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Offices and Awards


Saba Ali, associate professor in the Department of Psychology and Quantitative Foundations in the College of Education, has been selected as a Fellow of Division 17 of the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Ghadeer Thalji, assistant professor in the Department of Prosthodontics, has received an 18-month, $63,986 grant from the Osteology Foundation for her research project, “Comparative Assessment of Alternative Macrophage Differentiation in an Early Osseointegration Model in Healthy NonObese Patients vs. Obese Type II Diabetics.”

Co-investigators include Dr. Clark Stanford, Dows and Prosthodontics, and Dr. Lyndon Cooper (University of North Carolina)

Dr. Steven Vincent, professor in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine, has been appointed to serve on the Joint Commission National Dental Examination Standard-Setting Committee starting in November.


Andy Dahl, arborist in the Department of Facilities Management, has been awarded a 2014 True Professionals of Arboriculture Award. The award was presented at the International Society of Arboriculture International Conference on Aug. 4 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


JoAn Knight Herren (BA '68, MA '74, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and College of Education) has successfully completed a two-year interfaith ministry program through One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City.

Lectures and presentations


Judy Thomas (BFA '82) has her art featured in the exhibition Worlds of Wonder: Hudson Valley Artists 2014 at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz. The annual exhibition aims to highlight emerging and mid-career artists living and working in the Hudson Valley.



Ettinger, RL : an article, "Geriatric dentistry in the USA: looking back 30 years. Gerodontology." 2014 Sep;31(3):161-5.

Chi, DL; Ettinger,RL : an article, "Prevention and nonsurgical management of dental caries over the life course for individuals with special health care needs." J Calif Dent Assoc. 2014 Jul;42(7):455-63.

Garcia, LT: an article, "Dental clinics of North America. "Prosthodontics. Preface. Dent Clin North Am. 2014 Jan;58(1):xi-xii.

Thalji, G; Bryington, M; De Kok,IJ; Cooper, LF: an article, "Prosthodontic management of implant therapy." Dent Clin North Am. 2014 Jan;58(1):207-25.

Bohnenkamp, DM : an article, "Removable partial dentures: clinical concepts. "Dent Clin North Am. 2014 Jan;58(1):69-89.

Butali, A; Mossey, P; Adeyemo, W;Eshete, M; Gaines, L; Braimah, R; Aregbesola, B;Rigdon, J; Emeka, C; Olutayo, J; Ogunlewe, O; Ladeinde, A; Abate, F; Hailu, T; Mohammed, I; Gravem, P; Deribew, M; Gesses, M; Adeyemo, A; Marazita, M; Murray, J: an article, "Rare functional variants in genome-wide association identified candidate genes for nonsyndromic clefts in the African population." Am J Med Genet A. 2014 Jul 31. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.36691.

Vargas, MA; Price, RB: an article, "Are all light-curing units suitable to polymerize all resin composites?" Inside Dent. Aug 2014;10(8):36-8.

Kwon, SR; Kolker,JL: an article, "Implement a minimally invasive approach."Dimens Dent Hyg. 2014;12(8):22-25.

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