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Focus on Alumni
Congratulations to…
 


Mr. Richard Anchundia




Dr. Elena Cunningham




NYUCD's Special Olympics team




Ms. Nicole Greco




Dr. Elise S. Eisenberg




Dr. Leila Jahangiri




Dr. Ralph Katz




Dr. Edmund Khoo, second from left




Dr. David Korris (right)




Dr. Charles Larsen




Dr. Mitchell J. Lipp




Dr. Maureen McAndrew




Dr. Douglas Morse




Dr. Joan Phelan




Dr. Stefanie Russell




Mr. Chirag Sadana, Mr. Stewart Satter, a sponsor of the competition, and Mr. Alex Ruano




Dr. Donna Shelley




Ms. Rita Startup




Dr. Andrew I. Spielman




Ms. Lisa B. Stefanou




Dr. Anthony Vernillo




Dr. Mark S. Wolff




Dr. Yu Zhang




Mr. Richard Anchundia, formerly an Administrative Aide, on his promotion to Admissions Counselor. In his new role, Richard, who holds a law degree from Seton Hall University, will interview applicants, as well as review and analyze applications.

Dr. Arthur Ashman, Clinical Professor of Implant Dentistry, on being featured in the Westport News, and on presenting a lecture entitled "New Trends and Techniques in Dental Medicine, or Everything You Wanted to Know, But Couldn't Ask With Your Mouth Open," at the Westport/Weston, Connecticut, Y's Men club.

Mr. Eric Baker, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology, on editing Head and Neck Anatomy for Dental Medicine, and on receiving an NYUCD Faculty Council Teacher Recognition Award.

Ms. Andrea Beall, Clinical Instructor in Dental Hygiene, on authoring an article entitled "The Breastfeeding-Oral Health Relationship" for Access Magazine.

Dr. Charles N. Bertolami, Herman Robert Fox Dean of the NYU College of Dentistry, on copresenting, with NYU College of Nursing Dean Terry Fulmer, a lecture entitled "Interprofessional Education: The Nursing and Dentistry Collaboration at NYU" at the ADEA CCI (Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education) Oversight Committee meeting in January. Dean Bertolami was also quoted in the ADA News, where he praised the ADA's Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry and its recent workshop held at NYU for "strengthening participants' ability to search for, read, and interpret clinical practice guidelines, as well as individual research studies and systematic reviews summarizing findings from multiple clinical studies, with a view to learning how to translate those findings into clinical practice." Dean Bertolami was also selected to receive an American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Presidential Citation for his service to dental education.

Dr. Timothy Bromage, Adjunct Professor of Biomaterials & Biomimetics and of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology, on being selected as the recipient of the 2010 Max Planck Research Award (see related story); on being named an Honorary Professor by La Salle Centro Universitario in Madrid, Spain; on being named a finalist for the Biology Image Library Awards; and on being interviewed for a "Strides in Science" feature appearing on the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Web site.

Dr. Mijin Choi, Clinical Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics, on receiving the 2010 Claude R. Baker Faculty Award presented by the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics. The award recognizes one outstanding young fixed-prosthodontics educator nationally.

Dr. Paulo Coelho, Assistant Professor of Biomaterials & Biomimetics, on coauthoring an article entitled "A Histomorphometric Study of Nanothickness and Plasma-Sprayed Calcium-Phosphorous Coated Implant Surfaces in Rabbit Bone" for the Journal of Periodontology.

Dr. Elena Cunningham, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology, on presenting an abstract entitled "How Do Lemurs Return to Important Locations" at a symposium entitled "From Random Walks to Travel Routes: Understanding Patterns of Primate Movement," part of the 23rd Conference of the International Primatological Society, in Kyoto, Japan. Dr. Cunningham's presentation was co-supported by the National Geographic Society and the NYU College of Dentistry.

Dr. Ananda Dasanayake, Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, on co-authoring articles entitled "Maté Drinking and Oral and Oro-Pharyngeal Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis" for Oral Oncology; "A School-Based Oral Health Education Inter-vention Program to Promote Better Oral Health Practices: Experience from an Aboriginal Community in Taiwan" for the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved; "Does Periodontal Therapy Reduce the Risk for Systemic Diseases?" for Dental Clinics of North America; and "TNF-α and Antibodies to Periodontal Bacteria Discriminate Between Alzheimer's Disease Patients and Normal Subjects" for the Journal of Neuroimmunology. The Journal of Neuroimmunology article was coauthored with Dr. Angela Kamer, Assistant Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry; Dr. Ron Craig, Associate Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology; Dr. Robert Norman, Research Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion; and Dr. Robert Boylan, Associate Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology.

Ms. Lisa Duddy, Clinical Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene, on receiving an NYUCD Student Council Faculty Appreciation Award.

Ms. Jill B. Fernandez, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry and Director of Pediatric Outreach Programs, on receiving the 2010 Miracle Corners of the World Spirit Award for her volunteer work in Tanzania; and on being quoted in an article in Homeland on using dentists and other nontraditional healthcare personnel to complement emergency responders. Added congratulations to Professor Fernandez on leading a delegation of 30 faculty, student, and resident volunteers from NYUCD who participated in the 2010 Special Olympics.

Dr. Elise S. Eisenberg, '84, Senior Director of Informatics, on being profiled in Apple Education's iTunes about leaders, educators, researchers, and IT professionals using Apple technology to advance teaching and learning in schools, colleges, and universities.

Ms. Winnie FURNARI, Clinical Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene, on coauthoring articles entitled "Core Value: Individual Autonomy & Respect for Human Beings" and "Childhood Illnesses Revisited: Polio and Chickenpox/Shingles," as well as an ethics column entitled "The ADHA's Code of Ethics," for ADHA Access Magazine. Professor Furnari has also been appointed ADHA's liaison to the National Diabetes Education Program Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, and Dental Professionals Work Group.

Dr. Joseph G. Ghafari, Adjunct Professor of Ortho-dontics, on coauthoring an article entitled "Correspondence Between Subjective and Linear Measurements of the Palatal Airway on Lateral Cephalo-metric Radiographs" for Archives of Otolaryngology.

Dr. Gary R. Goldstein, '69, Professor of Prosthodontics, on authoring an article entitled "The Longevity of Direct and Indirect Posterior Restorations Is Uncertain and May Be Affected by a Number of Dentists, Patients, and Material-Related Factors" for the Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice.

Ms. Nicole Greco, Instructor in Dental Hygiene, on authoring an article entitled "Human Papillomavirus" for ADHA Access Magazine.

Dr. Donna Hallas, Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing and Coordinator of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program, on copresenting a workshop entitled "Nurse Practitioners' Interventions to Reduce the Incidence of Early Childhood Caries" at the Greater New York National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, with Ms. Jill Fernandez, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry and Director of Pediatric Outreach Programs.

Dr. Jason Holden, Clinical Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics, on coauthoring an article entitled "Comparison of the Marginal Fit of Pressable Ceramic to Metal Ceramic Restorations" for the Journal of Prosthodontics, with Dr. Gary R. Goldstein, '69, Professor of Prosthodontics; Dr. Eugene Hittelman, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion; and Ms. Elizabeth Clark, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomaterials & Biomimetics.

Dr. Leila Jahangiri, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics, and Dr. Thomas Mucciolo, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics, on coauthoring "Presentation Skills Assessment Tools," the featured publication on MedEdPORTAL for February 2010.

Dr. Ralph Katz, Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemology & Health Promotion, on coauthoring an article entitled "Identifying the Tuskegee Syphilis Study: Implications of Results from Recall and Recognition Questions" for BMC Public Health. Dr. Katz's coauthors included Dr. Stefanie Russell, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion. Dr. Katz also coauthored an article entitled "Defining Oral Neglect in Institutionalized Elderly: A Consensus Definition for the Protection of Vulnerable Elderly People" for the Journal of the American Dental Association. Coauthors included Dr. Michael P. O'Connor, Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and Vice Dean for Administration & Finance.

Dr. Edmund Khoo, a first-year student in the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics, on winning first prize in research at the annual meeting of the American Association of Orthodontists, with Mr. Howard Bowne of Dentsply, which sponsored the award.

Dr. David Korris, '43, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on receiving a gold NYU torch pin in recognition of 15 years as a member of the NYUCD faculty.

Dr. Charles Larsen, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, on receiving an NYUCD Faculty Council Teacher Recognition Award.

Dr. Terry Yi-Kung Lin, PG Prosthodontics '11, on winning first prize in the American Prosthodontic Society's annual research poster competition for his presentation entitled "Gene Expression in Fibroblasts and Osteoblasts Cultured with Collagen Membranes." Dr. Lin was mentored by Dr. Seiichi Yamano, Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics.

Dr. Mitchell J. Lipp, above center, Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthodontics and Coordinator of the predoctoral curriculum in orthodontics, on authoring "A Process of Developing Assessments and Instruction in Competency-Based Dental Education" for the Journal of Dental Education.

Dr. William J. Maloney, '92, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on presenting "Hutchinson- Gilford Progeria Syndrome and Its Dental Manifestations" at the Progeria Research Foundation's 10th Anniversary Workshop in Progeria; "The Cancer of Babe Ruth" at the Powelton Country Club in Newburgh, New York; and "Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: The Cancer Which Took the Life of George Herman ‘Babe' Ruth" at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. Dr. Maloney also authored "A Periodontal Case Report by Dr. S. L. Clemens," a story by Mark Twain about his experiences with early periodontal therapy. The article appeared in the Journal of Dental Research.

Dr. Maureen McAndrew, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care and Director of Clinical Faculty Education, on authoring an article entitled "Use of an Action Learning Model to Create a Dental Faculty Development Program" for the Journal of Dental Education.

Dr. Edward J. Miller, Jr., Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, on being elected President of the New York County component of the New York State Dental Association.

Dr. Kambiz A. Mohajer, Clinical Professor of Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, on presenting two papers at the 50th International Iranian Dental Association Meeting: "Placement of Dental Implants in Deficient Ridges in Implant Panel," and "Recent Approaches in Periodontal Plastic Surgery."

Dr. Frederick G. More, Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and of Pediatric Dentistry, on being featured in the ADEA Newsletter "Educator Spotlight," about his course entitled "Diversity, Attitude and Health Beliefs."

Dr. Douglas Morse, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, on coauthoring an article entitled "Smoking and Drinking in Relation to Depressive Symptoms Among Persons with Oral Cancer or Oral Epithelial Dysplasia" for Head & Neck, with Dr. Walter Psoter, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, and Dr. Elise Eisenberg, '84, Clinical Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion.

Dr. Ivy Peltz, '83, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on co-presenting a workshop entitled "How Am I Doing? Using 360° Evaluations to Improve Faculty Performance" at the 2010 annual meeting of the American Dental Education Association, with Dr. Maureen McAndrew, '83, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care.

Dr. Joan Phelan, Professor & Chair of the Department of Oral & Maxillo-facial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine, on being profiled in Primus, the magazine of the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, as a notable alumnus.

Dr. Walter Psoter, Assistant Professor of Epidemology & Health Promotion, on coauthoring articles entitled "Accuracy of Two Impression Materials Using Mechanical Mixing and Direct Impression Techniques: A Three-Dimensional Study" for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry; and "Caries Patterns in the Primary Dentition: Cluster Analyses of a Sample of 5,169 Arizona Children 5–59 Months of Age" for the International Journal of Oral Sciences, with Dr. Douglas Morse, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion.

Dr. Arnold E. Ray, '62, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on authoring an article entitled "Numb Chin Syndrome: Dental Implications" for The New York State Dental Journal.

Dr. Todd Ross, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on receiving an NYUCD Faculty Council Teacher Recognition Award.

Dr. Stefanie Russell, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, on coauthoring an article entitled "Self-Reported Willingness to Have Cancer Screenings and the Effects of Sociodemographic Factors" for the Journal of the National Medical Association. Dr. Russell's coauthors included Dr. Ralph V. Katz, Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemology & Health Promotion. Added kudos to Dr. Russell on being accepted into the NIH Advanced Training Institute on Health Behavior Theory.

Mr. Chirag Sadana, Assistant Director of the Office of Informatics, and Mr. Alex Ruano, Web Application Programmer & Analyst in the Office of Informatics, on winning first prize in the NYU Stern School of Business Entrepreneur Social Venture Competition for "America Smiles," a company they cofounded to facilitate outreach by dental schools to underserved populations.

Dr. Brian Schmidt, Director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research and Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, on being interviewed for a profile on the Bluestone Center by CenterWatch Weekly, a leading news source for the clinical trials industry.

Dr. Stuart L. Segelnick, Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, on being elected a faculty member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU). Congratulations also to Dr. Marjan Moghadam, Clinical Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics; Dr. Ash Estafan, Clinical Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics; and Dr. Gerald Klaczany, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, who were also elected as faculty members of OKU.

Dr. Donna Shelley, Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care and Director of Interdisciplinary Research & Practice, on coauthoring an article entitled "Increasing Access to Evidence-Based Smoking Cessation Treatment: Effectiveness of a Free Nicotine Patch Program Among Chinese Immigrants" for the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.

Dr. Christian Stappert, Assistant Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, on coauthoring articles entitled "All-Ceramic Partial Coverage Restorations: Midterm Results of a 5-Year Prospective Clinical Splitmouth Study" for the Journal of Dentistry; "Methods and Healing: The Significance of Recession Coverage Without Vertical Incisions" for Quintessence; "Papilla Height to Crown Length Proportions in the Maxillary Anterior Dentition" for The International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry; and "Gingival Zenith Positions and Levels of the Maxillary Anterior Dentition," for the Journal of Esthetic Restorative Dentistry.

Ms. Rita Startup, Assistant Dean for Development & Alumni Affairs, on being appointed to the Advisory Board of Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut.

Dr. Andrew I. Spielman, Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, on being elected Chairman of the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (JCNDE), a 15-member body which oversees the written National Board Dental Examinations for all dentists and dental hygienists in the United States. Added kudos to Dr. Spielman on receiving the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Colgate-Palmolive Co. Excellence in Teaching Award, and on being featured in the ADEA Newsletter's Guest Perspective on Change and Innovation in Dental Education, where he discussed the importance of looking beyond the metrics that predict success in dental school and asking, "What attributes predict success in life?"

Ms. Lisa B. Stefanou, Clinical Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene, on authoring an article entitled "The New Face of Denture Patients" for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene.

Dr. Eric S. Studley, '85, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on copresenting a workshop entitled "Seeing Is Believing: Using Videotapes for Assessment of Communication Skills" at the 2010 annual meeting of the American Dental Education Association, with Dr. Ivy Peltz, '83, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, and Dr. Ralph P. Cunningham, '72, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care. Dr. Studley also co-presented a poster entitled "What a Pain in the Assessment! Using Exams as a Teaching Tool" at the ADEA meeting with Dr. Peltz and Dr. Aneta Wojcik, Instructor in Cariology & Comprehensive Care.

Dr. Anthony Vernillo, Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine, on coauthoring an article entitled "Marketable Spit—Property and Privacy Paradigms—an Ethical and Legal Counterpart to Blood" for the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, with Dr. Paul Wolpe, Professor of Bioethics and Director of the Center for Bioethics at Emory University.

Dr. Johanna Warshaw, Instructor in Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology, on receiving an NYUCD Faculty Council Teacher Recognition Award.

Professor Cheryl M. Westphal, Assistant Dean for Allied Health Programs, on authoring a guest editorial entitled "Women's Health" for ADHA Access Magazine.

Dr. Mark S. Wolff, Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education and Professor and Chair of the Department of Cariology & Comprehensive Care, on presenting a workshop entitled "Dentin Hypersensitivity: State-of-the-Art and New Therapeutic Approaches" at the National Congress of Dentistry in Chieti, Italy. Dr. Wolff also coedited the July 2010 edition of Dental Clinics of North America: Current Concepts in Cariology, and coauthored"Defining Dental Caries for 2010 and Beyond," which appears in that issue.

Dr. Yu Zhang, Assistant Professor of Biomaterials & Biomimetics, on authoring an article entitled "Graded Restorations for All-Ceramic Crowns" for the Journal of Dental Research, and on coauthoring "Damage and Reliability of Y-TZP After Cementation Surface Treatment," also for the Journal of Dental Research. Dr. Zhang's coauthors included Dr. Van Thompson, Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomaterials & Biomimetics, and Dr. Dianne Rekow, Provost of the Polytechnic Institute of NYU.