. JOAN PHELAN, Professor and Chair of the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine, on co-presenting a lecture entitled "HIV, Smoking and Oral Lesions," with Dr. Ross Kerr, Clinical Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine, at the New York State Dental Foundation 2008 Summit on Oral Health Care, HIV & AIDS; and on coauthoring the Fifth Edition of Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist for Elsevier Press with Olga AC Ibsen, Adjunct Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine.

MS. LINDAROSE PEROSI, Administrative Secretary in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, on receiving an Appreciation Award from the NYUCD Student Council.

DR. MIRIAM ROBBINS, Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine, on authoring an article entitled "Dental Management of Special Needs Patients with Epilepsy" for Dental Clinics of North America. Added kudos to Dr. Robbins on authoring a training module designed to educate dentists about the treatment of special-needs patients for the New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities.

MR. ALEX RUANO, on being appointed a Web Application Programmer in the Office of Informatics.

DR. STEFANIE L. RUSSELL, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, on coauthoring an article entitled "Beliefs of Women’s Risk as Research Subjects: A Four-City Study Examining Differences by Sex and by Race/Ethnicity," for the Journal of Women's Health. Dr. Russell's coauthors included Dr. Ralph V. Katz, Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion.

MS. ASHLEY SHARP, Development Officer in the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, on receiving an MPA degree from the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

DR. JYOTI P. SRIVASTAVA, Clinical Associate Professor of Prosthodontics, on receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the European School of Economics.

DR. VAN P. THOMPSON, Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomaterials & Biomimetics, on coauthoring an article entitled "Corrosion Resistance Evaluation of a Ca- and P-Based Bioceramic Thin Coating in Ti-6AI-4V" for the Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine.

MS. ERIN TOTH, on being appointed Department Administrator for the Office of Clinical Affairs.

DR. RICHARD TRUSHKOWSKY, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on authoring an article entitled "Encountering Dentin Sensitivity Before or During Esthetic Treatment" for Inside Dentistry.

DR. ANALIA VEITZ-KENNAN, Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine, on authoring a summary of Systematic Reviews entitled "The Prevalence of Post-operative Pain and Flare-up in a Single and Multiple Visit Endodontic Treatment" for the ADA's new Evidence-based Dentistry Web site.

DR. ANTHONY VERNILLO, Professor of Oral & Maxillo-facial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine, on authoring articles entitled "Pragmatism As a Complementary Approach to Legislation: Closing Regulatory Gaps in Human Subject Research," and "Disclosure of Adverse Clinical Trial Results-Should Legal Immunity be Granted to Drug Companies?" both for The American Journal of Bioethics.

DR. MARK WOLFF, Professor and Chair of the Department of Cariology & Comprehensive Care and Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education, on presenting his research on new compounds for improving toothpaste effectiveness at the 2009 British Dental Association meeting in Stockholm, Sweden.