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Global Health Nexus, Winter 2002

Third Regional Oral Cancer Awareness Campaign

On November 15, the Oral Cancer Consortium conducted its third annual free oral cancer screening at 29 sites throughout New York and New Jersey. In addition to NYU Dentistry, the founding members include the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, the SUNY/Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, the UMDNJ New Jersey Dental School, and the Office of Oral Health, Programs, and Policy for New York City, part of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. For the third consecutive year ABC 7 ran a vigorous campaign of public service announcements.

More than 1,500 patients were screened for oral cancer and more than 130 brush biopsies were performed. NYU Dentistry alone screened nearly 300 patients and performed 20 brush biopsies.

“What started as a local and regional effort with five founding partners now includes nearly 30 metropolitan-area health-care institutions and professional societies in the New York-New Jersey area and has helped to spur a national campaign sponsored by the ADA that is visible on billboards and in subways in New York City today,” said Dean Alfano. “The Oral Cancer Consortium has made a major impact on oral cancer diagnosis which should eventually result in countless lives being saved.”

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