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Global Health Nexus, Winter 2002

Leadership Team Formed to Raise Funds for New Graduate Center for Clinical Excellence

An exciting new initiative underway at NYU Dentistry is destined to change forever the course of specialty education and care. A group of current and former faculty members, including directors of the advanced education programs at NYU Dentistry, have come together to spearhead an effort to raise funds for the creation of a Graduate Center for Clinical Excellence (GCCE). The GCCE will house a highly-networked community of postdoctoral specialty training programs dedicated to providing both state-of-the-art specialty training and a consulting and referral service for specialists and other dentists with challenging cases.

The GCCE Leadership Team includes Dr. Paul A. Rosenberg, associate dean for postgraduate programs and director of the Advanced Education Program in Endodontics; Dr. Francis V. Panno, associate dean for clinical affairs and professor of prosthodontics; Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow, professor and chairman of the Ashman Department of Implant Dentistry and director of the training program in implant dentistry; Dr. Robert S. Glickman, professor and chairman of the Mecca Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and director of the NYU/Bellevue Residency Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Dr. S. Sigmund Stahl, professor emeritus of periodontics and former director of the Advanced Education Program in Periodontics; and Dr. Gerald Borell, professor emeritus of orthodontics and former director of the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics.

All the GCCE Leadership Team members have pledged individual gifts of $15,000 to fund one treatment room in their respective specialty areas within the GCCE, and are asking specialty program alumni to join them in this effort.

According to Dr. Stuart M. Hirsch, associate dean for development and international programs, “The new GCCE will have the look and feel of the finest specialty practices in Manhattan. It will comprise three full floors at the College. Patients will arrive through a separate entrance and will take an elevator maintained exclusively for their use. There will be a smooth flow of both patients and faculty from discipline to discipline, always with a focus on the good of the patient. NYU Dentistry will take special care to reinforce the referring doctor’s role as the patient’s primary specialist and to make clear our role as a consultant. We believe that this collaborative approach will promote the finest patient care and speed the transfer of new knowledge from generation to generation.”

For more information, contact Dr. Hirsch at (212) 998-9950

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