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Congratulations to…


Dr. Mani Alikhani




Ms. Marie Lydda Bien-Amie




Ms. Diana Campos




Dr. Gustavo Cruz




Ms. Imara de Montfort




Mr. Edly Destine




Dr. Jonathan L. Ferencz




Dr. Michael B. Ferguson




Dr. Kenneth Fleisher




Ms. Winnie Furnari




Ms. Rhoda Gladstone




Dr. Robert Glickman




Dr. Gary Goldstein




Mr. Joe Green




Ms. Ashley Grill




Dr. Leila Jahangiri, left, with coauthor Dr. Tom Mucciolo




Dr. Vasiliki Karlis




Dr. Meir Kozlovsky




Dr. Kenneth S. Kurtz




Mr. Jason Kwan




From left: Dr. Kye, Associate Dean Stuart Hirsch, and Dr. Marci Levine




Dr. Yon H. Lai




Dr. Mitchell J. Lipp




Dr. Maureen McAndrew




Dr. Marjan Moghadam




Dr. Kambiz Mohajer




Dr. Frederick More




Dr. Mary Northridge




Dr. Ivy Peltz




Dr. Bapanaiah Penugonda




Dr. Scott Podell (right)




Dr. Walter Psoter




Dr. Karen Raphael




Dr. Miriam Robbins




Mr. Robert Santiago




Ms. Rita A. Startup




Ms. Rebecca Stauffer




Mr. Jonathan Taveras




Dr. Farhad Vahidi




Dr. Analia Veitz-Keenan




Dr. Rodrigo Viecilli




Dr. Chi Viet




Dr. Mark Wolff




Dr. Seiichi Yamano




Dr. Yu Zhang




Dr. Mani Alikhani, assistant professor of orthodontics, on coauthoring "Osteo-genic Effect of High Frequency Acceleration on Alveolar Bone," for the Journal of Dental Research, which is featuring the article on its cover at http://jdr.sagepub.com/content/91/4.cover-expansion. The study is based on research conducted by CTOR (Consortium for Translational Orthodontic Research) fellows, residents, and a partner in Portugal.

Dr. Arthur Ashman, professor of periodontology and implant dentistry, on coauthoring an article entitled "The Use of Light/Chemically Hardened Polymethylmethacrylate, Polyhydroxyethylmethacrylate, and Calcium Hydroxide Graft Material in Combination With Polyanhydride Around Implants in Minipigs: Part 1: Immediate Stability and Function" for the Journal of Periodontology.

Mr. Robert Atkins, on being appointed a lead patient service representative in the Office of Clinical Operations.

Dr. Sam Bae, '12, on receiving the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Gies Foundation/American Association for Dental Research Academic Dental Careers Fellow Award.

Ms. Andrea Beall, clinical instructor in dental hygiene, on authoring an article entitled "A Look at Healthy People 2020 and Oral Health" for Access.

Ms. Danielle Becker, on her appointment as program administrator for global outreach programs in the Office of the Vice Dean for International Initiatives and Development.

Dr. Charles N. Bertolami, Herman Robert Fox Dean of NYUCD, on authoring a column entitled "Access to Dental Care: Is There a Problem?" for the American Journal of Public Health and "Moving Ethics Curricula Forward" for a special-emphasis issue on oral healthcare sciences for Ethics in Biology, Engineering, & Medicine, an international journal.

Added kudos to Dean Bertolami on receiving the 2012 Foundation of Excellence in Academics Award presented by the New York State Dental Foundation. The award recognizes Dr. Bertolami for his creative and innovative use of science curricula in oral health education.

Ms. Marie Lydda Bien-Aime, patient services representative, on winning an NYU Give-a-Violet Award for outstanding service to patients, faculty, and staff at NYUCD.

Dr. Bhupinder Brar, junior research scientist in epidemiology and health promotion, on authoring an article entitled "Use of Ayurvedic Diagnostic Criteria in Ayurvedic Clinical Trials: A Literature Review Focused on Research Methods" for the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine; and on presenting an abstract of the article at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association.

Ms. Diana Campos, '13, on receiving a scholarship from the National Association of Medical Minority Educators.

Chinese Student Dental Association, on volunteering to provide oral health screenings and treatment referrals to participants at Manhattan Chinatown senior centers. The volunteers included Dr. Christine Wong, Dr. Diana Yeung, Dr. Edward Chu, Dr. Vincent Fung, and Dr. Chi Ho, all of the Class of 2012. The volunteers were mentored by Dr. Theresa Montini, formerly a senior research scientist in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care and currently an adjunct assistant professor of nursing at the NYU College of Nursing.

Dr. Stephen Chu, associate professor of prosthodontics, on authoring a book entitled Fundamentals of Color-Shade Matching and Communication in Esthetic Dentistry, Second Edition.

Dr. Richard Cotty, assistant professor of basic science and craniofacial biology, on receiving a Faculty Council Teacher Recognition Award.

Dr. Frederick Curro, director of recruitment, retention, and operations for the PEARL Network, on coauthoring an articled entitled "Advantages of the Dental Practice-Based Research Network Initiative and Its Role in Dental Education" for the Journal of Dental Education, with Ms. Ashley Grill, coordinator of information dissemination and protocol development and training for the PEARL Network; Dr. Van Thompson, director of protocol development and training for the PEARL Network; Dr. Ronald G. Craig, director of information dissemination for the PEARL Network; Dr. Analia Veitz-Keenan, associate professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology and medicine; and Dr. Frederick Naftolin, medical director of the PEARL Network.

Dr. Gustavo Cruz, adjunct professor of epidemiology and health promotion, on authoring an article entitled "Caries Experience Among Chinese-American Children in Manhattan's Chinatown" for The New York State Dental Journal.

Dr. Nelson R. Da Silva, associate professor of prosthodontics, on coauthoring an article entitled "Performance of Dental Ceramics" for SAGE Journals, with Dr. Paulo Coelho, assistant professor of biomaterials and biomimetics; Dr. Yu Zhang, associate professor of biomaterials and biomimetics; and Dr. Van Thompson, professor and chair of the Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics.

Ms. Imara de Montfort on being appointed executive assistant to Dr. Stuart M. Hirsch, vice dean for international initiatives and development. Ms. de Montfort previously worked at the United Nations and at Weill Cornell Medical College. At Weill, she handled high-level communications, managed budgets, and forecasted revenue goals.

Mr. Edly Destine, '13, on coauthoring an article entitled, "The N- and C-Terminal Regions of the Pearl-Associated EF Hand Protein, PFMG1, Promote the Formation of the Aragonite Polymorph in Vitro," with Dr. John S. Evans, professor of basic science and craniofacial biology, for Crystal Growth & Design.

Dr. Elliott J. Dombroff, clinical assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology and medicine, on being installed as president of the American Association of Dental Editors.

Dr. Nancy Dougherty, associate professor of pediatric dentistry and director of the Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry, on receiving a certificate of appreciation from the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.

Mr. Harold Elizee, on being appointed assistant manager of the central sterilization unit.

Ms. Kristin Feliz, on being appointed an admissions officer in the Office of Admissions.

Dr. Jonathan L. Ferencz, clinical professor of prosthodontics, on receiving a Distinguished Lecturer Award from the American College of Prosthodontists, and a Founders Medallion Award from the American College of Prosthodontics Education Foundation.

Dr. Michael B. Ferguson, associate professor of prosthodontics, on being selected by the Commission on Dental Accreditation to conduct a preliminary accreditation consulting visit at the SDM College of Dental Sciences in Dharwad, Karnataka, India.

Ms. Jill Fernandez, clinical associate professor of pediatric dentistry, on coauthoring an article entitled "The Use of Mobile Electronic Devices as an Educational Tool in Pediatric Community Service" for The New York State Dental Journal, with Dr. Elise S. Eisenberg, '84, senior director of informatics; and Dr. Amr M. Moursi, associate professor and chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Kenneth Fleisher, clinical associate professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery, on coauthoring an article entitled "Antibiotic Effects on Bacterial Profile in Osteonecrosis of the Jaw" for Oral Diseases, with Dr. Smruti Pushalkar, assistant research scientist in basic science and craniofacial biology; Dr. Robert Glickman, professor and chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; and Dr. Deepak Saxena, assistant professor of basic science and craniofacial biology; and on coauthoring an article entitled "Concentration Dependent Effects of Tobacco Particulates from Different Types of Cigarettes on Expression of Drug Metabolizing Proteins" for Food and Chemical Toxicology, with Dr. Peter Sacks, professor of basic science and craniofacial biology; and Dr. Joseph Guttenplan, professor of basic science and craniofacial biology.

Ms. Winnie Furnari, assistant professor of dental hygiene, on co-presenting a lecture entitled "Dental Forensics: Post-9/11 Victims' Identification at NYC's Medical Examiner's Office" for the NYUCD Faculty Staff Development Center; and on having an article she authored for Registered Dental Hygienist, entitled "10th Anniversary of 9/11," selected by the editors of DentistryIQ as one of the most important articles of 2011 for dental hygienists.

Ms. MariAnna Galeno, AAS in dental hygiene, '12, on authoring an article entitled "Intimate Partner Abuse and the Role of the Dental Hygienist," for Access.

Ms. Rifka Germain, on being appointed a lead patient service representative in the Office of Clinical Operations.

Dr. Jennifer Gibbs, assistant professor of endodontics, on coauthoring an article entitled "Public Health Surveillance of Dental Pain via Twitter" for the Journal of Dental Research.

Ms. Rhoda Gladstone, clinical professor of dental hygiene, on receiving a Faculty Council Teacher Recognition Award.

Dr. Robert Glickman, professor and chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, on being appointed chair of Institutional Review Board D, a human subject review board at the NYU Langone Medical Center.

Mr. Jeffrey Goetz, '14, on receiving a New York Academy of Dentistry Summer Research Grant for a project entitled "Bone Repair using 3D Printed Tricalcium Phosphate Scaffolds."

Dr. David L. Glotzer, '58, clinical professor of cariology and comprehensive care, on serving as a coordinator of the AMA's CitizenReady Program on emergency preparedness, presented as part of the 10th anniversary ceremonies commemorating the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Dr. Gary Goldstein, professor of prosthodontics, on receiving a Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Prosthodontists New York Section and the Educator of the Year Award from the Jonathan and Maxine Ferencz Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics; and on authoring "What Is a Clinical Scholar?" for the Journal of Prosthodontics, and coauthoring "Single Visit Fabrication of a Porcelain Laminate Veneer With CAD/CAM Technology: A Clinical Report," for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, with Dr. Dean Vafiadis, associate professor of periodontology and implant dentistry.

Mr. Joe Green, on being appointed an admissions officer in the Office of Admissions.

Ms. Ashley Grill, clinical assistant professor of dental hygiene and coordinator of information dissemination and protocol development and training for the PEARL Network, on authoring an abstract entitled "Practice Research Coordinator Involvement Improves Study Participation," for the Journal of Dental Hygiene; on presenting the abstract at the second North American Dental Hygiene Research Conference; on presenting a lecture entitled "Practice-Based Research Findings from the PEARL Network" at the New Hampshire Dental Hygienists' Association annual meeting; on being appointed to the American Dental Hygienists' Association Council on Research; and on winning an NIH K–12 LAB Challenge Award, which solicits ideas for experiments to conduct in K–12 classrooms.

Dr. David Hirsch, associate professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery, on presenting a lecture entitled "Technological Advances: Computer-Aided Surgery" at the annual meeting of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; and on co-presenting the following abstracts at the meeting: "Mandibular Reconstruction with Free Fibula Flap for Disarticulation Mandibulectomy Defects," and "Diagnosis of Lymphoma in the Head and Neck," with Dr. Ashish Patel, a teaching fellow in oral and maxillofacial surgery; "Risk Factors and Aggressiveness of Oral Cavity Carcinomas in Young Patients," with Dr. Jin Soo Bae, a teaching fellow in oral and maxillofacial surgery; "The Use of Double Barreled Fibulas to Produce Ideal Mandibular Form," with Dr. Steven Caldroney, a teaching fellow in oral and maxillofacial surgery; and "Oral Squamous Cell Malignancy Associated with Long-Term Pegylated Liposomal Doxorubicin Treatment for Ovarian Cancer," with Dr. Calvin Jung, a teaching fellow in oral and maxillofacial surgery, and Dr. Lauren Bourell, a teaching fellow in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Ms. Cynthia Howard, assistant professor of dental hygiene, on coauthoring an article entitled "Improving Kids' Oral Health" for Registered Dental Hygienist, with Ms. Jill B. Fernandez, clinical associate professor of pediatric dentistry.

Dr. Mary Katherine Hutchinson, associate professor of nursing, on coauthoring an article entitled "HIV Testing in Dental Care: Opportunities for Nurse Practitioner and Dentist Collaboration," for The Nurse Practitioner, with Ms. Madeleine Lloyd, clinical assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology, and medicine, adjunct clinical professor of nursing, and nurse practitioner at the NYU Nursing Faculty Practice.

Dr. Leila Jahangiri, associate professor and chair of the Department of Prosthodontics, on coauthoring a textbook entitled Clinical Cases in Prosthodontics with Dr. Mijin Choi, associate professor of prosthodontics; Dr. Michael Ferguson, associate professor of prosthodontics; and Dr. Marjan Moghadam, assistant professor of prosthodontics. Added kudos to Dr. Jahangiri on coauthoring a book entitled A Guide to Better Teaching: Skills, Advice, and Evaluation for College and University Professors; and on coauthoring an article entitled "Severe and Rapid Erosion of Dental Enamel from Swimming: A Clinical Report," for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, with Dr. Steven Pigliacelli, adjunct professor of prosthodontics, and Dr. Ross Kerr, associate professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology and medicine.

Mr. Morille Jean-Marie, AAS dental hygiene, Class of 2012, formerly a dental assistant at the NYU Dental Faculty Practice, on being a dental assistant at the NYU Dental Faculty Practice, on being promoted to assistant supply manager in the Office of Clinical Operations.

Dr. Vasiliki Karlis, associate professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery and director of the Advanced Education Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, on leading an anesthesia update symposium on diabetes and a surgical clinic on the "ABCs of Pediatric Outpatient Anesthesia for the OMS" at the annual meeting of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, with Dr. Robert Glickman, professor and chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Ralph Katz, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, on co-editing a book entitled The Search for the Legacy of the USPHS Syphilis Study at Tuskegee.

Dr. Ross Kerr, associate professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology and medicine, on receiving the distinguished Service Award presented by the Oral Cancer Foundation.

Dr. Meir Kozlovsky, clinical assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care, on coauthoring articles entitled "Ceramo – Metal Preparation" and "Full Cast Crown Preparation Chamfer," for MedEdPORTAL, with Dr. Kumar Shanmugam, clinical assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care, and Dr. Peter Furnari, clinical professor of cariology and comprehensive care. Added kudos to Dr. Kozlovsky for presenting his MedEdPORTAL submission at the 2012 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Annual Session.

Dr. Andrew Kung, '12, on winning third place in the American College of Prosthodontists predoctoral table clinic competition for a case report he authored entitled "Resin-Bonded Metal Ceramic Fixed Partial Denture."

Dr. Kenneth S. Kurtz, assistant professor of prosthodontics, on receiving a Mentor of the Year Award from the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics Class of 2011; on coauthoring articles entitled "Engaging Abutment Position Effect in Implant-Borne Screw Retained Three-Unit Fixed Cantilever Prostheses," for the Journal of Prosthodontics; "Fatigue Testing of Laser Treated Endosseous Implants With An Internal Trilobe Connection," for the European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry, with Dr. Robert Berg, clinical assistant professor of prosthodontics, and Dr. Paulo Coelho, assistant professor of biomaterials and biomimetics; and "Interim Prosthetic Phase of Multi-disciplinary Management of Cleidocranial Dysplasia: The Bronx Approach," for the Journal of Prosthodontics, with Dr. Berg.

Dr. Esther Kuyinu, clinical associate professor of prosthodontics, on leading an oral health outreach visit to Nigeria.

Mr. Jason Kwan, '13, on being selected to receive the 2011 Hinman Student Research Symposium Award.

Dr. Wayne Kye, assistant professor of periodontology and implant dentistry, on receiving an American Academy of Periodontology Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics; and on being inducted into the American College of Dentists.

Dr. Yon H. Lai, clinical professor of orthodontics, on being installed as president of the NYUCD orthodontics alumni society and on coauthoring an article entitled "Mandibular Second Molar Impaction, Part 1: Genetic Traits and Characteristics" for the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, with Dr. Mladen Kuftinec, former professor of orthodontics.

Dr. Lewis Lampert, clinical assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology, and medicine, on coauthoring an article entitled "Combined Antiviral-Corticosteroid Therapy for Bell's Palsy Yields Inconclusive Benefit," for the Journal of the American Dental Association.

Mr. Jean Paul Laurent, BS in dental hygiene class of 2013, on volunteering for dental outreach at an earthquake survivors' camp in Haiti.

Dr. Marci Levine, assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery, on being inducted into the American College of Dentists.

Dr. Terry Lin, PG Prosthodontics Class of 2011 and clinical assistant professor of prosthodontics, on being selected to receive the Sharry Award for a study entitled "A Bioactive Collagen Membrane Carrying PDGF for Bone Tissue Engineering."

Dr. Mitchell J. Lipp, clinical associate professor of orthodontics, on presenting a poster entitled "Critical Thinking in Dental Education: What is it? Where did it come from? Where is it going?" with Rory A. Chong and Jeffrey W. Goetz, both Class of 2014, at the annual ADEA session.

Dr. William Maloney, associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care, on being elected a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine; on being appointed to the editorial board of the medical journal Universal Panacea; on coauthoring an article entitled "The Importance of the Use of Methamphetamines in Dental Practice – Part Two," for Dentista y Paciente; on coauthoring an article entitled "Ectodermal Dysplasia: Its Dental and Craniofacial Manifestations and Significance in Dental Practice" with Dr. Jake Fried, '12, for Dentista y Paciente; and on authoring an article entitled "The Significance of Cannabis Use to Dental Practice," for the Journal of the Michigan Dental Association.

Dr. Maureen McAndrew, '83, clinical associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care, on being elected secretary of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Section on Educational Research/Development and Curriculum; on being named to the Journal of Dental Education editorial review board; on being named to the American Education Association Center for Educational Policy and Research advisory committee; on winning the American Association of Women Dentists Procter & Gamble/Gillette Hayden Memorial Foundation Research Award, and on receiving an NYU Curricular Development Challenge Fund Grant for a study entitled "An On-line Course in Teacher Training for Dental Students."

Added kudos to Dr. McAndrew for presenting a lecture entitled "Inter-Professional Teaching and Learning: Scholarship for Better Health" at the ADEA annual meeting, and on co-facilitating a faculty development workshop entitled "Focus on Facilitation: Let's Limit the Lecturing," with Dr. Ivy Peltz, '83, clinical associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care; and on coauthoring an article entitled "Creating an Objective Structured Teaching Exam to Assess a Dental Faculty Development Program," for the European Journal of Dental Education, with Mr. William Eidtson, director of the faculty staff development program; and an article entitled "A Survey of US Dental School Programs That Help Students Consider Academic Careers" with Karanjit Kamboj, '14. Dr. McAndrew also served as a mentor to Dr. Sam Bae, '12, NYU's first ADEA/Gies AADR Academic Dental Careers Fellow recipient; and presented the following lectures at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine: "Project Millennials: Make it Work with Generation Y," "Focus on Facilitation," "Conflict Resolution," "Giving Effective Feedback," "Interactive Lecturing," "Easing the Transition to the Clinic," "What's on the Horizon for Dental Education? Adult Learning Theory," and "Dealing with Difficult Students."

Mr. Terry McRae, on being appointed a patient services representative in the Office of Clinical Operations.

Dr. Craig M. Misch, clinical associate professor of periodontology and implant dentistry, on co-authoring an article entitled, "Bone Augmentation of the Atrophic Posterior Mandible for Dental Implants Using rhBMP-2 and Titanium Mesh: Clinical Technique and Early Results" for the International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry."

Dr. Marjan Moghadam, clinical assistant professor of prosthodontics, on authoring an article entitled "Conversion Prosthesis" for The New York State Dental Journal.

Dr. Kambiz Mohajer, clinical professor of periodontology and implant dentistry, on presenting a lecture entitled "Review of the Current Technique of Plastic Surgery in Periodontics" at the Asia Pacific Dental Congress.

Dr. Frederick More, professor of epidemiology and health promotion, on receiving a Faculty Council Teacher Recognition Award.

Ms. Laurea Morgan, formerly a patient services representative in the Office of Clinical Operations, on being promoted to lead patient services representative.

Dr. Elliott M. Moskowitz, '72, clinical professor of orthodontics, on being installed as president of the American Association of Dental Editors.

Dr. Mary Northridge, assistant professor of epidemiology and health promotion, on coauthoring editorials entitled "Public Health Support for the Health Home Model" and "A Systems Perspective for Dental Health in Older Adults," for the American Journal of Public Health; and on coauthoring a report entitled "Vibrant Cities and Urban Forests: A National Call to Action" for the New York Restoration Project urban environmental task force.

Dr. Monica Parekh, clinical assistant professor of prosthodontics, on receiving a Tylman Award for excellence in fixed prosthodontics from the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics.

Dr. Ivy Peltz, '83, clinical associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care and group practice director, on presenting a lecture entitled "From Theory to Application: A Study of Knowledge Transfer in Dental Education" at the annual meeting of the Association for Dental Education in Europe, and on being invited to present a lecture entitled "Incorporating Evidence-Based Decision Making Into Written Case Study Capstone Projects," at the annual meeting of the Association for Dental Education in Europe.

Dr. Bapanaiah Penugonda, associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care and group practice director, on coauthoring articles entitled "Infection Control for Air-borne Hazards- Masks and Respirators for Health Care Providers," for the Journal of the New York State Academy of General Dentistry, and "Chronically Retained Acupuncture Needles," for the Medical Acupuncture Journal. Added kudos to Dr. Penugonda for presenting the following lectures: "What Dentists Are Doing to Go Green" at NYUCD; "Introduction to Comprehensive Care and Applied Practice Administration," and "Licensure/Admission Requirements for Foreign Trained Dental Graduates to Enter into the United States of America," at RV Dental College in Bangalore and Panineeya Dental College in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India; "Current Concepts and Issues in Clinical Dentistry" at Sri Sai College of Dentistry, Vikarabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, and Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China; "Current Trends in Clinical Dentistry" at National University College of Dentistry, Manila, Philippines; "Selection of Face Masks in Contaminated Environments" at the Energy Utility & Environment Conference in Phoenix, Arizona; and "Comparative Evaluation of Radiographic Density of Dental Restorative Materials," at Stony Brook University.

Dr. Scott Podell, clinical assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care and group practice director, on being inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists.

Dr. Walter Psoter, assistant professor of epidemiology and health promotion, on coauthoring an article entitled "PCR Detection of Streptococcus mutans and Aggregatibacter actinomycetem-comitans in Dental Plaque Samples from Haitian Adolescents" for Clinical Oral Investigations, with Dr. Stefanie Russell, assistant professor of epidemiology and health promotion; Dr. Ralph Katz, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion; and Dr. Yihong Li, professor of basic science and craniofacial biology; and on presenting a paper entitled "Malnutrition and Gender Differences in Oral Health," at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists Symposium on "Advances in Understanding Oral Health: Fostering Interdisciplinary Insights on Sex and Gender Differences." Added kudos to Dr. Psoter on authoring an article entitled "Perspectives of San Juan Healthcare Practitioners on the Detection Deficit in Oral Pre-malignant and Early Cancers in Puerto Rico: A Qualitative Research Study," for BMC Public Health; on coauthoring articles entitled "Smoking and Drinking in Relation to Oral Potentially Malignant Disorders in Puerto Rico: A Case-Control Study," for BMC Cancer, with Dr. Douglas Morse, associate professor of epidemiology and health promotion; "A Survey of the Optometry Leadership: Participation in Disaster Response," for Optometry, with Dr. David Glotzer, clinical professor of cariology and comprehensive care; "Podiatry and Disaster Response: A Survey of the Professional Leadership," for the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, with Dr. Glotzer and Dr. Morse; and "A Preliminary Study on the Relationships Between Global Health/Quality of Life and Specific Head and Neck Cancer Quality of Life Domains in Puerto Rico," for the Journal of Prosthodontics, with Dr. Morse. Dr. Psoter was also awarded a supplementary grant by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) to support mentored research training and career development of a minority junior faculty member.

Dr. Karen Raphael, professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology and medicine, on authoring an article entitled "External Validity and Psychiatric Disorder Exclusions in Orofacial Pain Clinical Trials" for the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation.

Dr. Victoria Raveis, professor of cariology and comprehensive care, on receiving a Rose Doborof Honorable Mention Award for a paper she coauthored entitled "Linking the NIH Strategic Plan to the Research Agenda for Social Workers in Health and Aging," for the Journal of Gerontological Social Work.

Dr. Seung-Hee Rhee, clinical associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care, on being elected President-Elect of the New York State Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Miriam Robbins, clinical associate professor and associate chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine, on receiving certificates of appreciation from the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.

Ms. Eileen Rosa, on being appointed a lead patient services representative in the Office of Clinical Operations.

Dr. Teresita Salgado, assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care, on receiving a Faculty Council Teacher Recognition Award.

Mr. Robert Santiago, a development associate in the Office of Alumni Relations, on earning a master's degree in English Education from the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development; and on being inducted into Pi Lambda Theta, the international education honor society.

Dr. Brian Schmidt, professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery and director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, on authoring an article entitled "Two Distinct Routes to Oral Cancer Differing in Genome Instability and Risk for Cervical Node Metastasis" for Clinical Cancer Research; on coauthoring an article entitled "Nerve Growth Factor Links Oral Cancer Progression, Pain, and Cachexia" for Molecular Cancer Therapeutics; on presenting a lecture entitled "Bench to Bedside" at the annual meeting of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; and on presenting the keynote address at the 50th anniversary celebration of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons held at the Royal College of Surgeons in London.

Dr. Joel Silver, assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care, on coauthoring an article entitled "Immediate Maxillary Replacement Appliance for Anterior Teeth" for The New York State Dental Journal, with Dr. James Apltauer, assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care, and Dr. Jeffrey Blye, assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care.

Dr. Roy Sonkin, clinical assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care, on co-presenting a lecture entitled "Dental Forensics: Post-9/11 Victims' Identification at NYC's Medical Examiner's Office" for the NYUCD Faculty Staff Development Center.

Ms. Rita A. Startup, assistant dean for development and alumni affairs, on being the featured speaker on development issues at the annual meeting of the Royal Academy of Surgeons in Ireland (RASI).

Ms. Rebecca Stauffer, on being appointed administrator for the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine.

Dr. Rebecca Sternberger, '12, on winning first place in the American College of Prosthodontists predoctoral table clinic competition for a poster she authored entitled "Nervosa About Bulimia?"

Mr. Jonathan Taveras, on being appointed an admissions officer in the Office of Admissions.

Ms. Marina Tidoe, formerly a patient services representative in the Office of Clinical Operations, on being promoted to lead patient service representative.

Mr. Christopher Tung, on being appointed a research administrator for global outreach programs in the Office of the Vice Dean for International Initiatives and Development.

Dr. Farhad Vahidi, associate professor of prosthodontics, on coauthoring an article entitled, "Accuracy of Three Implant Impression Techniques with Different Impression Materials and Stones" for the International Journal of Prosthodontics.

Dr. Ricardo Vanegas-Plata, clinical assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care, on being named Faculty of the Month in both December 2011 and January 2012 by the NYUCD Student Council.

Ms. Vera Vangler, on being appointed a grants administrator in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care.

Dr. Analia Veitz-Keenan, associate professor of oral and maxillofacial path-ology, radiology and medicine, on receiving a Faculty Council Teacher Recognition Award.

Dr. Anthony Vernillo, professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology and medicine, on coauthoring an article entitled "The Challenges of Oral-based Diagnostics in Extending the Role of Dentistry as a Health Care Profession: Property Rights, Privacy, and Informed Consent," for the Journal of the American College of Dentists, with Dr. Daniel Malamud, professor of basic science and craniofacial biology and director of the HIV/AIDS Research Program.

Dr. Rodrigo Viecilli, assistant professor of orthodontics, on being appointed to the list of top requested article reviewers for the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

Dr. Chi Viet, a teaching fellow in oral and maxillofacial surgery, on winning a resident research award from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and on presenting an abstract entitled "Demethylating Drugs Are Novel Analgesics for Oral Cancer Pain" at the annual meeting of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Mr. Srikar Vulugundam, '13, on being awarded second place in the predoctoral table clinic competition at the annual session of the American College of Prosthodontists for a poster entitled "Liver Transplant-Late Implant Failure Prognosticator."

Dr. Mea Weinberg, associate professor of periodontology and implant dentistry, on coauthoring an article entitled "A Profile of Electronic Cigarettes," for US Pharmacist, with Dr. Stuart Segelnick, associate professor of periodontology and implant dentistry.

Dr. Richard Weledniger, assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care, on co-presenting a lecture entitled "Dental Forensics: Post-9/11 Victims' Identification at NYC's Medical Examiner's Office" for the NYUCD Faculty Staff Development Center.

Ms. Stefania Willis, clinical instructor in dental hygiene, on authoring an article entitled "A Patient-Centered Approach" for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene.

Dr. Mark Wolff, professor and chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive care and associate dean for predoctoral clinical education, on coauthoring an article entitled "Nonfluoride Caries-Preventive Agents" for the Journal of the American Dental Association.

Dr. Seiichi Yamano, assistant professor of prosthodontics, on receiving the American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation's Young Prosthodontist Innovator Award.

Dr. Yi Ye, associate research scientist at the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, for having her work on oral cancer pain featured on the June 2012 cover of the Journal of Pain. Earlier this year her work was featured on the cover of Molecular Cancer Therapeutics.

Dr. Julie Yip, associate professor of periodontology and implant dentistry, on coauthoring an article entitled '"Association Between Oral Bisphosphonate Use and Dental Implant Failure Among Middle-Aged Women," with Dr. Sang-Choon Cho, clinical assistant professor of periodontology and implant dentistry; and Dr. Luisa Borrell, adjunct associate professor of epidemiology and health promotion.

Mr. Terek Young, on being appointed a patient services representative in the Office of Clinical Operations.

Dr. Yu Zhang, associate professor of biomaterials and biomimetics, on coauthoring an article entitled "Improving Fatigue Damage Resistance of Alumina through Surface Grading" for SAGE Journals.