College of Dentists Journalism Awards Competition awarded to Ms.
Robert G. Castracane
left: Howard I.A. Lieb, D.M.D., General Chairman, Greater New York
Dental Meeting; Philip Zaveloff; and Robert R. Edwab, D.D.S., Executive
Director, Greater New York Dental Meeting.
Michael C. Alfano,
Dean of NYUCD, on his election as an Honorary Life Member of the
International Congress of Oral Implantologists. This honor has been
extended to only a handful of people in the past, including former
Egyptian President, Anwar Sadat. Also, Dean Alfano lectured on bioterrorism
preparedness and on the work of the Oral Cancer Consortium at the
University of Southern California School of Dentistry, and he spoke
at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), a national
trade association representing U.S. manufacturers and distributors
of nonprescription, over-the counter (OTC) medicine and dietary
supplements, including oral health products. He also served on the
FDA panel that increased warnings on OTC analgesics, and he lectured
on terrorism preparedness at both the Indian Dental Association
Meeting and the Greater New York Dental Meeting. In addition, he
spoke on the subject of recruiting underrepresented minorities at
the ADEA meeting on diversity.
Director of Public Affairs, on receiving a third consecutive Platinum
Award from the International College of Dentists in recognition
of the “continued excellence” of Global Health NEXUS.
Dr. Robert G. Castracane,
Clinical Associate Professor of General Dentistry and Management
Science and of Prosthodontics, on his election as President of the
NYU Dental Alumni Association.
Gustavo D. Cruz,
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Health Promotion and Director
of Public Health and Health Promotion, on coauthoring an article
entitled “Dental Caries Prevalence and Treatment Need among
Racial/Ethnic Minority Schoolchildren” for The New York
State Dental Journal.
Stuart J. Froum,
’70, Clinical Professor of Periodontics and of Implant Dentistry,
on coauthoring an article entitled “Current Concepts of Periodontal
Regeneration: A Review of the Literature” for The New York
State Dental Journal.
Julie L. Jarvis and Mr. Kamel Preet,
both dental hygiene students, on receiving second place awards at
the Greater New York Dental Meeting for their Hygiene Student Table
Demonstration entitled “Effects of Smokeless Tobacco.”
Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, on earning
her M.D. degree from Tulane University Medical School and on being
inducted into the American College of Dentists.
Racquel Z. Legeros,
Professor of Biomaterials and Biomimetics and Linkow Professor of
Implant Dentistry, on coauthoring a book chapter entitled “Injectable
Calcium Phosphate Cements for Repair of Bone Defects” for
Engineering and Biodegradable Equivalents: Scientific and Clinical
Applications. Dr. LeGeros also presented papers entitled “Implant
Surface Modifications and Coatings” at the annual meeting
of the Japan Society of Hard Tissue Biology and “Properties
of Modern and Fossil Shark and Human Teeth” at the International
Society of Odontology.
Associate Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology and
Director of International Research, on coauthoring an article entitled
“Predicting Caries in Permanent Teeth from Caries in Primary
Teeth: An Eight-Year Cohort Study” for The Journal of Dental
Research. Dr. Li’s coauthors included Dr. Weijian Wan,
Associate Professor of Preventive Dentistry at Peking University.
Salim S. Rayman,
instructor in dental hygiene, on authoring an article entitled “A
Framework Analysis: Male Diversity in Dental Assisting” for
The Dental Assistant.
Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontics and President of the
Union County, NJ, Dental Society, on leading a campaign that raised
$6,000 for the Union County chapter of the American Red Cross to
aid local victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
’78, Associate Professor of General Dentistry and Management
Science and of Prosthodontics, on being inducted into the American
College of Dentists. Added kudos to Dr. Styner on earning a certificate
in multimedia technology from the NYU School of Continuing and Professional
Studies, and on her appointment as Director of Educational Multimedia
Development in the Division of Reconstructive and Comprehensive
Class of 2003, on receiving the second place award at the Greater
New York Dental Meeting for his Dental Student Table Demonstration
entitled “An Analysis of the Horizontal Transmission among
Patients with Porphyromonas Gingivalis via Heteroduplex Analysis.”