Welcome to the 7/1/14 postdoctoral students/residents.
Orthodontics: Dr. Victor Chiang, Dr. Mildred C. Embree, Dr. Heather Kunen, Dr. Imad Maleeh, Dr. Todor Stavrev, Dr. Megan A. Wong, Dr. Fabia Younus
Pediatric Dentistry: Dr. Evan Cyrkin, Dr. Kimberli de Brito Leal, Dr. Alexandra S. Delfiner, Dr. Keren Etzion, Dr. Rona Kushnir
Congratulations to the postdoctoral/residency 2014 graduating classes.
Orthodontics: Dr. Junginn Choi, Dr. Eric Frank, Dr. June Harewood, Dr. Daniel Hulme, Dr. Sam Polan, Dr. Ilona Polur Rossignol, Dr. Noel Sint
Pediatric Dentistry: Dr. Emmanuel Acheampong, Dr. Cecilia Kolstad, Dr. Aaron Myers, Dr. Lisa Van Eyndhoven, Dr. Kim Whippy
Congratulations to Dr. Shantanu Lal, Associate Professor of Dental Medicine (at CUMC) in the Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Director of the Predoctoral Pediatric Dentistry Program. Provost John Coatsworth announced that the Columbia University President’s Global Innovation Fund has awarded the IFAP Global Health Program a grant in support of its CUMC 4-School (College of Dental Medicine, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Mailman School of Public Health, and School of Nursing) application entitled the “Children’s Global Oral Health Initiative: An Adaptable Interdisciplinary Model for Chronic Health Care Management and Health Promotion.” There were 53 proposals, of which 13 were funded.
Dr. Lal will serve as co- principal investigator with Stephen W. Nicholas, M.D. of P&S. Co-investigators will include faculty from all 4 schools, including Dr. Carol Kunzel of CDM. This project will support telehealth projects over the next three years in Nairobi, Kenya (focus on children with HIV/AIDS); Beijing, China (focus on cancer detection and smoking cessation); and Amman, Jordan (focus on children with obesity, diabetes, and increased risk of cardiovascular disease). The project sites, which will support scholarly activities for multi-disciplinary teams of faculty and students, will work cooperatively with the Columbia Global Center in each respective city.
Dr. Lal, who conducted a “proof of concept” exercise in Nairobi this past January, will be returning next month with a team of faculty and students to begin shaping the first phase of this important project.
Orthodontic and Pediatric Dentistry faculty, postgraduate students, and residents participated in the 57th Birnberg Research Program on April 2nd and 3rd, 2014, as mentors and/or co-authors of abstracts. Please click here for a description of the program - http://dental.columbia.edu/page/research-day-0, and click here for photos of the events - https://www.flickr.com/photos/cu_cdm/sets/72157643416989444/.
Dr. Emmanuel Acheampong, 2nd year Pediatric Dentistry Resident
Dr. Jing Chen, Assistant Professor of Dental Medicine (at CUMC) and Director, Postdoctoral Program in Orthodontics
Dr. Steven Chussid, Associate Professor of Dental Medicine (at CUMC), Chair, Section of Growth and Development, and Director, Division of Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Cecilia Kolstad, 2nd year Pediatric Dentistry Resident
Dr. Shantanu Lal, Associate Professor of Dental Medicine (at CUMC) and Director, Predoctoral Pediatric Dentistry Program
Dr. Aaron G. Myers, 2nd year Pediatric Dentistry Resident
Dr. Ilona Polur Rossignol, 3rd year Postgraduate Orthodontic Student
Dr. Lisa H. Van Eyndhoven, 2nd year Pediatric Dentistry Resident
Dr. Sunil Wadhwa, Associate Professor of Dental Medicine and Director, Division of Orthodontics
Dr. Kimberly Whippy, 2nd year Pediatric Dentistry Resident
Dr. Manshan Xu, Associate Research Scientist, Division of Orthodontics
Dr. Richard K. Yoon, Associate Professor of Dental Medicine (at CUMC) and Director, Residency in Pediatric Dentistry Program
All Alumni - please remember to update your contact information when it changes so we can stay in touch with you. This is a link to update your contact information - http://dental.columbia.edu/alumni/contactinfo.html. For "Class", please enter both your year of CDM graduation (if applicable) and your year of postgraduate program graduation. For example, CDM 2010, Ortho 2013 or CDM 2010, Peds 2012.
Pediatric Dentistry Alumni Reception will be held during the AAPD Annual Session on Saturday, May 24, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. To register, go to http://dental.columbia.edu/page/alumni-events.
Orthodontic Alumni Reception will be held during the AAO Annual Session on Saturday, April 26, 2014, 6:30-8:00 pm at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. To register, go to http://dental.columbia.edu/page/alumni-events.
Dr. Kelly Walk, a 2013 graduate of the Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program, is a recipient of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award. Dr. Walk's score on the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry's May 2013 Qualifying Examination was in the top 3% of all candidates completing the exam.
Dr. Aditya Chhibber, Assistant Professor of Dental Medicine (at CUMC) in the Division of Orthodontics, recently became Board Certified and had three of his cases selected for the American Board of Orthodontists case display.
March 20, 2014 - Young Alumni/Resident Networking event from 6:00 – 9:00 pm
March 7, 2014 - All Ortho Alumni and friends, please plan to join us at Columbia University Club, 15 West 43rd St, New York City, for the Thomas J. Cangialosi Annual Orthodontic Alumni Spring Meeting on Friday, March 7th . The exciting program will focus on "Two Modalities for Correcting Class II Malocclusions". Please click the link to register -
Dr. Shamik Desai, a 2nd year Post Graduate Orthodontics student, is the recipient of the Olav Alvares Award for Best Article Published in the Journal of Dental Education in 2013 by a Junior Scholar. His article, written with other authors when he was a student at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, is “Perceptions and Practices of U.S. Dental Schools Regarding Curriculum Integrated Format and Traditional Format Licensure Exams”. This is a link to the article - http://www.jdentaled.org/content/77/8/1052.full.
Dr. Kim Whippy, 2nd year Pediatric Dentistry Resident, recently completed a global health mission to Guatemala. Please click here to to download a PDF file presentation of the trip.
Dr. Erica Pitera, a 1st year pediatric dentistry resident, recently appeared on the Dr. Oz Show where she showcased her molar shaped cupcakes! Please follow the link for more information and also to view the segment - http://newsroom.cumc.columbia.edu/blog/2013/12/19/cupcakes-cavities/.
January 27, 2014 - match results for residency program in pediatric dentistry.
December 4, 2013 - match results for postgraduate program in orthodontics.
September 18, 2013 - Rally for Medical Research Hill Day
To register and make your voice heard in Washington, please click here: http://rallyformedicalresearch.org/Pages/Hill-Day-Signup.aspx
From Ross A. Frommer, Associate Dean for Government & Community Affairs (212) 305-4967
I invite you to participate in the Rally for Medical Research Hill Day. On Wednesday, September 18th, 2013, a broad coalition of medical research advocates will gather in Washington to urge Congress to make funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) a national priority. This advocacy day follows up on the April rally at which thousands of patients, clinicians, and researchers came together to make their voices heard in support of the NIH. Several dozen Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) faculty, staff, students, and friends participated in the rally.
You are no doubt aware that this is a very difficult time for biomedical research in the United States. Sequestration has already cut NIH extramural funding by 5.7% and the situation could worsen next year. We have to make sure that Congress and others understand how devastating these cuts are and what they will mean for our nation's health, economy, and status as a world leader in research.
Hill Day participants will team up with other advocates to meet with Members of Congress and key staff. Rally organizers will put together the teams and arrange the meetings. To participate, you simply need to register at the link below. Those attending also are invited to a reception for advocates the evening before and a training session and briefing the morning of the rally. You will be done in time to get back to the New York City area Wednesday night.
There is no cost to participate in the Rally for Medical Research Hill Day; however, you are responsible for your own travel costs. If there is a large enough group from CUMC, we can look into coordinating transportation. Please note that this could be considered lobbying so you may not use government grant funds to pay these costs.
Please let me know if you have any questions or need any additional information. Thank you.