Dean's Research Lecture Series

College of Dental Medicine (CDM) Forum

The College of Dental Medicine (CDM) has initiated a new program, the CDM Forum. The Forum will consist of a series of 'Grand Rounds' and 'Research Lectures' with a central objective to promote the dissemination of knowledge in dental and craniofacial research, disease prevention and patient care. During the Spring term research lectures presented at CDM's Annual Birnberg Research Program are included as part of the CDM Forums. The CDM Forums are sponsored by the Office of Research Administration and Dr. Steven Chussid, Chair, Section of Growth & Development and Event Organizer. One (1) CE credit will be available.

Grand Rounds

The focus will be on clinical topics of broad interest and case presentations to a school-wide audience, with the intent of stimulating interdisciplinary care. The emphasis may vary from event to event between a 'disease entity' presentation and a clinical treatment presentation.

Research Lectures

Basic and translational science that is of broad interest to the College of Dental Medicine (CDM) and Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) community.

Birnberg Research Lectures

Presented by individuals who have made important contributions to dentistry through both research and mentoring.



Grand Rounds

Friday, April 26, 2013 - Joseph P. Dutkowsky, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bassett Medical Centers Topic: "Caring for Persons with Cerebral Palsy"

Friday, December 21, 2012 - Letty Moss-Salentijn, DDS, PhD, Edward V. Zegarelli Professor of Dental Medicine (in Anatomy & Cell Biology) & Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine & Martin Davis, DDS, Professor Emeritus of Clinical Dental Medicine, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine Topic: "Interprofessional Education: The CUMC Macy Project"

Birnberg Research Lecture - Award Recipient

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - Peter J. Polverini, DDS, DMSc, Dean, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

"Limiting Tumor Progression and Overcoming Drug Resistance by Targeting Angiogenesis"



Grand Rounds

Friday, February 3, 2012 - Ronnie Myers, DDS, Associate Professor of Clinical Dental Medicine, Vice Dean for Administrative Affairs, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine Topic: "Morbidity Rounds: Lessons to be Learned"

Friday, October 14, 2011 - Philip Terman, DDS, Director AEGD I & II, AEGD International Programs with Bharat Kundnani, DDS AEGD International Program Y1 and Ahmad Al-Sahli, DDS AEGD/MA International Program Y2, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine Topic: "An Overview of Dental Complications after Treatment for Hodgkin's Disease and Consequences of Survival Following Radiotherapy"

Research Lectures

Friday, April 27, 2012 - David W. Rowe, MD, Director, Center for Regenerative Medicine and Skeletal Biology, Department of Reconstructive Medicine University of Connecticut Health Center Topic: "Experimental Tools for Investigating Disorders of the Skeleton From a Lineage Perspective"

Co-Sponsored by: Center for Craniofacial Regeneration (CCR), Columbia Stem Cell Initiative (CSCI) and Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC)

Friday, December 16, 2011 - Marian Young, PhD, Chief, Molecular Biology of Bones and Teeth Section, NIDCR, NIH Topic: "Adult Stem/Progenitor Cells: Interplay with ECM"


Co-sponsored by the Center for Craniofacial Regeneration (CCR) and the Columbia Stem Cell Initiative (CSCI)

Birnberg Research Lecture - Award Recipient

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - Robert Bruce Donoff, DMD, MD, Dean, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Walter C. Guralnick Distinguished Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Topic: "The Medical Treatment of Surgical Disease"



Grand Rounds

Friday, December 17, 2010 - David D. Nassry, DMD, Oral Health Policy Liaison, Office of the Medical Director, New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute, Assistant Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology/Radiology & Medicine, New York University College of Dentistry Topic: "Oral Manifestations of HIV Disease: Identification, diagnosis, treatment of common oral lesions associated with HIV disease"

Research Lecture


Friday, November 12, 2010  - Richard Niederman, DMD, Director, Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry, The Forsyth Institute, Boston University Topic: "Introduction to Evidence-Based Dentistry: How Do We Know What to Believe?"

Birnberg Research Lecture - Award Recipient

Thursday, April 7, 2011 - Michael Longaker, MD, MBA, FACS, Stanford University School of Medicine Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital, Deane P. & Louise Mitchell Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Surgery

"Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine: A Surgeon's Perspective"



Grand Rounds

Friday, January 22, 2010 - Raymond Wiliams, DMD, Dean, School of Dental Medicine, State University of New York, Stony Brook Topic: "The Oral Health-General Health Connection: A 2010 Perspective"



Birnberg Research Lecture - Award Recipient

Thursday, March 26, 2009 - Deborah Greenspan, DDS, Professor of Oral Medicine, Chair of the Department of Orofacial Sciences, Leland A. and Gladys K. Barber Distinguished Professor in Dentistry, Clinical Director of the Oral AIDS Center, University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry

"Global Oral Health: Implications of the HIV Pandemic"