Global Health Nexus, Winter 2003
More of the Best
Dr. Evelyn M. Nelson
Appointed Assistant Professor of General Dentistry and Management Science and of Epidemiology & Health Promotion
Dr. Evelyn M. Nelson, formerly a Clinical Assistant Professor of General Dentistry and Hospital Dentistry at UMDNJ, has been appointed an Assistant Professor of General Dentistry and Management Science and of Epidemiology & Health Promotion. Dr. Nelson holds a D.M.D. degree and a Certificate in General Dentistry from UMDNJ and an M.P.H. degree from Yale University School of Epidemiology and Public Health. Dr. Nelson is currently working with Dr. Ralph V. Katz, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion on the Tuskegee Legacy Project, and with Dr. Joan A. Phelan, Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Oral Pathology, on the Women’s Interagency HIV Study.
Dr. Michael D. Turner
Appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Michael D. Turner has joined NYU Dentistry as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Turner holds both a D.D.S. degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and an M.D. degree from SUNY Stony Brook. He was previously a Clinical Instructor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Turner did his residency training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Long Island University Medical Center. He is the coauthor of an article entitled “The Pregnant Patient and the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon,” which will be published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Bolaji O. Ogundare
Appointed Instructor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Bolaji O. Ogundare, Class of 1998, has been appointed an Instructor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Ogundare, who also holds a B.D.S. degree from the University of Lagos in Nigeria, completed externships at King’s College School of Medicine and Dentistry and United Medical and Dental School in England. He recently completed a residency program in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Howard University, where he was Chief Resident. Prior to joining the NYU Dentistry faculty, Dr. Ogundare served as Clinical Research Coordinator for the NYU Minority Oral Health Research Center. Dr. Ogundare has conducted research on risk factors for destructive periodontal disease in minority populations and on the pattern of facial fractures in a major urban trauma center.Dr.
Diana M. Galvis
Appointed Instructor in Cariology and Operative Dentistry
Dr. Diana M. Galvis, Class of 2002, has been appointed an Instructor in Cariology and Operative Dentistry. In addition to her dental degree, Dr. Galvis holds a B.S. degree in Dental Hygiene from Farleigh Dickinson University and an M.S. degree in Dental Hygiene from the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery. Dr. Galvis previously taught dental hygiene at NYU Dentistry and at UMDNJ. Dr. Galvis is a passionate advocate of oral health care for the underserved. As a research associate at the NYU Minority Oral Health Research Center in the 1990s, she played a pivotal role in organizing and conducting research studies aimed at improving the oral health status of minority communities in New York City and the Dominican Republic.
Dr. Maureen McAndrew
Appointed Educational Coordinator of General Dentistry and Management Science
Dr. Maureen McAndrew has been a Clinical Assistant Professor of General Dentistry and Management Science 1995. In her expanded role, Dr. McAndrew acts as a liaison among faculty, students, and staff to ensure their optimal use of the 11th Floor Clinical Simulation and Laboratory Technology Center. Dr. McAndrew is also responsible for coordinating this year’s launch of a combined preclinical general dentistry simulation curriculum for second-year D.D.S. students and advanced placement D.D.S. students.
Dr. Veena Nanda
Appointed Educational Coordinator for the Department of Periodontics
Dr. Veena Nanda has been serving as a Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontics for the past two years. A periodontist in private practice since 1977, Dr. Nanda completed a fellowship in implant dentistry at NYU Dentistry in 2000.
Dr. Kien Nguyen
Appointed Clinical Instructor in General Dentistry and Management Science
For a profile of Dr. Nguyen, please see War Victim to Best-Selling Author.
Ms. Noreen M. Hoffmeister
Appointed Director of Alumni Affairs
As Director of Alumni Affairs, Ms. Noreen M. Hoffmeister oversees outreach to over 10,000 alumni around the world. Ms. Hoffmeister was previously Assistant Director for Development and Alumni Relations at Baruch College. In her new position, Ms. Hoffmeister’s priorities include keeping alumni informed of developments at NYU Dentistry, increasing membership in the Dean’s Circle, which recognizes donors of $1,000 or more to the College, and overseeing the annual alumni phonathon.
Ms. Elianna Baslaw
Appointed Development Officer
Ms. Elianna Baslaw, formerly a fund-raising and marketing officer for the United Jewish Appeal (UJA) Federation of New York, has been named Development Officer for NYU Dentistry. Ms. Baslaw will work closely with Associate Dean Stuart Hirsch and Assistant Dean Rita Startup to develop and implement strategies to identify, research, and cultivate potential major donors to the College.