Researchers at NYU Dentistry's Bluestone Center for Clinical Research have been awarded a two-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to develop biomarkers for tongue cancer, a subset of oral cancers that often are deadly.
"We are investigating the tongue microbiome, which is the bacterial community on the tongue," said Donna Albertson, PhD, grant co-principal investigator, a professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at NYU Dentistry, and an investigator at the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research.
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Dr. Nicole Scheff, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Brian L. Schmidt, has received a two-year, $120,000-plus F32 grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). The grant was awarded to Dr. Scheff to investigate whether immune cells in the oral cancer environment contribute to sex differences in oral cancer pain.
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Researchers at the College have described a new target that may open the door to developing therapies for preventing bone fractures in people with type 2 diabetes. In a study published in Nature Communications, the investigators report that hyperglycemic mice (or mice with type 2 diabetes) have a 24-fold higher accumulation of succinate, an intermediate metabolite, in the metabolic pathways of their bone marrow stromal cells.
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Dr. Asgeir Sigurdsson, associate professor and chair of the Dr. I.N. and Sally Quartararo Department of Endodontics, has been named the inaugural Presley Elmer Ellsworth Professor of Endodontics.
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Researchers from NYU Dentistry are investigating a protein found inside the spicules of a sea urchin embryo to understand what makes these proteins such efficient ‘brick organizers’.
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Ms. Erin Brent, formerly assistant dean for financial planning, budget, and strategic initiatives, has been promoted to associate dean for financial & academic planning and strategic initiatives, effective June 1, 2017.
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Dr. Olivier Nicolay, clinical associate professor and acting chair of the Department of Orthodontics, has been appointed chair of the Department of Orthodontics, effective June 1, 2017.
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Dr. Kimberly MacGregor, a second-year postgraduate student in the Jonathan and Maxine Ferencz Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics, is the 2017 recipient of the Dr. Harold Litvak Junior Fellowship in Prosthodontics.
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The NYU Dentistry/ADEA Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program (ADCFP) establishes mentoring relationships between dental students and faculty members. The program began as a selective national program and grew to become a much larger program coordinated by ADEA, and organized and administered within individual dental schools. 2016-2017 was NYU Dentistry's first year and what a year it was!
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The Department of Pediatric Dentistry’s new Bringing Smiles outreach program, under the direction of Clinical Associate Professor Jill B. Fernandez, now provides comprehensive oral health care in New York City Public Schools, a first for the department, whose outreach initiatives previously have focused on health education and preventive services.
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Dr. Jessica Hilburg has been appointed Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, effective April 1, 2017.
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Dr. Elena P. Cunningham, clinical associate professor of basic science and craniofacial biology, has been selected by an all-University committee as a recipient of the 2016-2017 NYU Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Cunningham is one of only six faculty members University-wide to receive the award this year.
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Clinical suite features a fully integrated computer network with best–practice case management software; a fully equipped, state-of-the art surgical suite with 37 new treatment units; intraoral digital X-ray stations; state-of-the-art endodontic motors; ultrasonic units; intraoral sensors; and a Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT) scanner, utilizing state-of-the-art scanning technology to produce 3D images of teeth, soft tissue, nerve pathways, and bone in a single scan.
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More than 100 dental, dental hygiene, and pre-dental students and faculty participated in the Students in Public Health Dentistry Conference, "Advocacy: Every Dentist's Chance to Change the World," held at the NYU College of Dentistry on February 26, 2017.
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In response to an increasing demand on dentists to manage both patient care and the business of dentistry, NYU Dentistry and the NYU Stern School of Business have created a dual degree DDS/Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. Students can complete both degrees within five years with a flexible format that balances coursework with clinical practice. READ MORE >>>
The Department of Defense has awarded Dr. Despina Sitara, assistant professor of basic science and craniofacial biology at the NYU College of Dentistry, a three-year, $1.4 million grant to study how an excess of the bone secreted hormone Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 (FGF-23) causes severe anemia. The research aims to understand the role that FGF-23 plays in anemia associated with chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease and discover new therapy targets. READ MORE >>>
The program, one of very few in the U.S., gives dental students the opportunity to gain added expertise in core public health concepts, enhancing their ability to deliver effective public health solutions. READ MORE >>>
Designation provides the framework for novel approaches to oral health in the Americas and globally
The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated the Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion at NYU College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) as a WHO Collaborating Center for Quality –improvement, Evidence-based Dentistry (QED WHO CC). The WHO designation recognizes NYU Dentistry’s expertise and commitment to evidence-based dentistry, and makes it one of only 10 WHO Dentistry Collaborating Centers in the world. READ MORE >>>
Funded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, the study’s goal is to develop improved strategies for the prevention and treatment of dental caries. READ MORE >>>
Funded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, the study aims to identify key criteria for optimizing local school-based caries prevention programs scalable for nation-wide effective caries prevention programs. READ MORE >>>
NYU Dentistry's Nicola Partridge, PhD, has been awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to investigate potential new compounds for the treatment of osteoporosis. READ MORE >>>
Program seeks to grow a diverse and qualified cohort of pediatric dental and dental hygiene faculty who will expand dental access by engaging trainees in quality, community-based rotations. READ MORE >>>
Research seeks to gain novel insights into the pathogenesis of Nager syndrome, a rare craniofacial disorder, and to identify novel candidate genes as potential causes of the disease, steps toward early detection, and reduction of craniofacial malformations at birth. READ MORE >>>
The Osteo Science Foundation has awarded one of two inaugural Philip J. Boyne Junior Faculty Awards to Ismael Khouly, DDS, MS, PhD, associate director of periodontology and implant dentistry at the NYU Bluestone Center for Clinical Research and clinical assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the NYU College of Dentistry. The award marks the first time that an NYU investigator has been funded by the Osteo Science Foundation, whose mission is to advance hard and soft tissue regeneration, with a focus on oral, cranial, and maxillofacial surgery in the United States and Canada. Dr. Khouly's research has the potential to significantly reduce post-extraction resorption problems that may impair the success of prosthetic restoration and/or implant placement in the posterior maxilla. READ MORE >>>
The Class of 2018 scored an amazing 99.7 percent first-time pass rate on Part I of the National Boards. This pass rate continues a remarkable trend that includes a 100 percent pass rate for the Class of 2017, a 99.6 percent pass rate for the Class of 2016, and a 100 percent pass rate for the Class of 2015. READ MORE >>>
Twenty-six children from P.S. 142 joined the New York University College of Dentistry’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Oral Health America (OHA), and NY State Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh to learn an important lesson about keeping their smiles healthy and bright, Wednesday, September, 28, 2016, at NYU Dentistry. LEARN MORE >>>
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have awarded Dr. Evgeny Pavlov, assistant professor of basic science and craniofacial biology, a $1.8M, five-year grant to study the phenomenon known as the “Mitochondrial Permeability Transition” to prevent strokes and heart attacks. LEARN MORE >>>
Hosted by NY State Senator Leroy Comrie at the Greater Springfield Community Church, 177-06 129th Avenue, Queens, NY, on Wednesday, August 17, 2016.
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New York University College of Dentistry, in collaboration with Dentsply Sirona, the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, is proud to announce a new, fully equipped endodontic clinical suite that will employ the most advanced educational and patient care technologies available. Dr. Charles N. Bertolami, Herman Robert Fox Dean of NYU Dentistry, announced this collaboration on June 15, at a gala in Manhattan celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Dr. Ignatius N. and Sally Quartararo Department of Endodontics, the oldest department of endodontics in the nation. READ MORE >>>
Dr. Simone Duarte, clinical assistant professor of basic science and craniofacial biology, welcomed rising seventh grader Maya Karri to her research laboratory in May 2016 as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) — a nationwide program in which students compete to have experiments they’ve developed flown into outer space for microgravity testing. READ MORE >>>
Understanding the importance of making access to oral health care convenient for everyone, particularly our older New Yorkers, NYU Dentistry is launching its pilot program, Dental Van Senior Citizen Initiative, on July 6, 2016, from 9:00am-3:00pm at the Shorefront YM-YWHA located at 3300 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, to provide quality dental care to New York’s underserved elderly residents. READ MORE >>>
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology Jean-Pierre Saint-Jeannet, PhD, a five-year, $2M grant to study the cellular processes ultimately responsible for the generation of sensory organs, including the optic lens, the olfactory epithelium (tissue in the nasal cavity that is responsible for smell) and the inner ear. READ MORE >>>
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded Drs. Brian Schmidt and Seiichi Yamano a $1.2M (3-year) grant to test whether their non-viral gene delivery method can effectively and safely treat oral cancer pain. READ MORE >>>
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), a branch of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), has awarded New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) Professors of Cariology and Comprehensive of Care, Richard Heyman, PhD, and Amy Slep, PhD, a three-year, $1.8M grant to evaluate models for reviewing maltreatment cases among army personnel.
Drs. Heyman and Slep’s study will test and evaluate three models for reviewing and determining maltreatment (domestic and child abuse) cases among Army personnel and their families through a multifaceted analysis drawing from multiple sources of data, feedback, and information.
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The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded NYU College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) Professors Deepak Saxena, MS, PhD, and Xin Li, PhD, a four-year, $1.6M NIDCR grant to study the biological and physiological effects of Electronic cigarette aerosol mixtures on oral health. READ MORE >>>
Rheonix, Inc., a developer of fully automated molecular testing solutions, in collaboration with New York University College of Dentistry, has received an administrative supplement of $656,414 to an existing Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I/II Fast-track grant from the National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to develop a rapid diagnostic for Zika virus infection. The grant will allow the Rheonix/NYU team to pursue the development of a fully automated screening and self-confirming assay that will simultaneously detect and confirm the Zika virus presence in a single, small sample of saliva or blood specimen. READ MORE >>>
The lead story (basic science category) on the NIDA (National Institute of Drug Abuse) Notes website for March 2016 features a collaborative study by 16 investigators including Dr. Bradley Aouizerat, professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery and deputy director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research. The study, "Novel Genetic Locus Implicated for HIV-1 Acquisition with Putative Regulatory Links to HIV Replication and Infectivity: A Genome-Wide Association Study," published March 18, 2015, in PLOS One, identified a gene variant that appears to partially shield people whose behaviors entail high risk for exposure to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from being infected. According to NIDA Notes, the finding could point a way to medications that prevent HIV that has entered the body from establishing infection. READ MORE >>>
A new study by basic science researchers in the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology sought to understand how gene expression is initiated in the notochord, the evolutionary and developmental precursor of the backbone. The notochord is an axial structure that provides support and patterning signals essential for development in all chordate embryos, including humans.
"A main challenge of modern biology is to understand how specific constellations of genes are switched on in different cells to give rise to distinct tissues," says lead author Dr. Anna Di Gregorio, associate professor in the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology at NYU Dentistry. READ MORE >>>
Chronic pain affects more than 50 million adults in the U.S. Upwards of 9 out of 10 cancer patients suffer from pain, with oral cancer ranked consistently as one of the most painful cancers. This chronic pain management represents a major socioeconomic and clinical challenge because the side effects of existing treatments — mainly prescribing opioids — greatly limit their effectiveness, especially over time.
Dr. Brian Schmidt and Dr. Igor Spigelman will focus on the therapeutic utility of recently developed synthetic cannabinoids which work to relieve the chronic inflammation and neuropathic pain symptoms of oral cancer without "getting high." READ MORE >>>
The circadian rhythm, or "daily biological clock," controls much of an organism’s regular pace of development, and this growth paradigm has been the focus of intense molecular, cellular, pharmacological, and behavioral, research for decades. But then, why do rats mature faster than humans?
"It is impossible to explain enormous variations in age at maturity and other developmental milestones just by looking at differences in this daily rhythm," said Dr. Timothy Bromage, professor of Biomaterials and of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology at NYU College of Dentistry. "This suggests that another biological timing mechanism is at work." READ MORE >>>
An international research team, led by Rodrigo Lacruz, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, has just published a study describing for the first time the developmental processes that differentiate Neanderthal facial skeletons from those of modern humans. READ MORE >>>
Four New York University professors have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon the association’s members by their peers. READ MORE >>>
Dr. Lacruz and team advance understanding of the causes and potential solutions to genetic illness affecting enamel development. READ MORE >>>
The Class of 2017 has achieved a 100 percent first-attempt pass rate on Part I of the National Board Dental Examinations. This is a tremendous personal achievement for every individual in the class and is significantly above the national average. READ MORE >>>
August 3, 2015
"Preparing the Future" seeks to address the lack of available workforce for vulnerable and underserved pediatric populations through curriculum enhancement. READ MORE >>>
July 29, 2015
Drs. Yamano and Schmidt have developed a novel non-viral gene delivery method, and the proposed studies are designed to test whether this could be used to treat cancer pain effectively and safely. READ MORE >>>
June 24, 2015
Dr. Eugenia E. Mejia, assistant dean for admissions and enrollment management, was recently honored with a Latina Fifty-Plus Trailblazer Award at a ceremony in Manhattan that was covered by NBC-TV. READ MORE >>>
June 1, 2015
On June 1, 2015, the Class of 2015, including over 350 candidates for the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery, the AAS and BS degrees in dental hygiene, Advanced Education Program certificates, MS degrees in clinical research, and the MS degree in biomaterials, saw their dreams come true as they received their degrees and certificates before an audience of approximately 3,000 people in The Theatre at Madison Square Garden. READ MORE >>>
April 29, 2015
The 91st Congress of the European Orthodontic Society (EOS) has selected two oral presentations and nine poster presentations submitted by five current CTOR (Consortium for Translational Orthodontic Research) fellows and nine CTOR alumni, as well as by DDS students and postgraduate students in orthodontics at NYU, for its 2015 conference in Venice, Italy, from June 13 to 18. CTOR’s participation will be the largest by any group at the conference. READ MORE >>>
April 16, 2015
Five participants in NYU Dentistry’s Teaching in Dental Education (TIDE) Fellowship program have published reviews that appear in the April 2015 issue of the Journal of Dental Education (JDE). The five authors contributed to a new JDE feature that debuted in January 2015 called "Peer Education: Reviews of the Literature (PERLs)." READ MORE >>>
April 1, 2015
The 10th annual NYC Oral Cancer Walk will take place on Sunday, April 19, 2015, starting at Commodore Barry Park (Flushing Avenue, corner of Navy Street, Brooklyn). Registration begins at 9 am, followed by welcoming ceremonies at 10 am, and the approximately four-mile walk begins at 11 am.
Students from NYU’s Colleges of Dentistry and Nursing, and from local chapters of the Student National Dental Association (SNDA), will partner with Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, Stony Brook Health Sciences Center, Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine, Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, the Oral Cancer Foundation, the Oral Cancer Consortium, the NYU Oral Cancer Center, Colgate and other sponsors to help stamp out oral cancer. NYU’s dental office on wheels, Smiling Faces, Going Places, will be onsite to offer free oral cancer screenings.
For more information, including directions and transportation, please go to www.oralcancerwalknyc.org, where you can register for the event and/or sponsor a walker or one of the teams. The first 750 registered walkers will receive free T-shirts with the Oral Cancer Walk logo.
March 29, 2015
The Office of Professional Development will host a series of lectures focusing on Healthy Aging the week of April 6-10, 2015. Open to faculty, staff and administrators, the lectures will address key issues in dealing with aging-related issues, both from a patient-care as well as a personal care perspective.
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The talented students of NYU Dentistry have won first place in the 17th Annual All-University Intramural Games. This is the first time that NYU Dentistry has earned this distinction. The trophy signifying the students' achievement is on display in the Student Services Suite on the lobby level of the new building at 433 First Avenue. READ MORE >>>
A new issue of NYU Dentistry's online-only, open-access magazine, the Journal of the Academy of Distinguished Educators (JADE) is online now. READ MORE >>>
Dr. John T. McDevitt, a pioneer in the development of "programmable bio-nano-chip" technologies, has been named chairman of the Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics at New York University College of Dentistry. READ MORE >>>
January 26, 2015
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December 10, 2014
Dr. Stuart M. Hirsch, vice dean for international initiatives and development, has been announced as the winner of the 2015 William J. Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Dental Educator, part of the William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation, and Achievement sponsored by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). READ MORE >>>
September 12, 2014
Incoming DDS, postdoctoral, dental hygiene, and master's degree students were welcomed to NYU Dentistry this fall with a spate of activities that featured remarks by NYU President John Sexton and College of Dentistry Dean Charles Bertolami, along with presentations on the Student Affairs Success Network, Community & Identity at NYU Dentistry, Student Health & and Wellness, New York City Bus Tours, Ethics & Professionalism, Money Management, and Service & Engagement in the Global Community, among others. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY >>>
Faculty from throughout NYU Dentistry are featured in a new video celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Cochrane Oral Health Group, part of the Cochrane Collaboration, an independent, not-for-profit consortium dedicated to providing up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of health care. READ MORE >>>
New York University College of Dentistry’s (NYU Dentistry’s) Dr. Maureen McAndrew, Clinical Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive care and Senior Director of Professional Development, has been awarded the 2014 American Dental Association (ADA) Golden Apple Award for Inspiring Careers in Dental Education. READ MORE >>>
For the fourth consecutive year, Dr. Mark Wolff, professor and chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care and associate dean for predoctoral clinical education, hosted a weeklong series on oral health on Doctor Radio, the popular Sirius XM radio station which broadcasts health and medical information produced by the NYU Langone Medical Center. READ MORE >>>
Dr. Brian Schmidt and Dr. Donna Albertson and their team look at shifts in the composition of the oral microbiome, to potentially be promoters or causes of oral cancer. READ MORE >>>
On May 28, 2014, the Class of 2014, including over 350 candidates for the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery, the AAS and BS degrees in dental hygiene, Advanced Education Program certificates, MS degrees and certificates in clinical research, and the MS degree in biomaterials, saw their dreams come true as they received their degrees and certificates before an audience of approximately 3,000 people in The Theatre at Madison Square Garden. READ MORE >>>
On Sunday, April 27, 2014, oral cancer survivors and their families joined dental and nursing students, residents, and faculty of New York University Colleges of Dentistry and Nursing for New York City’s Ninth Annual Oral Cancer Walk to raise awareness of oral and pharyngeal cancer, a disease that kills over 8,000 American men and women each year. READ MORE >>>
New York University College of Dentistry’s (NYU Dentistry) Dr. Donna Albertson, a tenured professor of oral and maxillofacial Surgery and a member of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research (BCCR) faculty and the NYU Oral Cancer Center (NYU OCC) faculty, has been awarded the American Academy for the Advancement of Science’ 2013 Newcomb Cleveland Prize for her co-authorship of an article, "The Connectome of a Decision-Making Neural Network," which appeared in the journal Science 27 July 2012. READ MORE >>>