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Educator Spotlight: Maureen McAndrew, D.D.S., M.S.Ed.

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Dr. Maureen McAndrew could not foresee how her career would change when she took a part-time job teaching at New York University College of Dentistry 16 years ago. The plan had been to teach while earning her master’s degree in education, but the teaching evolved quickly into a full-time position managing clinical faculty and coordinating the curriculum at NYUCD’s new simulation lab. Today she has made lifelong learning a focus of the programming she has created for clinical faculty at NYUCD.

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Educator Spotlight: Christine Harper, M.S.

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In 2005, Christine Harper, M.S., attended a Washington, DC, conference—a gathering of contemplative scholars and scientists in the areas of medicine, psychology and neuroscience. After reviewing the literature on the potential for meditation as an evidence-based intervention, she looked for ways to integrate this practice into the UKCD curriculum, with the goal of helping students improve their academic outcomes.

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Educator Spotlight: Kanchan Ganda, M.D., Professor and Director, Division of Medicine, Department of Comprehensive Care, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

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At Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Kanchan Ganda has created an innovative and beneficial program that teaches students not only to notice the signs of domestic abuse—and how to respond when they see these signs—but also to provide much-needed, sometimes even lifesaving, treatment to victims.

Educator Spotlight: Dr. Stefanie Russell

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“It’s pretty common in a lot of cultures to say that every time a woman has a baby she loses a tooth,” says Dr. Stefanie Russell. This traditional belief piqued her interest and became one of the things the Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion at New York University College of Dentistry investigated in the course of working on her dissertation.
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