Events Calendar

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 -  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

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

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 -

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 -

January 27, 2014 - match results for residency program in pediatric dentistry.

December 4, 2013 - match results for postgraduate program in orthodontics.

October 1, 2013 - application deadline for both the Postdoctoral M.S. Degree in Orthodontics Program and Residency Program for Pediatric Dentistry for July 1, 2014 entry.

September 18, 2013 - Rally for Medical Research Hill Day

To register and make your voice heard in Washington, please click here:

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.



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