Global Health Nexus, Millennium Issue

NYU Dentistry Students Receive AADR Research Fellowships  

Anthony Raga, Anthony Pavone, and David (Chang) Han, all fourth-year students at the New York University College of Dentistry, have been awarded student research fellowships by the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), a division of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR). The NYU students' research proposals were selected from more than 100 applications from dental students across the nation. A total of 26 AADR fellowships for 1999 were awarded to students from 15 schools. Each fellowship consists of a $2,100 stipend, $300 for supplies, and $600 for travel expenses.

Mr. Raga and Mr. Pavone were awarded a joint fellowship for their proposed investigation, "Effects of Interleukin-2 and Selenium on the Growth of Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Vivo." Their faculty advisers are Dr. Lidia Kiremidjian-Schumacher and Dr. Martin Roy, both professors of basic sciences at NYU Dentistry.

The second fellowship went to Mr. Han for his proposed study, "Effects of Tobacco Extracts on HLA Class I Expression." Mr. Han's faculty adviser is Dr. Jane McCutcheon, assistant professor of basic sciences.

"We are extremely pleased that AADR is providing support for our students' research investigations," said Dean Michael C. Alfano. The College is committed to pursuing an aggressive research agenda, and the achievements of Mr. Raga, Mr. Pavone, and Mr. Han are an expression of that commitment."

Mr. Raga, Mr. Pavone, and Mr. Han will present the results of their research at the 2000 IADR/AADR Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.