Global Health Nexus, Summer 2001

Alpha Omega Foundation Supports Research Fellowship

A generous five-year grant from the Alpha Omega Foundation has created the Alpha Omega Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship at NYU Dentistry. The grant will fund one student per year. The recipient, who will be known as the Alpha Omega Interdisciplinary Research Fellow, will be required to be part of a research team and have mentors or collaborators in more than one discipline.

“We feel that the best way to train future team researchers is to have them train as team members,” said Dr. Louis Terracio, associate dean for research. “The Alpha Omega Fellowship will help us change the research culture for students from the old paradigm of working with a single mentor to the interdisciplinary team research paradigm of the 21st century.”

Alpha Omega is the oldest international dental organization in the world. There are chapters and members in cities and dental schools in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Israel, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.