Summer 2012 Table of Contents              






Message from the Herman Robert Fox Dean
Message from the Herman Robert Fox Dean

Dentistry in the Age of Genomics
The Answer Lies in the Genome
- Dr. Harold C. Slavkin

Gene-based Discoveries May Help Clinical Wishes Come True: A Conversation with Dr. Bruce Paster

Dentistry in the Age of Genomics: Q&A with NYUCD Researchers

Research in Focus
Center for Skeletal and Craniofacial Biology Established

Sam Bae, '12, Wins First Place in ADA/Dentsply Student Clinician Research Program, Basic Science Competition

NYU Study Concludes That Dentists Could Screen 20 Million Americans for Chronic Physical Illnesses

Family Dynamics and Oral Health: NYUCD Faculty
Seek Answers in Novel Study - Barbara Kancelbaum

Dr. Michael Lorber Seeks Clues to Childhood Anger and Aggression
- Barbara Kancelbaum

Study Finds That Blood from Periodontal Disease Can be Used to Screen for Diabetes

International Journal of Dental Hygiene Article Reports on NYU Study Findings That Patients and Dental Providers Respond Well to Diabetes Screening at Dental Visits

Recruiting the Best
Recruiting the Best

Promoting Our Own
Promoting Our Own

International Partners in Health
NYUCD Hosts Forum on "Global Health in a Flatter World: Transforming Learning and Practice with Information Technology"

Tanzanian President H.E. Jakaya M. Kikwete Speaks at NYUCD as Part of UN Event on Non-Communicable Diseases

Around the World with NYUCD's International Education Programs

Focus on International Faculty
Dr. Bhupinder Brar: Combining Ayurvedic Medical Education with Western Clinical Research Training

Visiting Brazilian Scholars Tackle Biomaterials and Oral Cancer Research Challenges

Grants and Philanthropy
Dr. Daniel Malamud and UMDNJ Share $3.2 Million NIH Grant for HIV Prevention Research

NYUCD Names Elliott M. Moskowitz Orthodontic Wing in Recognition of $1.2 Million Gift, Moskowitz "Give a Smile" Fund Also Created

Gracie Mansion Gala Honors Major Donors

NYU Dental Research Team Awarded $2.2 Million NIH Grant to Decode Genome of Caries-Causing Bacteria

NYUCD Receives Grant to Identify Biomarkers for the Progression of Periodontal Disease
- Barbara Kancelbaum

NIH Grant Using Genomics to Tailor Oral Cancer Treatment Awarded to Dr. Brian L. Schmidt, NYU College of Dentistry, and Dr. Donna G. Albertson, University of California, San Francisco

NYUCD in the News
NYUCD in the News

News from the Colleges
Construction Update: Spring Groundbreaking Ceremony Planned for New Building at 433 First Avenue

The Cochrane Collaboration Selects NYUCD for First North American Training Initiative

Dr. Eileen Sullivan-Marx Named Dean of the College of Nursing

Dr. David A. Sirois Steps Down as Associate Dean for Graduate Programs

Graduation 2012

Alexis Cohen, '12, Selected as All-University Commencement Speaker

NYUCD Students Win All Major ACP Awards

NYUCN/NYUCD Elder Care Program Kicks Off in Lower Manhattan
- Christopher James

A Bird's-Eye View Into the Scholarship and Aspirations of NYUCD's NIH Postdoctoral Fellows

NYUCD and ABC7 Celebrate 27 Years of Brightening New Yorkers' Smiles

NYUCD and the New York State Dental Foundation Team Up to Create a Web-based CE Course to Enhance Dentists' Understanding of Oral Cancer

Chinese Teachers' Delegation Visits Smiling Faces, Going Places Dental Van

Homeschooled Toddlers Choose NYUCD for Field Trip

Dr. Mark Wolff Hosts Four-Part Sirius XM Doctor Radio Series on Oral Health

Dr. Paul A. Rosenberg to Step Down as Chair of the Quartararo Department of Endodontics

Maine Outreach: A Firsthand Account
- Ami Finkelthal

NYUCD Student, Faculty, and Staff Outreach Participants

When Faculty Collect, Expect Some Surprises

Celebrating Our Community
Exceptional First-Attempt Pass Rate for Class of 2013 on Part I of National Boards: NYU Dental Students Set National Standard for Second Consecutive Year

Academy of Distinguished Educators Chairperson Discusses Future Plans for the Academy

Academy of Distinguished Educators Inducts New Members

A Look at Our College's Past: The Year 1887
- Dr. Andrew I. Spielman

Hans Hwa-Pen Hsu, '13, DDS Program: A Renaissance Man
- Stephanie Susnjara

Katherine L. John, '12, Dental Hygiene Program: Targeting a Practice Where Everybody Knows Your Name
- Stephanie Susnjara

Dr. Ralph Katz Receives NYU's Highest Teaching Honor

Congratulations to…
Congratulations to…

Focus on Alumni
Dr. Jay Grossman, '88, Founder of Homeless Not Toothless, Seeks to Expand Healthcare Options for the Underserved

Alumni Association Installs New Officers, Celebrates Quinquennial Classes 1946–2006

PNC Hosts Alumni Study Club

Dr. Edward Zuckerberg, '78, Presents "Social Media: Today's Ideal Tool for Dental Practice Marketing

Alumni in the Spotlight
Alumni in the Spotlight

In Remembrance
In Remembrance

Honor Roll of Donors
We Thank Our Benefactors