Winter 2009 Table of Contents
Winter 2009 Table of Contents






Message from the Herman Robert Fox Dean
Message from the Herman Robert Fox Dean

New York, New York! What Can This Great, Diverse City Teach Us About Health Care?
Creating a Magnet for Minorities in Math and Science

Diversity--Looking in the Right Places:
Harlem Hospital Center's Approach to
Decreasing Oral Health Disparities

Latinos and Access to Dental Care:
An Urgent Case for Diversity

Why Dentistry Needs to Contain Multitudes

Creating a Whole That is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts:
What ADEA and Its Partners Are Doing to Increase Dental School Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Students

A Student Body That Mirrors New York's Diversity:
The NYU College of Nursing Commitment

The Importance of Finding the Right Comfort Level:
Lessons Learned From New York's Harlem and Washington Heights Communities

Research in Focus
Twins Study Shows Flossing Significantly Decreases Gum Disease and Cavity-Causing Bacteria

Clinical Research Is Key to My Success
An Interview with Dr. Peter Blanchard, PEARL's #1 Recruiter

Cooperation Between Viruses Is a New Mode for HIV Replication, NYU Dental Research Shows

The NYU Oral Cancer RAAHP Center: An Update After Seven Years of NIH Funding Featuring Clinically Relevant Findings

NYUCD Study Links Immune Response to Common Mouth Bacteria to Alzheimer's

National and International Recognition for Four DDS Students

Recruiting the Best
Recruiting the Best

Promoting Our Own
Promoting Our Own

NYUCD Extends a Warm Welcome to Its Newest Part-time Faculty
NYUCD Extends a Warm Welcome to Its Newest Part-time Faculty

Congratulations to Recently Promoted Part-time Faculty
Congratulations to Recently Promoted Part-time Faculty

International Partners in Health
International Dental Programs Hold First Global Reunion

NYUCD Sponsors International Symposium on
Apatites and Correlative Biomaterials

Dominican Outreach Celebrates 13th Mission to Northern Dominican Republic with Dr Lidia Kiremidjian-Schumacher

Fulbright Holder is Visiting Scholar in Pediatric Dentistry

Focus on International Faculty
Dr. Nicolas Elian:
NYUCD's Ambassador to the Middle East

Dr. Ross Kerr:
Charting a Global Course for the Future of Oral Medicine

Grants and Philanthropy
Living the American Dream and Giving Back: A Major Gift from Dr. Jan Linhart, '79, Establishes the NYUCD Linhart Continuing Dental Education Program

College of Dentistry Receives $600,000 Grant
from Susan G. Komen Foundation

Gary and Alyse Ruth Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Wing Dedicated

Dr. Racquel Z. LeGeros Awarded $3.23 Million from the NIH to Continue Osteoporosis Research

National Geographic Society Awards Grant to NYUCD to Study Endangered Gorillas

Challenge Fund Grant Enables Further
Study of 3-D Bone Tissue Scaffolds

Rubin Museum of Art is Setting for Gala Donor Recognition

College Honors Settembrini Gift

Litvak Prosthodontics Wing Dedicated

NSF Grant Advances Research Toward a New Generation of Composite Materials

Nobel Biocare Awards Go to Dr. Christian Stappert to Study Long-term Predictability of Ceramic Restorations

NYUCD in the News
A sampling of recent Media coverage

News from the College
NYUCD Outreach Team Gives Upstate New York Youngsters a Head Start on Good Oral Health

Clinical News Feature Added to Web Site

2008 Summit on Oral Health Care, HIV, and AIDS Cosponsored by NYUCD

DDS Student Retention Approaches 100 Percent;
Board Scores Also Soar

MS Program in Biology/Oral Biology Welcomes First Class

Santa Fe Group's First Annual Meskin
Symposium Held at NYUCD

Colleges of Dentistry and Nursing Ask:
"Are You Green Enough?"

Elective in Teaching Skills Program Encourages Students to Become Dental Educators

Technology Briefs Dentistry Lectures Go Online

Celebrating Our Community
Celebrating Our Community

Nursing Dean Terry Fulmer Inducted to
YWCA-NYC Academy of Women Leaders

NYUCD Faculty Represented in MedEdPortal

"A Dental Student Living in Harlem": Third-Year Student Ryan Lee's Account of an Experience That Changed His Life

Staff Stars: Mentoring Program Nurtures Future Leaders

NYUCD Welcomes Future Doctors With
Two White Coat Ceremonies

Introducing the Manhattan
Tobacco Cessation Program Team

International Program Welcomes Students from 23 Countries

NYUCD Featured in ADA Video on
Innovations in Dental Education

NYUCD Professors Help ADA Promote
Evidence-Based Dentistry

Adding to the Legend of Babe Ruth: NYU Dental Professors Find New Information About Babe Ruth's Fatal Cancer and Final Days

Celebrating the Life of Dr. Jonathan A. Ship

ICD Top Journalism Award Goes to Global Health Nexus

Professor Herbert Frommer Retires After Nearly Four Decades of Service

Congratulations to...
Congratulations to...

Focus on Alumni
Alumni Association Celebrates Quinquennial Classes '53 to '03, Installs New Officers

DDS (Donated Dental Services) Program Seeks Volunteer Dentists

Save-the-date: Reunion 2009

NYUCD Alumni on Facebook

Congratulations to:

In Remembrence:

We Thank Our Benefactors
We thank our benefactors