Research in Focus
Summer Student Research Program Enrollment Up for Fourth Straight Year

Summer Student Research Training Program participants, from left: Tanya Somohano, University of Puerto Rico School of Dentistry, Class of 2008; Maryam Toufaniasl, NYUCD, Class of 2011; and Dawn Weldon,
NYUCD Class of 2010.

Fifty-eight students from colleges and high schools in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Europe participated in NYUCD’s 2007 Summer Student Research Training Program, an increase of 24 students over the 2006 summer enrollment, and more than 11 times the number who participated when the program was launched in 2003.

The 2008 group included 36 students from NYUCD and four from the College of Nursing, marking the first time that NYUCN was represented, according to Program Director Dr. Kathleen C. Kinnally, Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology.