Winter 2003
Winter 2003
Table of Contents

Message from the Dean
  Clinical Research: The Time Is Now
Dr. Dominick P. DePaola
  Bluestone Center for Clinical Research Is Unveiled
  Training the Next Generation of Clinical Researchers
Dr. Ananda P. Dasanayake
  Shedding New Light on Oral Lesions
Dr. A. Ross Kerr
  Raising the Bar on Aesthetic Dental Implants
Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow
Practicing for Life
  New Insights into Improving the Oral Health of HIV-Infected Women
Dr. Joan A. Phelan
  Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry Opens Its Doors
News from the College
  NYUCD Creates Bioterrorism and Catastrophe Response Task Force
  Dr. K. William Mopper to Receive Smigel Prize in Aesthetic Dentistry
  Oral Cancer Consortium’s Free Screenings Expand to Pennsylvania
  The Oral Cancer Foundation: One Man’s Crusade
  NYUCD and Tuskegee University Sign Historic Agreement
International Partners in Health
  The NYUCD–UPRSD Connection
Dr. Ralph V. Katz
  Our Man in Puerto Rico: Dr. Walter Psoter
  International Research Collaborations: Working Together to Find Solutions to Global Health Problems
Dr. Yihong Li
  Globetrotters: NYUCD Faculty Engaged in International Collaborations
Recruiting the Best
  Dr. Leila Jahangiri, Dr. Louis M. Lin and Mr. Jack H. Wiggin
More of the Best
Promoting Our Own
  Mr. H. Kendall Beacham, Dr. Warren I. Scherer, Mr. David G. Romand, Ms. Tracy E. Kamens and Dr. David Glotzer
  Clinical Faculty Promotions
Grants and Philanthropy
  $5.9 Million Awarded to NYUCD to Develop a Design Prototype to Extend the Life of Ceramic Crowns
  NYUCD Awarded $1 Million–Plus Grant to Identify Genetic Markers in Cariogenic Bacteria
  NHLBI Awards $663, 250 Grant to NYUCD to Bioengineer Heart Muscle
  $400,000 HRSA Award to Expand the Number of Pediatric Dentistry Residents
Applause! Applause! Faculty, Student, and Staff News
  NYUCD in the News
  Celebrating Our Community
Focus on Alumni
  Dr. Stephen Bergen Honored with VHA Excellence in Clinical Care Leadership Award
  War Victim to Best-Selling Author: Dr. Kien Nguyen
  Congratulations to:
  Young Alumni to Celebrate Under the Stars
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Honor Roll of Donors