Global Health Nexus, Winter 2003

$400,000 HRSA Award to Expand the Number of Pediatric Dentistry Residents

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded NYU Dentistry a three-year $400,000 grant to increase access to dental care for underserved children by expanding the number of pediatric dentistry residents at NYU Dentistry.

According to Dr. Linda R. Rosenberg, Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and the grant’s principal investigator, “This project allows us to increase the number of pediatric dentistry residents from 16 to 20. More importantly, it has the goal of increasing the dental workforce with providers who have achieved multiculturalism competence, increased proficiency in meeting the needs of medically-compromised pediatric patients, and increased skill in communicating with other health care professionals.”