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Transitions, Appointments and Awards - September 2012

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Cristina Teixeira, D.D.S., D.M.D., Ph.D., MSc., Appointed Chair of the Department of Orthodontics at New York University College of Dentistry

Dr. Teixeira

Dr. Cristina Teixeira, associate professor of orthodontics and of basic science and craniofacial biology, has been appointed Chair of the Department of Orthodontics at New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD), effective immediately. Dr. Teixeira had been serving as the interim chair of the Department of Orthodontics since September 2011.

The announcement was made by Dr. Charles N. Bertolami, Herman Robert Fox Dean, and Dr. Richard I. Vogel, Executive Vice Dean of New York University College of Dentistry.

“As interim chair, Dr. Teixeira has demonstrated leadership in research, teaching, and patient care,” said Dr. Bertolami. “Her accomplishments include formulating a comprehensive new curriculum for the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics, and co-founding CTOR, the Consortium for Translational Orthodontic Research at New York University. CTOR has facilitated research, development, and clinical testing of new orthodontic treatments and technologies,” added Dean Vogel.

Dr. Teixeira joined NYUCD in 2001, and has won NIH funding and other national and international recognition for research in bone and cartilage biology.

In the past few years Dr. Teixeira has received the Outstanding Research Award from the University of Pennsylvania, the Young Investigator Award at the First International Conference on the Growth Plate, the B. F. Dewell Memorial Research Award from the American Association of Orthodontics Foundation, and the Young Investigator Award at Conferences in Orthodontic Advances in Science and Technology. As a founding member of CTOR, the first consortium of its kind dedicated to translational research in the field of orthodontics, her efforts have produced two patents. 

Now Accepting Nominations for ADEA Scholarships, Awards, and Fellowships

Attention students, educators, and institutions: ADEA recognizes achievement and distinction among its members through an awards program. Among the awards offered in conjunction with ADEA's corporate partners are student scholarships, awards for educators, and funding opportunities for various fellowships. Awards range from $1,000 scholarships to $15,000 in support of leadership development education or $15,000 stipends to pursue three-month fellowships in Washington, DC.

Visit ADEA.org for more about awards and how to apply. Self-nominations from individual members are accepted for many awards. Award recipients will be recognized at the 2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Seattle, Washington, March 16–19, 2013. 

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