Evelyn M. Nelson
Appointed Assistant Professor of General Dentistry and Management
Science and of Epidemiology & Health Promotion
Dr. Evelyn M.
Nelson, formerly a Clinical Assistant Professor of General Dentistry
and Hospital Dentistry at UMDNJ, has been appointed an Assistant
Professor of General Dentistry and Management Science and of Epidemiology
& Health Promotion. Dr. Nelson holds a D.M.D. degree and a Certificate
in General Dentistry from UMDNJ and an M.P.H. degree from Yale University
School of Epidemiology and Public Health. Dr. Nelson is currently
working with Dr. Ralph V. Katz, Professor and Chairman of the Department
of Epidemiology & Health Promotion on the Tuskegee Legacy Project,
and with Dr. Joan A. Phelan, Professor and Chairperson of the Department
of Oral Pathology, on the Women’s Interagency HIV Study.
Michael D. Turner
Appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial
Dr. Michael D. Turner has joined NYUCD as a Clinical
Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Turner
holds both a D.D.S. degree from the University of Maryland School
of Dentistry and an M.D. degree from SUNY Stony Brook. He was previously
a Clinical Instructor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Hackensack
University Medical Center. Dr. Turner did his residency training
in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Long Island University Medical
Center. He is the coauthor of an article entitled “The Pregnant
Patient and the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon,” which will
be published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Bolaji O. Ogundare
Appointed Instructor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Bolaji O. Ogundare,
Class of 1998, has been appointed an Instructor in Oral and Maxillofacial
Surgery. Dr. Ogundare, who also holds a B.D.S. degree from the University
of Lagos in Nigeria, completed externships at King’s College
School of Medicine and Dentistry and United Medical and Dental School
in England. He recently completed a residency program in oral and
maxillofacial surgery at Howard University, where he was Chief Resident.
Prior to joining the NYUCD faculty, Dr. Ogundare served as Clinical
Research Coordinator for the NYU Minority Oral Health Research Center.
Dr. Ogundare has conducted research on risk factors for destructive
periodontal disease in minority populations and on the pattern of
facial fractures in a major urban trauma center.
Diana M. Galvis
Appointed Instructor in Cariology and Operative Dentistry
Dr. Diana M. Galvis, Class of 2002, has been appointed
an Instructor in Cariology and Operative Dentistry. In addition
to her dental degree, Dr. Galvis holds a B.S. degree in Dental Hygiene
from Farleigh Dickinson University and an M.S. degree in Dental
Hygiene from the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery.
Dr. Galvis previously taught dental hygiene at NYUCD and at UMDNJ.
Dr. Galvis is a passionate advocate of oral health care for the
underserved. As a research associate at the NYU Minority Oral Health
Research Center in the 1990s, she played a pivotal role in organizing
and conducting research studies aimed at improving the oral health
status of minority communities in New York City and the Dominican
Appointed Educational Coordinator of General Dentistry and Management
Dr. Maureen McAndrew has been a Clinical Assistant
Professor of General Dentistry and Management Science 1995. In her
expanded role, Dr. McAndrew acts as a liaison among faculty, students,
and staff to ensure their optimal use of the 11th Floor Clinical
Simulation and Laboratory Technology Center. Dr. McAndrew is also
responsible for coordinating this year’s launch of a combined
preclinical general dentistry simulation curriculum for second-year
D.D.S. students and advanced placement D.D.S. students.
Appointed Educational Coordinator for the Department of Periodontics
Dr. Veena Nanda has been serving as a Clinical Associate
Professor of Periodontics for the past two years. A periodontist
in private practice since 1977, Dr. Nanda completed a fellowship
in implant dentistry at NYUCD in 2000.
Noreen M. Hoffmeister
Appointed Director of Alumni Affairs
As Director of Alumni Affairs, Ms. Noreen M. Hoffmeister
oversees outreach to over 10,000 alumni around the world. Ms. Hoffmeister
was previously Assistant Director for Development and Alumni Relations
at Baruch College. In her new position, Ms. Hoffmeister’s
priorities include keeping alumni informed of developments at NYUCD,
increasing membership in the Dean’s Circle, which recognizes
donors of $1,000 or more to the College, and overseeing the annual
Appointed Development Officer
Ms. Elianna Baslaw, formerly a fund-raising and
marketing officer for the United Jewish Appeal (UJA) Federation
of New York, has been named Development Officer for NYUCD. Ms. Baslaw
will work closely with Associate Dean Stuart Hirsch and Assistant
Dean Rita Startup to develop and implement strategies to identify,
research, and cultivate potential major donors to the College.