MICHAEL C. ALFANO, dean of NYUCD, on serving as guest editor for a special
issue of Practical Procedures & Aesthetic Dentistry. The issue was devoted
exclusively to articles written by faculty from the Ashman Department of Implant Dentistry.
Dean Alfano also authored an article entitled Too Few Sirens, a commentary
on the September 11 terrorist attacks, which appeared in the ADA News; he coedited a special
supplement to the Journal of the American Dental Association on Combating
Oral Cancer, and he coauthored two articles in the supplement. He also authored
an article entitled Purpose of Conference Issues that appeared in a
special issue of the Journal of Dental Education devoted to the proceedings of the NIH
Consensus Development Conference on Diagnosis and Management of Dental Caries Throughout
Life. And he presented papers at the ADEA Conference on Dental Research in Bethesda, MD;
at a conference on Healthy People 2010 in Washington, DC; and at the ADEA Deans
Conference in Scottsdale, AZ.
DR. RIMA BACHIMAN-SEHL, associate
professor of epidemiology and health promotion, on her appointment as associate chairman
of the department of epidemiology and health promotion.
DR. STEPHEN J. CHU, clinical
assistant professor of implant dentistry on coauthoring an article entitled Digital
Shade Analysis and Verification: A Case Report and Discussion for Practical Procedures
& Aesthetic Dentistry. Dr. Chus coauthor was Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow 72,
professor and chairman of the Ashman Department of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Chu was also
featured in a report on ABC 7 and in an article in Mode Magazine on the digital
shade analysis technique.
RUBEN COHEN, 02, on participating
in the 2001 Hinman Student Research Symposium and presenting a research project done at
the NIH last summer entitled CD69 Expression in HIV+ patients with Recurrent Aphthous
Ulcers, and on receiving the Goldmann Student Merit Award presented by the Public
Health Association of New York for a paper entitled Preventing Childhood Oral Health
Problems in New York City by Educating Our Non-Dental Health Professional Students.
Rubens mentors on this project were Dr. Neal G. Herman, 72, clinical professor
of pediatric dentistry, and Ms. Jill Fernandez-Wilson, clinical associate professor of
pediatric dentistry. Added kudos to Ruben as the recipient of the Pierre Fauchard Academy
Dental Student Scholarship Award.
ADA COOPER, 02, on being
inducted as a student member of the American College of Dentists.
MS. EVELYN DELGADO, Dental Assistant
Program Class of 2001, on winning the inaugural Ultradent Diversity Award, sponsored by
Ultradent Products, Inc. The award recognizes a DAP student who has fostered and encouraged
respect, acceptance and understanding among people of different backgrounds through clinical
experiences, community service, and education.
MS. JILL FERNANDEZ-WILSON, clinical
associate professor of pediatric dentistry, on coauthoring an article entitled Treating
Dental Injuries on the Field for Sports in Primary Care. Professor Fernandez-Wilsons
coauthors were Dr. Lily J. Lim, clinical assistant professor of pediatric dentistry, and
Dr. Martha B. Miqueo, assistant professor of pediatric dentistry.
DR. HERBERT FROMMER, professor
of diagnostic science and urgent care and director of radiology, on the publication of
the seventh edition of Radiology for Dental Auxiliaries. This text, complemented
by a study guide for self-evaluation, is the most widely used book of its type and has
been translated into both Spanish and German.
DR. STUART FROUM, 70,
clinical professor of implant dentistry, on coauthoring an article entitled The
Use of Enamel Matrix Derivative in the Treatment of Periodontal Osseous Defects: A Clinical
Decision Tree Based on Biologic Principles of Regeneration for The International
Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Froums coauthors included
Dr. Jeffrey R. Lemler, 89, clinical assistant professor of periodontics and of implant
dentistry; Dr. Robert Horowitz, clinical assistant professor of implant dentistry; and
Dr. Bruce Davidson, 73, clinical associate professor of periodontics.
DR. DONALD B. GIDDON, clinical
professor of epidemiology and health promotion, on his appointment as a member of a Center
for Scientific Review Study Section (Special Emphasis Panel) of the National Institutes
MS. EMILIE GODFREY, administrative
coordinator of the NYU Oral Cancer Disparities Research Center and a registered dietitian,
on being quoted on the relative merits of fast food in BrideGuide.com.
BRIAN HONG, 03, on receiving
the fourth annual Dr. Edward G. Kaufman Award for Academic Excellence. The Kaufman Award
is presented annually to the student who has attained the highest grade point average
during his or her freshman year.
DR. ZIAD N. JALBOUT, a resident
in the implant dentistry program, on coauthoring The Implant Peripical Lesion: Four
Case Reports and Review of the Literature for Practical Procedures & Aesthetic
Dentistry. Dr. Jalbouts coauthor was Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow, 72, professor and
chairman of the Ashman Department of Implant Dentistry.
DR. LAURANCE JERROLD, 75,
visiting associate professor of orthodontics and director of the Advanced Education Program
in Orthodontics, on authoring an article entitled Georgia On My Mind, a commentary
on a Georgia Court of Appeals ruling for the Litigation, Legislation, and Ethics section
of the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
DR. MLADEN M. KUFTINEC, professor
of orthodontics and director of orthodontic research, on his solo choral performance at
the Spring 2001 Choral Concert at Saint Peters Church in Manhattan.
DR. LLOYD S. LANDA, 57,
clinical professor of implant dentistry and of prosthodontics, on coauthoring A
Prospective 2-Year Clinical Evaluation of Overdenture Attached to Nonsplinted Implants
Utilizing ERA Attachments for Practical Procedures & Aesthetic Dentistry.
Dr. Landas coauthors included Dr. Sang-Choon Cho 97, instructor in implant
dentistry, Dr. Stuart J. Froum 70, clinical professor of implant dentistry, Dr.
Nicholas Elian 91, assistant professor of implant dentistry and Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow
72, professor and chairman of the Ashman Department of Implant Dentistry.
DR. HARALD A.B. LINKE, professor
emeritus of basic science and craniofacial biology, on coauthoring Oral Clearance
and Acid Production of Dairy Products During Interaction With Sweet Foods and Effect
of Increasing Sucrose Concentrations on Oral Lactic Acid Production, both for the
Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism.
Dr. Lief A. Loberg
and Mrs. Bella Tillis
DR. LIEF A. LOBERG, 01,
on receiving the Dr. Bernard P. Tillis Award for Excellence in Dental Journalism for his
design and writing for the NYUCD Student Council Web site. The Tillis Award is funded
by Mrs. Bella Tillis in honor of her late husband, Dr. Bernard P. Tillis, 36, who
served for 22 years as editor of the New York State Dental Journal.
DR. DENISE MURPHY, clinical
associate professor of general dentistry and management science, on authoring Ergonomic
Considerations for the Care of Special Patients for The New York State Dental
Journal; a chapter entitled Ergonomic Concerns for Dental Professionals
for the International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors; and Occupational
Exposures to Blood in a Dental Teaching Environment: Results of a Ten-Year Surveillance
Study for the Journal of Dental Education. Added kudos to Dr. Murphy for
placing as a finalist in the regional Nurse of the Year competition sponsored
by Nursing Spectrum and for her service as a Habitat for Humanity volunteer in Paraguay.
|Dr. Denise Murphy with Habitat for Humanity beneficiaries.
DR. FRANCIS V. PANNO, associate
dean for clinical affairs, on being selected to receive the Distinguished Alumnus in Dentistry
Award for 2002 presented by Marquette University.
SALIM S. RAYMAN, instructor
in dental hygiene, on being featured in RDH: The National Magazine for Dental Hygiene
Professionals in an article entitled Lifes Like a Circuit Board.
DR. PAUL A. ROSENBERG, associate
dean for postgraduate programs and professor and chairman of the Dr. Ignatius N. and Sally
Quartararo Department of Endodontics, on being appointed an Endodontic Consultant to the
ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation.
DR. JONATHAN A. SHIP, professor
of basic science and craniofacial biology and of oral medicine and director of the Bluestone
Center for Clinical Research, on being quoted in The Lancet on a study which identified
T1R3, a sweet receptor gene that is selectively expressed in the taste cells of the tongue
and mouth of human beings.
DR. PAULA-NAOMI SMALL, 94,
clinical associate professor of implant dentistry, on coauthoring Gingival Recession
Around Wide-Diameter Versus Standard-Diameter Implants: A 3- to 5-Year Longitudinal Prospective
Study for Practical Procedures & Aesthetic Dentistry. Dr. Smalls
coauthors included Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow 72, professor and chairman of the Ashman
Department of Implant Dentistry, and Dr. Sang-Choon Cho 97, instructor in implant
SNDA, the Student National Dental
Association, on receiving this years Most Improved Chapter Award presented
at the 88th annual National Dental Association (NDA) convention.
DR. ANTHONY T. VERNILLO, professor
of basic science and craniofacial biology, on authoring Diabetes Mellitus: Relevance
to Dental Treatment for Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology.
DR. JULIE K. YIP, 93,
assistant professor of periodontics, on coauthoring Dental Students Attitudes
Toward Smoking Cessation Guidelines for the Journal of Dental Education.
Dr. Yips coauthors included Dr. Gustavo Cruz, assistant professor of epidemiology
and health promotion and director of public health and health promotion. Dr. Yip is also
the recipient of a special commendation for excellent teaching from the Class of 2003.
JOSEPH ZELIG, 02, on placing
second in the student research competition at the Greater New York Dental Meeting for
his paper entitled The Prevalence of Identical Porphromonas Gingivalis Strains Among
Family Members. The project contains a novel adaptation of PCR methodology to the
study of bacterial transmission. Josephs faculty mentors were Dr. Robert J. Boylan,
associate professor of basic science and craniofacial biology; Dr. Mea A. Weinberg, clinical
associate professor of periodontics; and Dr. Upinder Fotadar, assistant research scientist.