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Global Health Nexus, Winter 2002

Abrons Foundation Grant Expands Care for Seniors

The Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation, Inc., recently advanced its long tradition of charitable giving to NYU Dentistry by awarding a generous grant to provide additional dental care subsidies for impoverished, elderly New Yorkers.

Since 1997, thanks to the Abrons Foundation’s support, NYU Dentistry has been providing oral health services to indigent elderly Russian-speaking immigrants. In consultation with agencies referred by the Metropolitan New York Coordinating Council on Jewish Poverty, patients were selected and matched with Russian-speaking student dentists at the College. Patients were also provided transportation. This program was recognized by the American Dental Association with its Geriatric Oral Health Care Award.

With the most recent gift from the Abrons Foundation, Inc., NYU Dentistry will be able to build more strategically upon this experience with Russian-speaking senior citizens in order to serve a broader section of the New York City geriatric population. The new program targets specifically senior citizens receiving Medicaid.

As a result, services not covered by Medicaid, such as endodontics and fixed and removable prostheses, are being provided by NYU Dentistry to a larger number of needy people. “Expansion in this way is helping to ensure that the funds awarded benefit the greatest number of elderly New Yorkers in need,” said Dean Alfano.

Nexus Winter 2002

Global Health Nexus

Winter 2002
Vol. 4, No. 1

In this issue:

News from the College

Practicing for LifeSM: The Role of the Forensic Dentist in the Aftermath of the WTC Attacks

In Their Own Words: NYU Dentistry Perspectives on September 11

Dr. Kathleen Agoglia, Dr. Giuseppe Bianco, Ruben Cohen, ’02, Dr. Luigi DeCarolis, Dr. Herbert Frommer, Dr. Robert Glickman, Dr. Jerrold Gultz, Dr. Rodney Liebowitz, Mr. Glenn Marrus, Mr. Darryl Warner

Rising from the Ashes: Dentistry’s Role in National Security

Recruiting the Best
Dr. Page Caufield, Dr. George Cisneros, Dr. Yihong Li, Dr. Ananda P. Dasanayake, Dr. Andrea Schreiber, Dr. Angela Kamer, Dr. Kenneth Fleisher, Dr. Christina Teixeira

Promoting our Own
Dr. Andrew I. Spielman, Dr. Francis V. Panno, Dr. David Sirois, Dr. Louis Terracio, Dr. John Poulos, Dr. Warren Scherer, Dr. Kenneth Allen

International Partners in Health: NYU Dentistry in Tanzania

Grants and Philanthropy

Applause! Applause! Faculty, Student, and Staff News

Focus on Alumni: The Pride of NYU Dentistry
Heather DiMatteo, ‘00, Appointed GPR Coordinator at Long Island Jewish Hospital

Too Few Sirens

Honor Roll of Donors