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. 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.
Accepting Nominations for ADEA Scholarships, Awards, and Fellowships
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range from $1,000 scholarships to $15,000 in support of leadership development
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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.