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NYUCD Students Win All Major ACP Awards

Front row, Dr. Leila Jahangiri, associate professor and chair of the Department of Prosthodontics; Dr. Kenneth Kurtz, Dr. Andrew Kung; back row, Mr. Srikar Vulugundam, Dr. Rebecca Sternberger, Dr. Ahmed Beheiry

NYUCD students sweep the awards competition at the 2011 annual ACP session

NYUCD students made history by sweeping the awards competition at the 2011 annual session of the American College of Prosthodontics.

Dr. Rebecca Sternberger, '12, won first place for her poster, "Nervosa About Bulimia?" Second place went to Srikar Vulugundam, '13, for his poster, "Liver Transplant-Late Implant Failure Prognosticator"; and Dr. Andrew Kung, '12, won third place for his case report, "Resin-bonded Metal Ceramic Fixed Partial Denture." Poster recognition was also awarded to Dr. Ahmed Beheiry, '12, for "Management of Female Bruxism and Prognosis of Prosthetic Treatment." All four awardees were mentored by Dr. Kenneth S. Kurtz, clinical associate professor of prosthodontics, with Dr. Kung receiving additional mentoring from Dr. Gerald Barrack, clinical professor of prosthodontics. Student travel expenses were provided by the Northeastern Gnathological Society (NGS).

Dr. Terry Y. Lin, PG Prosthodontics Program Class of 2011, was the first-place winner of the prestigious Sharry Award for his research entitled "A Bioactive Collagen Membrane Carrying PDGF for Bone Tissue Engineering." Dr. Lin's research mentor was Dr. Seiichi Yamano, assistant professor of prosthodontics.