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Drs. Deepak Saxena and Xin Li

NYU Dentistry Awarded $1.6M from NIH to Study the Biological and Physiological Effects of E-Cigs


The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded NYU College of Dentistry (NYUCD) 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 >>>


Dr. Daniel Malamud

Rheonix, in Collaboration with NYUCD, to Pursue Rapid Zika Virus Diagnostic with Additional Funding from NIDCR


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 >>>


Dr. Bradley Aouizerat

Study Coauthored by Dr. Bradley Aouizerat Reveals Gene Variant Associated with Reduced HIV Transmission


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 >>>


Di Gregorio

Dr. Anna Di Gregorio and Team Uncover Molecular Switches that Turn On Gene Expression During Spine Development


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 NYUCD. READ MORE >>>


Dr. Brian Schmidt

Bluestone Center for Clinical Research and UCLA Awarded $2.4M from NIH to Study Use of Non-Psychotropic Cannabinoids for Oral Cancer Pain


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 >>>


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NYU Study Links Life's Milestones to a Non-Circadian Biological Rhythm in Teeth


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 >>>


NYUCD Researchers Advance Understanding of Morphological Processes that Distinguish Faces of Neanderthals from those of Modern Humans


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 >>>



Dr. Timothy Bromage Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science


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 >>>



NYUCD-led Team Publishes First Paper to Describe and Demonstrate the Cellular Mechanism for Transporting Calcium in the Formation of Dental Enamel Cells


Dr. Lacruz and team advance understanding of the causes and potential solutions to genetic illness affecting enamel development. READ MORE >>>



Class of 2017 Scores 100 Percent Pass Rate on National Boards


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 >>>


Dr. Amr Moursi

Dr. Amr Moursi Awarded a Five-Year, $1.7M Public Health Training Grant from HRSA to Enhance Curriculum and Improve Care for Underserved Children

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 >>>

Bluestone Center for Clinical Research

Bluestone Center for Clinical Research Receives a $369,250 High Priority, Short-Term Project Award from NIDCR to Study Oral Cancer Pain

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 >>>

Dr. Eugenia E. Mejia

Dr. Eugenia E. Mejia Honored with Latina Fifty-Plus Trailblazer Award

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 >>>


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Jubilant Candidates, Faculty, Families, and Friends Celebrate Graduation 2015

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 >>>

CTOR fellows

CTOR Fellows’ Presentations Selected by European Orthodontic Society for Annual Conference

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 >>>

TIDE fellows

Five TIDE Fellows Publish Reviews in the Journal of Dental Education

April 16, 2015

Five participants in NYUCD’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 >>>


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Anatomy Club Dental Student Implant Workshop

On Sunday, March 29, 2015, the NYUCD Anatomy Club coordinated a highly successful implant dentistry workshop sponsored by Nobel Biocare at their facility in Mahwah, New Jersey. Forty-five DDS students participated. READ MORE >>>


Oral Cancer Walk

Register Now for the NYC Oral Cancer Walk, April 19, 2015!

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, 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.


Dr. Rima Sehl

Office of Professional Development to Host Healthy Aging Week, April 6-10

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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NYUCD Wins First Place at NYU All-University Games

The talented students of NYUCD have won first place in the 17th Annual All-University Intramural Games. This is the first time that NYUCD 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 >>>

JADE Winter 2015

New Issue of JADE Online Now: " 'Scoping Up' Dental Education to Address Scientific Uncertainty"

A new issue of NYUCD's online-only, open-access magazine, the Journal of the Academy of Distinguished Educators (JADE) is online now. READ MORE >>>

Dr. John T. McDevitt

Dr. John T. McDevitt Named Chairman, Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics

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 >>>

Stuart Hirsch

Dr. Stuart M. Hirsch to Receive Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Dental Educator

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 >>>

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2014-2015 School Year Off to a Great Start

September 12, 2014

Incoming DDS, postdoctoral, dental hygiene, and master's degree students were welcomed to NYUCD 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 NYUCD, 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 >>>

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Cochrane Oral Health Group Video Features NYUCD Faculty


Faculty from throughout NYUCD 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 >>>


NYUCD's Maureen McAndrew Receives Prestigious Award from ADA


New York University College of Dentistry’s (NYUCD’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 >>>

doctor radio

"Start Your Summer with a Smile": Sirius XM's Doctor Radio and NYUCD Team Up for Fourth Consecutive Year


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 >>>

albertson schmidt

NYU College of Dentistry and University of California San Francisco Researchers Develop a Framework for Monitoring Oral Cancer Development, Progression and Recurrence


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 >>>


Jubilant Candidates, Faculty, Families, and Friends Celebrate Graduation 2014


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 >>>

oral cancer walk

NYU Raises Nearly $62K for Oral Cancer Research


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 >>>


Dr. Donna Albertson and Colleagues Win Newcomb Cleveland Prize

New York University College of Dentistry’s (NYUCD) 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 >>>


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