Global Health Nexus, Winter 2004

NIDCR Grant Supports Research Infrastructure Planning

The NIDCR has awarded NYU Dentistry a one-year grant in the amount of $147,500 to enhance research infrastructure planning and to identify synergistic opportunities with other research institutions.
“We are redefining what it means to ‘do research,’ said Dr. Louis Terracio, Associate Dean for Research and the grant’s principal investigator. There is growing recognition that the mouth is a mirror reflecting our health, well-being, and identity. Now is the time to build relationships with other schools and research centers that want to explore the link between oral and systemic health.

In the past, people tried to be all things to all people, doing any kind of research they could. In today’s market, research institutions can no longer remain competitive that way. In order to remain productive, individuals and institutions must work together synergistically. At the same time, we have to improve our ability to recruit and train researchers and to provide them with time protected from excessive paperwork and bureaucracy. The NIDCR grant bolsters all these objectives.”