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GSDM Students Provide Dental Care in Panama

March 24, 2015 in Archives, Community

On January 15, 2015, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) students Christopher Chan and Raman Samra (both DMD 15) traveled to Penonomé, Panama, to provide dental care. The trip was sponsored by North East Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanity (NEVOSH), a Rhode Island based organization dedicated to providing health care to those in need around  the world. In addition to the dental and optometry volunteers, many other medical professionals and students comprised the NEVOSH group. Along with... More

ASDA Annual Food Drive is a Success Once Again

March 24, 2015 in Archives, School News

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Student Affairs and the Boston University Chapter of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) recently hosted their annual food drive benefiting the Boston Medical Center (BMC) Food Pantry and Demonstration Kitchen. For every two non-perishable food items donated by GSDM members between February 2 and 13, 2015, donors received one ticket to a Boston University Terriers Hockey Game. Donors had a choice to either see the Terriers play University of... More

University Retirement Dinner Honors Former Faculty and Staff

March 17, 2015 in Archives, School News

On Thursday, March 5, 2015, dedicated employees who reached their end-of-career milestones were honored at the annual Boston University Retirement Dinner in the Arthur G. B. Metcalf Trustee Center on the Charles River Campus. Among the attendees were four recent retirees from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) including former Clinical Administration Manager in the 7th Floor Dental Health Center Ms. Joann Beer, former Administrative Manager for  Global and Population Health in the Department of Health... More

Faculty Forum Launches Blog Site

March 17, 2015 in Archives, School News

A new blog has been created for the Faculty Forum at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) in order to facilitate increased conversation and collaboration amongst faculty. The blog, which went live this morning, is intended to be a new avenue for faculty to communicate with each other and their Faculty Forum Representatives. According to its Bylaws, the Faculty Forum “provides a venue for discussion of issues of concern among the faculty, and to establish and maintain... More

GSDM Students Provide Dental Care in Nicaragua

March 17, 2015 in Archives, Community

From February 9–18, 2015, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) DMD 15 students Michelle DaRocha, Stephanie Leung, and Keely Matheson traveled to Esteli, Nicaragua to bring dental care to low-income families in the area. Surrounded by the forested mountains in the North Central Highlands, the country’s third largest city was the site of their international externship, completed in partnership with the non-profit Superemos. Since 1999, the organization has been dedicated to providing Esteli-based education and training programs for... More

Third-Annual SNDA Impressions Program a Success

March 10, 2015 in Archives, School News

On Saturday, February 28, 2015, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine’s (GSDM) Student National Dental Association (SNDA), American Student Dental Association (ASDA) and Hispanic Student Dental Association (HSDA) took part in the third-annual SNDA Impressions Program—a day-long event designed to expose pre-dental students to the dental school application process, give them details on how to become a stronger applicant, and show them what a career in dentistry would be like. Seventy-nine pre-dental students from 19 New England colleges... More

Notre Dame Educational Center Dental Health Fair Welcomes GSDM Volunteers

March 10, 2015 in Archives, Community

On Thursday, Feb 26, 2015, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) students volunteered at the Notre Dame Educational Center (NDEC) Dental Health Fair. Co-chairs of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) Ingy Alhelawe DMD 15 and Lana Le DMD 16 organized the event in collaboration with Oral Health Promotion Director Ms. Kathy Lituri and the School’s Office of Global and Population Health (GPH). At an educational table with posters promoting oral health, GSDM students provided information and answers to... More

Mid- Year Promotion Announcements

March 3, 2015 in Uncategorized

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) conducts staff promotions in July—at the start of the new fiscal year—for those who applied to an open position, a restructured position or a newly created position. Promotion announcements are typically issued during that timeframe. Often, however, some staff members receive promotions mid-way through the fiscal year due to filling vacant positions. We would now like to recognize those staff members who received promotions with the Annual Midyear Promotion Announcements. Amanda... More

Dr. Inna Afasizheva Awarded Over $2 Million for Trypanosoma Brucei Research

March 3, 2015 in Uncategorized

Dr. Inna Afasizheva, Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM), was recently awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant of over two million dollars. The grant, titled “Repeat-containing RNA Binding Proteins of Trypanosomes,” focuses on her work with the unicellular parasite Trypanosoma brucei, which is known to cause Human African Trypanosomosis (HAT) or African sleeping sickness. According to Dr. Afasizheva, HAT affects both people and... More

Drs. Mehra and Chigurupati Receive Prestigious Grant

March 3, 2015 in School News, Uncategorized

Associate Professor and Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Dr. Pushkar Mehra and Associate Professor and Director of Research in the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at GSDM Dr. Radhika Chigurupati have been awarded a $75,000 research award from the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation. The award was given for their clinical research, titled “A Prospective Observational Study to Assess Clinical and Radiological Outcomes of Orthognathic Surgery in... More

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