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More Than H2O: Technology Simultaneously Measures 71 Elements in Water, Other Liquids

November 19, 2018

Method Measures Inorganic Elements from Lithium to Uranium, Creating a "Fingerprint" That Can Distinguish Liquids from One Another

A new method for simultaneous measurement of 71 inorganic elements in liquids—including water, beverages, and biological fluids—makes element testing much faster, more efficient, and more comprehensive than was possible in the past.

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NYC Administration for Children's Services

ACS Announces, After Just a Few Months, 100 Youth in Foster Care Have Been Provided On-Site Dental Care Via New Partnership with NYU College of Dentistry

November 1, 2018

ACS/NYU on-site dental clinic provides faster, easier access to dental care for foster children at The Nicholas Scoppetta Children's Center.

Today, Administration for Children's Services (ACS) Commissioner David A. Hansell announced that 100 children in foster care have been provided with dental care via a new partnership with NYU College of Dentistry. In May, ACS announced the partnership, which, for the first time ever, allows for dental screenings onsite at the Nicholas Scoppetta Children's Center.

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Dr. Stefanie Russell

Dr. Stefanie Russell Awarded NYS Health Foundation Grant to Improve Oral Health Among Vulnerable Pregnant Women

10/26/2018

The New York State Health Foundation has awarded Stefanie Russell, DDS, MPH, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, a one-year grant of $152,680 to address oral health deficiencies among low-income, vulnerable pregnant women. The project seeks to improve their access to dental screening and service referrals; increase knowledge among patients and providers about the importance of oral care during pregnancy; and facilitate dental care during pregnancy. It will do this by locating an on-site dental clinic at the Bellevue Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic, which will be staffed by NYU College of Dentistry providers.

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Dr. Brian Schmidt and Columbia's Dr. Nigel Bunnett

NYU's Brian Schmidt and Columbia's Nigel Bunnett Awarded NIH Grant to Investigate the Role of Protease-Activated Receptors in Chronic Pain

10/16/2018

$2.7 Million Grant Funds Collaboration to Understand the Role of Protease-Activated Receptor 2 in Chronic Pain Associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded Brian Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD, director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) and Nigel Bunnett, PhD, professor in the Departments of Surgery and Pharmacology at Columbia University, a joint $2.7 million, 3.5-year grant to study Protease-Activated Receptor 2 (PAR2) and pain signaling.

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World Health Organization Oral Health at NYU Event

World Health Organization Official Urges United Nations Member States to Prioritize Oral Health at NYU Event

10/10/2018

Accelerating global progress in oral health was the focus of a United Nations (UN) side event hosted by NYU College of Dentistry and its World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center, together with NYU College of Global Public Health, on Friday, September 28. The event followed the UN 3rd High-Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases, held September 27 at the UN Headquarters in New York.

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You Are What You Eat: Integrating Dentistry and Dietetics at NYU College of Dentistry

You Are What You Eat: Integrating Dentistry and Dietetics at NYU College of Dentistry

10/09/2018

Research shows a clear link between nutrition and oral health, including dental caries and gum disease. Nutrition also plays a key role in other health conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, which have important implications for oral health.

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NYU to Host UN Side Meeting

NYU to Host UN Side Meeting on Oral Health, September 28

9/25/2018

Event Follows UN High-Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases, Highlights Importance of Addressing Oral Diseases Worldwide

NYU College of Dentistry and its World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center, together with NYU College of Global Public Health, will host an event on Friday, September 28, on accelerating global progress in addressing oral health. This is part of the worldwide movement to prevent noncommunicable chronic diseases, which are a growing threat.

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Rodrigo Lacruz, PhD, MSc

Dr. Rodrigo Lacruz Awarded $1.4 Million NIH Grant to Study Tooth Enamel Formation

9/21/2018

Research to Explore Roles Mitochondria and Redox Play in Forming Enamel, With Implications for Understanding Dental Disease

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a grant to researchers at New York University College of Dentistry to identify the role of mitochondria, the power plants of the cell, and redox in enamel formation. The grant provides more than $1.4 million to NYU Dentistry over four years.

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California Dental Association (CDA)

Integration of Dentistry and Overall Health and Healthcare Education Finances Are Themes of Visit by California Dental Association Officials and California State Legislators

09/21/2018

A delegation of California Dental Association (CDA) Officers and California State legislators visited the College this morning, marking the 6th consecutive year of CDA visits to attend an Oral Health Education forum hosted by Dean Bertolami. This year's forum included 12 NYU Dentistry students who hail from California. They are: Artur R. Barakazyan, '19, Joyah Brooks, '20, Bo Mi Cha, '22, Benjamin Estrada, '19, Ferris Elhein, '19, Sina Golbandi, '21, Nicole C. Haydt, '19, Roujin Khorramisavoji, '22, Alfred C. Ong, '19, Gene L. Park, '20, Jesse C. Rosete, '20, and Natalie M. Tso, '22.

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Dr. Shoshana Yakar

Dr. Shoshana Yakar Awarded $2.27 Million to Examine Age-Related Changes in Bone

09/21/2018

NIH-Funded Research Will Shed Light on Molecular Mechanisms Responsible for Bone Loss in Aging

The National Institute of Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a grant to researchers at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) to unravel the distinct and overlapping effects of normal aging and the age-related decrease in growth hormone on bone health. The grant provides nearly $2.27 million to NYU Dentistry over five years.

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Dr. Richard Niederman

Dr. Richard Niederman to Receive ADA/AADR Evidence-Based Dentistry Accomplished Faculty Award

09/05/2018

Dr. Richard Niederman, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and co-director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Quality-Improvement, Evidence-Based Dentistry (QED), will receive the 2018 ADA/AADR Evidence-Based Dentistry Accomplished Faculty Award at the annual ADA meeting in Honolulu in October.

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Dr. Aditi Bhattacharya

Dr. Aditi Bhattacharya Awarded Inaugural American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Grant to Study Oral Cancer Pain

09/05/2018

Aditi Bhattacharya, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and research pathologist at the NYU Oral Cancer Center, has been awarded the inaugural research grant from the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (AAOMP).

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Austin Le, Class of 2020

Cannabis Use and Oral Health: Austin Le, ’20, is Lead Author on Study of Oral Health Implications of Increased Cannabis Use Among Older Adults

9/5/2018

Austin Le, Class of 2020 and research associate in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health, is the lead author on a new paper published online on August 22, 2018, in the Journal of Substance Abuse.

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Dr. Brian Schmidt and Columbia's Dr. Nigel Bunnett

Department of Defense Grant Awarded to NYU's Dr. Brian Schmidt and Columbia's Dr. Nigel Bunnett to Investigate Drugs that Inhibit Receptors in Pain-Sensing Nerves

09/04/2018

$2.4 Million Grant Funds Collaboration to Study Nerve Cell Receptors Responsible for Chronic Pain.

The Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Brian Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD, director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) and Nigel Bunnett, PhD, professor in the Departments of Surgery and Pharmacology at Columbia University, a joint $2.4 million, three-year grant to study how receptors inside nerve cells generate chronic (long-lasting) pain.

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Dr. Leila Jahangiri

Dr. Leila Jahangiri Named Dr. Ira E. Klein Professor of Prosthodontics

09/04/2018

Dr. Leila Jahangiri, clinical professor and chair of the Department of Prosthodontics, has been named the Dr. Ira E. Klein Professor of Prosthodontics.

Established in 1991, the professorship honors Dr. Klein, a distinguished member of the College of Dentistry prosthodontics faculty for over 50 years, who was instrumental in securing a major gift from Arnold and Marie Schwartz to establish the Schwartz Hall of Dental Sciences. The previous incumbents were Dr. Edward G. Kaufman, a renowned prosthodontist and former dean of the College of Dentistry, and Dr. Francis V. Panno, a former chair of the Department of Prosthodontics.

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Dr. Paulo Coelho

Dr. Paulo Coelho's New Collaborative Research with NYU Langone Health: 3D Printed Implants Shown to Grow Real Bone

08/01/2018

Chemically coated, ceramic implants successfully guided the regrowth of missing bone in lab animals while "steadily dissolving," researchers report.

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Dr. Nicola Partridge

Dr. Nicola Partridge to Receive ASBMR 2018 Louis V. Avioli Founders Award

07/30/2018

Dr. Nicola Partridge, professor in the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, has been selected to receive the prestigious Louis V. Avioli Founders Award presented by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR), of which she is a member.

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Dr. Evgeny Pavlov

Dr. Evgeny Pavlov Receives American Heart Association Grant to Study the Molecular Basis Behind Tissue Damage During Stroke and Heart Attack

07/24/2018

Evgeny Pavlov, PhD, assistant professor of basic science and craniofacial biology, has been awarded a three-year, $300,000 grant from the American Heart Association (AHA) to study the phenomenon called mitochondrial permeability transition. Permeability transition—a sudden increase in permeability of the mitochondrial membrane during stress— is a major cause of cell death and therefore tissue damage during stroke and heart attack.

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Nicole N. Scheff, PhD.

NYU Dentistry’s Nicole Scheff Receives NIH Grant to Study Interaction of Sensory Nerves and Oral Cancer

07/02/2018

Research Could Spur Development of Novel Oral Cancer Therapeutic Strategies That Target Sensory Neurons

Nicole N. Scheff, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Brian L. Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD, director of NYU Bluestone Center for Clinical Research and NYU Oral Cancer Center at NYU Dentistry, has received a Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00). This grant, funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), supports exceptional postdoctoral researchers during their transition to independent research careers.

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Start Your Summer with a Smile on Doctor Radio

Sirius XM's Doctor Radio Broadcasts 8th Consecutive Year of "Start Your Summer with a Smile"

06/19/2018

Doctor Radio on Sirius XM broadcast its eighth consecutive weeklong series on oral health, "Start Your Summer with a Smile" from June 11-15, 2018.

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Dr. Juhee Jeong

Dr. Juhee Jeong Studying Genetics of Birth Defects with $1.9 Million NIDCR Grant

06/18/2018

Juhee Jeong, PhD, assistant professor of basic science and craniofacial biology at NYU College of Dentistry, has received funding from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) to study birth defects affecting the skull. The five-year, $1.9 million grant (5R01DE026798-02) runs from April 2017 through January 2022.

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Evgeny Pavlov, PhD

International Team of Scientists, Including NYU Dentistry's Evgeny Pavlov, Shed Light on Parkinson's Disease Biology

06/18/2018

Parkinson's disease is a devastating neurodegenerative disease in which nerve cells in the brain gradually die. For years, researchers have known that Parkinson's disease is associated with a build-up of alpha-synuclein protein inside brain cells.

Alpha-synuclein has a normal function, but when it starts to misfold and clump together, it causes nerve cells to die. How these alpha-synuclein protein clumps cause nerve cells to die has been a mystery.

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Dr. Xin Li Receives NIH Grant to Study Age-Related Bone Loss

Dr. Xin Li Receives NIH Grant to Study Age-Related Bone Loss

06/04/2018

The National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health has awarded Xin Li, PhD, a $435,875 grant to study—and potentially prevent—bone loss related to aging.

Osteoporosis and age-related fractures have become major public health issues in
the US, with more than 1.5 million age-related osteoporotic fractures occurring annually. However, the mechanism of how aging-related changes in cellular metabolism lead to compromised bone health is still elusive.

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Graduation 2018

Graduation 2018:
A Celebration of Academic Achievement and Service to Others

05/24/2018

On May 24, 2018, the Class of 2018, including more than 400 candidates for the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, AAS and BS degrees in dental hygiene, MS degrees in biomaterials and in clinical research, and advanced education program certificates saw their dreams come true as they received their degrees and certificates before an audience of over 4,500 people in The Theater at Madison Square Garden. New this year: Six graduates of the inaugural class of the Dental Assisting Certificate Program were also recognized.

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Easy Access Dental Care to Kids in Foster Care

NYU College of Dentistry Partnering with NYC Administration for Children's Services to Provide On-site, Easy Access Dental Care to Kids in Foster Care

05/2/2018

The Administration for Children's Services (ACS) is partnering with NYU College of Dentistry to provide dental screenings to children in foster care onsite at the Nicholas Scoppetta Children's Center via a mobile dental care program.

As part of this partnership, NYU College of Dentistry will offer weekly, 30-minute educational sessions on oral health at the Children's Center, followed by screenings and restorative treatment (fillings). Children requiring additional treatment will be referred to and seen on expedited appointments at NYU College of Dentistry. As the partnership progresses, the goal is to provide similar dental services for the rest of ACS' programs through NYU where appropriate.

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Study authors Ryan Richard Ruff (left) and Richard Niederman (right)

NYU Dentistry Study Identifies Effective School-Based Cavity Prevention Program

04/16/2018

Both Programs Compared Prevented Cavities, But One Combining Techniques Linked with Less Decay

School-based prevention programs can substantially reduce children's cavities – but what type of treatment should be delivered in schools to best prevent tooth decay?

A new study by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry, published in the journal BMC Oral Health, suggests that cavity prevention programs with a combination of prevention strategies may be more effective than one alone for reducing tooth decay.

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NYU Dentistry's Deepak Saxena, PhD, and Xin Li, PhD

NYU Dentistry Receives $2.2 Million to Study Periodontal Disease and Bone Loss in People with Diabetes

04/2/2018

NIH-Funded Research Will Have Implications for Protecting Bone and Preventing Fractures

The National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a grant to researchers at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) to explore the biological mechanisms that contribute to poor oral health and related bone loss among people with diabetes. The grant (R01DE027074), which began April 1, provides $2.2 million over five years.

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Dr. Yi Ye, assistant professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Yi Ye Awarded NIH Grant to Investigate Oral Cancer Pain

03/29/2018

Dr. Yi Ye, assistant professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and associate director of clinical research operations at Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, has been awarded a two-year grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to investigate the link between Schwann cells and oral cancer pain.

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Gut Bacteria Determine Speed of Tumor Growth in Pancreatic Cancer

Gut Bacteria Determine Speed of Tumor Growth in Pancreatic Cancer

03/22/2018

Antibiotics May Increase Effectiveness of Immunotherapy Against Deadly Cancer 

The population of bacteria in the pancreas increases more than a thousand fold in patients with pancreatic cancer, and becomes dominated by species that prevent the immune system from attacking tumor cells.

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NYU Researchers Adapt HIV Test

NYU Researchers Adapt HIV Test in Developing Rapid Diagnostic Test for Zika Virus 

02/22/2018

Zika Test Uses Saliva to Detect Both Nucleic Acids and Antibodies of the Virus 

Researchers at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry), in collaboration with Rheonix, Inc. (Ithaca, NY), are developing a novel test for Zika virus that uses saliva to identify diagnostic markers of the virus in a fraction of the time of current commercial tests.

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Dental Van

NYU Dentistry Launches Mobile Dental Care at Queens' P.S. 134 with NYC Council Member I. Daneek Miller

01/24/2018

New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) is expanding its mobile dental care program 'Smiling Faces, Going Places' - which brings free oral health education, screening, and services to New York City schoolchildren and seniors - to P.S. 134 in Queens (P.S. 134Q).

New York City Council Member I. Daneek Miller and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.'s Delta Beta Zeta chapter will join NYU Dentistry faculty and students to launch the mobile dental care program at P.S. 134Q on Thursday, January 25 at 9:30 am.

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Dr. Brian Schmidt and Columbia's Dr. Nigel Bunnett

NYU's Dr. Brian Schmidt and Columbia's Dr. Nigel Bunnett Awarded NIH Grant to Investigate Proteases and Pain Signaling Related to Oral Cancer

01/23/2018

$3.7 Million Grant Funds Collaboration to Understand Oral Cancer Pain, Ultimately Develop New Therapies

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded Brian Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD, of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) and Nigel Bunnett, PhD, of Columbia University's Departments of Surgery and Pharmacology, a $3.7 million, five-year grant to study proteases and neuronal signaling responsible for oral cancer pain.

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