From Left: Congressman Donald Payne Jr., Dean Cecile A. Feldman, RBHS Provost Patricia Fitzgerald-Bocarsly, Dr. Daniel Fine, Chair, Department of Oral Biology.
Room for Discovery
RSDM Opens New $16 Million Research Space
RSDM on Friday marked the grand opening of its expanded research facilities, completed with $16 million in state funding. The new facilities, totaling 25,000 square feet, include an expansion of the Center for Oral Biology, where researchers are working on treatments for cancer, systemic illnesses and drug-resistant pathogens, in addition to oral health diseases.
Time for Change
Dean Helps Lead Effort to End Live Patient Licensure Exams
The existing dental licensure process should be replaced by a standardized system that avoids the unpredictability of recruiting human patients, said RSDM Dean Cecile A. Feldman, co-chair of a task force that recommended the changes. The practice of granting dental licenses based on live patients can be fraught with complications and expense for students and varies too widely from state to state, said Dean Feldman. The recommendations, which would radically alter the process of licensure, were supported by three major dental and educational organizations. LEARN MORE
Message of Unity
In Wake of Synagogue Shootings,
Dean Reaffirms RSDM's Dedication to Diversity and Support
Dean Cecile A. Feldman
Dean Cecile A. Feldman shared her response to the mass shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue last month, reaffirming RSDM's commitment to diversity and compassion. "Let's continue to be a strong voice for embracing diversity and help each other through these times of senseless acts,'' she wrote in an email to the RSDM community. LEARN MORE
Halloween Fun on the Clinic Floor
The spirit of Halloween on full display in the Department of Pediatrics
RSDM proved once again that you can celebrate Halloween and still promote oral health. Throughout our clinics on October 31, students, staff and faculty greeted patients with costumes that ran the gamut from unicorns to wildcats.
Celebration to Honor RSDM Employees Slated for Nov. 28
Nanina's in the Park
Staff and faculty marking milestone work anniversaries will be honored at a Nov. 28 employee celebration at Nanina's in the Park in Belleville at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for faculty, staff and guests but honorees marking five-year work anniversaries get in free. Tickets are on sale until 11/13. To RSVP, contact Keisha Nettles in B821 or Maria Flores in B856.
Attendees must RSVP to secure their seat.