Global Health Nexus, Spring 1999

Recent Research Grants and Contracts

A sampling of the many investigations currently being conducted at the NYU College of Dentistry.

Recipient:    Executive Associate Dean Steven Donofrio
Sponsor:    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Period:    1997-1998
Amount:    $132,349
Title:    Ryan White HIV/AIDS Dental Reimbursement Program

Recipient:    Dr. Denise Estafan
Sponsor:    Jeneric/Pentron
Period:    1/99-12/99
Amount:    $15,000
Title:     Clinical Evaluation of the Wear of Conquest Sculpture and Conquest "Fibrekor" Composite Material

Recipient:    Dr. John S. Evans
Sponsor:    National Science Foundation
Period:    3/1/99-2/28/00 (First year of three)
Amount:     $120,000
Title:     Biomolecular Studies of Biomineralization Proteins: Triplex Motifs

Recipients:    Drs. Stuart Froum and Dennis Tarnow
Sponsor:    Ostohealth Co.
Period:     1/1/99-1/1/00 (First year of two)
Amount:    $67,000
Title:     Clinical Comparison of Healing Extraction Sockets Following Implantation of an Absorbable Bone Graft with or Without an Absorbable Membrane Barrier

Recipient:     Dr. Robert S. Glickman
Sponsor:     Bioplant, Inc.
Period:    5/98-5/99 (First year of two)
Amount:    $19,750
Title:    Evaluation of the Healing of Titanium Implants Placed into Immediate Extraction Sites with Bioplant Hard Tissue Replacement

Recipient:     Dr.. Joseph B. Guttenplan
Sponsor:     Smokeless Tobacco Research Council
Period:    7/98-6/99 (First year of three)
Amount:    $83,406
Title:    Smokeless Tobacco and Tobacco-Nitrosamines: Effect on LacZ Transgenic Mice

Recipient:    Dr. Joseph B. Guttenplan
Sponsor:     NIH
Period:    8/98-7/99 (First year of three)
Amount:    $222,918
Title:    Antimutagenesis by Lycopene and Selenium in Lac Rodents

Recipient:    Dr. Regina Landesberg
Sponsor:    Education and Research Foundation for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Period:    3/98-2/99
Amount:    $55,000
Title:    Endosteal Cell Interaction with Dental Implant Materials

Recipients:    Drs. Racquel Z. LeGeros and John P. LeGeros
Sponsor:     Warner Lambert Company
Period:    6/1/98-5/31/99
Amount:    $72,930
Title:    Calcium Phosphate Research

Recipients:    Drs. Racquel Z. LeGeros and John P. LeGeros
Sponsor:    Warner Lambert Company
Period:    2/20/99-12/31/99
Amount:    $102,553
Title:    Inhibition of Dental Calculus Formation

Recipients:     Drs. Martin Roy and Lidia Kiremidjian-Schumacher
Sponsor:     U.S. Department of Agriculture
Period:    9/1/98-8/31/99 (First year of two)
Amount:    $60,000
Title:     Dietary Selenium and Immunocompetence in the Elderly

Recipients:    Drs. Warren I. Scherer and James Kaim
Sponsor:    DenMat Corp.
Period:    9/1/98-6/1/99
Amount:    $45,000
Title:    Efficacy of Whitening Toothpastes

Recipients:    Drs. Warren I. Scherer and James Kaim
Sponsor:    Dental Concepts
Period:    1/1/99-2/28/99
Amount:    $5,000
Title:     In-Vitro Efficacy of a Non-Hydrogen Peroxide Whitening System

Recipient:    Dr. Warren I. Scherer
Sponsor:     Dental Concepts
Period:     2/1/99-4/30/99
Amount:    $5,000
Title:     Antimicrobial Activity of Oral Antiseptics and an Over-the-Counter Bleaching Agent

Recipients:    Drs. Warren I. Scherer and James Kaim
Sponsor:     LavaDerma Kosmetic GndH
Period:    2/16/99-5/16/99
Amount:    $10,000
Title:    Antimicrobial Properties of Shower and Hand Wash Lotion Products

Recipient:    Dr. Leon Schertzer
Sponsor:    Milestone Scientific, Inc.
Period:    5/1/98-4/1/99
Amount:     $8,000
Title:    Evaluation of the Wand as a Primary Injection Device Using an Intraligamental Injection of Local Anesthesia

Recipient:    Dr. Robert S. Schoor
Sponsor:     CollaGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Period:     5/1/98-2/1/99
Amount:    $153,125
Title:    Periodontal Therapeutics Trial

Recipients:    Drs. Dennis Tarnow and Stuart Froum
Sponsor:    Friatec Study 100 Patients
Period:    10/1/98-10/1/04 (First year of six)
Amount:    $60,000
Title:     Comparison of Immediate and Delayed Immediate Placement of Frialit-2 Cylinder Press-Fit Implants

Recipient:     Dr. Ching-Chung Tseng
Sponsor:    NYU Research Challenge Fund
Period:    6/98-5/99
Amount:    $4,000
Title:     Modulation of HIV Infection by Salivary Molecules: Salivary Secretory Leukocyte Protease Inhibitor (SLPI)-Monocyte Interactions

Recipient:    Dr. Heleni Vastardis
Sponsor:    American Association of Orthodontists Foundation
Period:     7/98-6/99
Amount:    $15,000
Title:    Mechanism by Which an MSXI Mutation Causes Human Tooth Agenesis

Recipient:     Dr. Heleni Vastardis
Sponsor:    NYU Research Challenge Fund
Period:    6/98-5/99
Amount:    $5,000
Title:    Molecular Genetic Studies on Peg-Shaped Maxillary Lateral Incisors

Recipient:    Dr. Heleni Vastardis
Sponsor:    March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
Period:    2/1/99-1/31/00
Amount:    $50,000
Title:    Molecular Genetic Studies of Hypodontia

Research Grants: Continuations 1998-1999

Recipient:    Dr. Robert M. Davidson
Sponsor:    NIH/NIDCR
Period:     3/98-2/99 (Fourth year of five)
Amount:    $157,491
Title:    Physiology and Immunohistochemistry of Dental Pulp

Recipient:    Dr. John S. Evans
Sponsor:    National Science Foundation
Period:     2/98-1/99 (Third year of three)
Amount:    $100,815
Title:    Biomimetic Models of "Acidic" Biomineralization Proteins

Recipients:    Drs. Stuart Froum, Dennis P. Tarnow, and Lloyd S. Landa
Sponsor:    APM-Sterngold
Period:     3/98-2/99 (Second year of two)
Amount:    $25,000
Title:    Clinical Evaluation of Overdentures Attached to Individual Implants with the Use of ERA Attachments

Recipients:    Drs. Racquel Z. LeGeros, Ronald G. Craig, Andrew I. Spielman, Harald A. B. Linke, and Jacob Goldstein
Sponsor:    NIH/NIDCR
Period:     8/1/98-7/31/99 (Fourth year of five)
Amount:     $857,375
Title:    Northeast Regional Center for Minority Oral Health Phase II

Recipient:    Dr. Jane A. McCutcheon
Sponsor:    NIH
Period:     8/98-7/99 (Third year of five)
Amount:    $101,208
Title:     Identification of HLA MRNA Regulatory Elements

Recipients:    Drs. Allan M. Solden, Patrick L. Bivona, Arthur M. Schackman, and John R. Antonelli
Sponsor:    Health Resources and Service Administration, U.S. Public Health Service
Period:    9/98-8/99 (Second year of three)
Amount:    $131,620
Title:    Advanced Education Program in General Dentistry

Recipient:    Dr. Andrew I. Spielman
Sponsor:    NIH/NIDR
Period:     8/98-7/99 (Fifth year of five)
Amount:    $111,087
Title:     Oral Perceptions-The Mechanisms of Bitter Taste

Recipient:     Dr. Andrew I. Spielman
Sponsor:    U.S.-Israel Binational Research and Development Fund
Period:     8/98-7/99 (Third year of three)
Amount:     $25,000
Title:     Bitter Taste Transduction: Cellular Pathways

Recipient:    Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow
Sponsor:     Nobelpharma (Third year of three)
Period:    3/98-2/99
Amount:    $10,000
Title:    Al2O3 Ceramic Abutments for Single Tooth Restorations

Recipients:    Drs. Raquel Z. LeGeros, Andrew I. Spielman, and Sunday Akintoye
Sponsor:    NIH/NIDCR
Period:    8/1/98-7/31/99
Amount:    $57,527
Title:    Supplement to Northeast Minority Oral Health Research Center

Recipients:    Drs. Raquel Z. LeGeros, and Gustavo Cruz
Sponsor:    NIH/NIDCR
Period:    8/1/98-7/31/99
Amount:    $78,605
Title:    Supplement to Northeast Minority Oral Health Research Center