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Grants and Philanthropy
NYU College of Dentistry Awarded NYU School of Medicine Grant for Faculty Development
 


"Dr. Maureen McAndrew and Mr. William Eidtson "








The NYU School of Medicine has awarded the NYU College of Dentistry a one-year grant to evaluate a teaching skills workshop for clinical faculty known as the Advanced Clinical Teaching Scholars Program, or Class ACTS.

The grant, awarded by PrMEIR, the School of Medicine's Program for Medical Education Innovations and Research, was given to Dr. Maureen McAndrew, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care and Director of Clinical Faculty Education, and Mr. William H. Eidtson, Director of the NYUCD Office of Professional Develop-ment, to determine whether Class ACTS training has helped the faculty to improve teaching and learning in four key areas. Dr. McAndrew and Mr. Eidtson are the first individuals outside of the School of Medicine to be awarded a PrMEIR grant. The areas they will look at include:

  • easing students' transition to the clinic
  • resolving conflicts in ways that create a more productive learning and working environment
  • incorporating peer teaching programs and student teaching assistants into the classroom and clinic
  • facilitating small-group workshops for students.

Launched in spring 2009, the first Class ACTS workshop included 25 faculty members who had first completed either the Excellence in Clinical Teaching Program sponsored by NYUCD's Faculty & Staff Development Center, or a course sponsored by the Academy for Academic Leadership, which is also designed to bolster teaching skills. The Class ACTS workshop will be offered twice annually.

"Dr. McAndrew and Mr. Eidtson are conducting research that will be of interest to people throughout NYU who design faculty development programs," said Dr. Sondra Zabar, an Associate Professor of Medicine who directs PrMEIR and the School of Medicine's Residency Training Program in Primary Care.

The first Class ACTS Program graduates included the following faculty members:

Dr. James Apltauer, Clinical Assistant Professor, Cariology & Comprehensive Care

Dr. Eugene Bass, Clinical Assistant Professor, Cariology & Comprehensive Care

Dr. Bruce Brandolin, Clinical Assistant Professor, Cariology & Comprehensive Care

Dr. Marie A. Congiusta, Clinical Assistant Professor, Cariology & Comprehensive Care

Dr. Rosalynn Y. Crawford, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Arlene R Curry, Clinical Associate Professor, Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

Dr. Angela DeBartolo, Clinical Assistant Professor, Cariology & Comprehensive Care

Dr. Debra Ferraiolo, Clinical Assistant Professor, Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

Dr. Morey Gendler, Clinical Assistant Professor, Cariology & Comprehensive Care

Dr. Mihaela M. Harutunian, Instructor, Cariology & Comprehensive Care

Dr. William Katz, Clinical Assistant Professor, Cariology & Comprehensive Care

Dr. Gerald Klaczany, Clinical Associate Professor, Cariology & Comprehensive Care

Dr. Richard Kosofsky, Clinical Assistant Professor, Cariology & Comprehensive Care

Dr. Martin J. Lapidus, Clinical Assistant Professor, Cariology & Comprehensive Care

Dr. William Maloney, Clinical Associate Professor, Cariology & Comprehensive Care

Dr. Harry Meeker, Associate Professor, Cariology & Comprehensive Care

Dr. Marjan Moghadam, Clinical Assistant Professor, Prosthodontics

Dr. Ivy D. Peltz, Clinical Associate Professor, Cariology & Comprehensive Care

Dr. Andrew Schenkel, Clinical Assistant Professor, Cariology & Comprehensive Care

Dr. Gene B. Sherwin, Clinical Assistant Professor, Cariology & Comprehensive Care

Dr. Joel Silver, Clinical Assistant Professor, Cariology & Comprehensive Care

Dr. Silvia Spivakovsky, Clinical Assistant Professor, Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

Dr. Eric Studley, Clinical Assistant Professor, Cariology & Comprehensive Care

Dr. Analia Veitz-Keenan, Clinical Associate Professor, Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine

Dr. Julie Yip, Associate Professor, Periodontology & Implant Dentistry