For the second consecutive year, NYUCD hosted the New York State Global Health Forum, an initiative cosponsored by The Associated Medical Schools of New York and The New York State Academic Dental Centers.
The daylong event, held on December 14, 2010, brought together nearly 100 faculty, staff, and students from medical schools, dental schools, affiliate nursing schools, and public health schools from around New York State to focus on curricula and competencies across professions.
The event was co-chaired by Oliver Fein, MD, associate dean for affiliations, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Natasha Anandaraja, MD, MPH, director, global health center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and featured welcoming remarks by Dean Bertolami. During the plenary session on "Defining Global Health Competencies Across the Health Professions," NYUCD was represented on the panel by Mark Wolff, DDS, PhD, professor and chair of the department of cariology and comprehensive care and associate dean for predoctoral clinical education.
Dr. Michael P. O'Connor, vice dean for finance and administration and clinical professor of epidemiology and health promotion, was a key organizer of the forum.