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NYUCD and Bluestone Center for Clinical Research Investigators Publish in the International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
New York, September 15, 2014 — Study shows significant difference in height of grafted sinus in subjects treated with two doses of MCBA +rhBMP-2/ACS compared to subjects treated with MCBA alone (control group) three weeks after grafting, with similar heights between the groups after 6 to 9 months postoperative healing. More...

 

NYU College of Dentistry and UCSF Researchers Develop a Framework for Monitoring Oral Cancer Development, Progression and Recurrence
New York, June 11, 2014 — Dr. Brian Schmidt and Dr. Donna Albertson and their team look at shifts in the composition of the oral microbiome, to potentially be promoters or causes of oral cancerEach year, approximately 22,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer. The five-year survival rate of 40% in the U.S. More...

 

A new Study of Oral Mucositis in Head and Neck Cancer Patients to Begin at the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research
New York, May 14, 2014 — The Bluestone Center for Clinical Research has launched a new clinical research study which aims to evaluate a novel oral care protocol for the treatment of oral mucositis. More...

 

Bluestone Intern Rabia Tassaduq to Present at NYU GIPH Capstone and Internship Symposium
New York, May 13, 2014 — Rabia Tassaduq, a candidate for the Master of Public Health degree from the New York University Global Institute of Public Health (NYU GIPH), will present the preliminary findings of a semester-long project during the NYU GIPH Capstone and Internship Symposium on Monday, May 19th. The project, which was initiated by Dr. More...

 

Dr. Chi Tonglien Viet Awarded IASP Early Career Research Grant
New York, May 9, 2014 — Dr. Chi Tonglien Viet, an investigator and adjunct professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the New York University College of Dentistry, was awarded the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) Early Career Research Grant to support her study entitled Mechanisms of OPRM1 Regulation in Head and Neck Cancer Pain. Dr. More...

 

Bluestone Center for Clinical Research Investigators Publish in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene
New York, April 25, 2014 — Study demonstrates that the Panasonic EW-DL90 toothbrush safely and effectively removes more plaque than a standard manual toothbrush after 1 and 3 weeks of use. Improvement in gingival inflammation was observed after 1 week of treatment, but there was no difference between the two groups after 3 weeks. More...

 

NYU Researcher Dr. Stephen Ross Has Research Featured in The Atlantic
New York, April 24, 2014 — On April 22, 2014, The Atlantic published an article featuring the research of Dr. Stephen Ross, Director of the Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse at Bellevue Hospital, Clinical Director of the NYU Langone Center of Excellence on Addiction, and Director of the NYU Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship. Dr. More...

 

President Grant and Funding Research for Oral Cancer
New York, February 20, 2014 — On February 18, 2014, Roll Call published an article authored by Dr. Brian L Schmidt, Director of the NYU Bluestone Center for Clinical Research. More...

 

NYUCD and BCCR Investigators Publish in the International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
New York, December 12, 2013 — Study demonstrates a direct relationship between the dose of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein type 2 (rhBMP-2) and the amount of vital bone formation following sinus augmentation procedures. More...

 

NYU College of Dentistry and Bluestone Center for Clinical Research Investigator Publishes in Cancer Prevention Research
New York, November 12, 2013 — Study demonstrates that there was no significant difference in clinical response between subjects with oral leukoplakia who were treated with Bowman Birk Inhibitor Concentrate (a serine protease inhibitor isolated from soybeans) and those treated with a placebo. More...

 

NYU College of Dentistry and Bluestone Center for Clinical Research Investigators Publish in Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry
New York, October 14, 2013 — Study demonstrates addition of recombinant human platelet-derived growth factor lead to significantly more vital bone formation at four to five months following sinus augmentation. More...

 

NYU College of Dentistry and NYU Oral Cancer Center Investigators Share Collaborative NIH Clinical Trial Planning Grant Using Genomics to Tailor Treat
New York, October 7, 2013 — The New York University College of Dentistry today announced that Dr. Brian Schmidt, NYU Oral Cancer Director, and Dr. Donna Albertson, Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, have received a $150,000 collaborative research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to further develop their work on biomarkers of oral cancer metastasis. More...

 

NYU Oral Cancer Center Invited Speaker Dr. Nathaniel Jeske will present, "Arrestin Scaffolding in Nociceptor Neurobiology."
New York, September 27, 2013 — The NYU Oral Cancer Center, together with the NYU College of Dentistry and Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, welcomes Nathaniel Jeske, PhD, Assistant Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center of Antonio. Dr. Jeske will discuss, Arrestin Scaffolding in Nociceptor Neurobiology today, at 2:00 pm. More...

 

NYU Oral Cancer Center hosts Andrew Sikora, MD, PhD for Head and Neck Cancer Seminar
New York, September 25, 2013 — In conjunction with theNYU College of Dentistry, the NYU Oral Cancer Center andBluestone Center for Clinical Researchare pleased to welcome Andrew Sikora, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Head and Neck Translational Research, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. More...

 

Dr. Donna Albertson Joins NYU College of Dentistry as Oral Cancer Researcher
New York, September 17, 2013 — Dr. Donna Albertson has been appointed a tenured professor of oral and maxillofacial Surgery and a member of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research (BCCR) faculty and the NYU Oral Cancer Center (NYU OCC) faculty at the NYU College of Dentistry (NYUCD); it was announced jointly by Dr. Charles N. More...

 

Brian L. Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD, Featured Speaker at UNC School of Dentistry Pain Seminar Series
New York, September 11, 2013 — NYU College of Dentistry's Dr. Brian L. Schmidt will be the featured speaker at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry this Friday, September 13th. Dr. Schmidt is the director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research and NYU Oral Cancer Center and is a professor in the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. More...

 

The Mayday Fund Announces 2013-14 Winners of the Mayday Pain & Society Fellowship
New York, September 3, 2013 — New York College of Dentistry's Brian L. Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD named Mayday Pain Society FellowThe Mayday Fund today announced the selection of six experts in pain management to be Fellows of The Mayday Pain Society Fellowship, including Brian L. More...

 

NYU College of Dentistry and Bluestone Center Investigators Publish in Journal of Periodontology
New York, August 16, 2013 — Investigators found that maxillary sinus membrane perforation, a complication of the maxillary sinus augmentation procedure, is not an adverse complication when properly restored during surgery. More...

 

NYUCD's Bluestone Center for Clinical Research Participates in FDA-Backed Study of Benzocaine Gels for Temporary Relief of Toothache Pain
New York, June 27, 2013 — Bluestones ability to quickly recruit the qualified patient population was integral to the success of the study. More...

 

Donna G. Albertson, PhD, Featured Speaker at NYU Cancer Institute Research Seminar Series
New York, June 17, 2013 — TheNYU Oral Cancer CenterandNYU Cancer Instituteare pleased to welcome Donna G. Albertson, PhD to theNYU Langone Medical Center, this Wednesday, June 19. Dr. More...

 

Bluestone Welcomes Claudia Hirawat, President of PTC Therapeutics, May 21st
New York, May 15, 2013 — The Bluestone Center for Clinical Research is pleased to welcome Claudia Hirawat, President of PTC Therapeutics, to the NYU College of Dentistry, Tuesday, May 21st.Cludia Hirawat joined PTC Therapeutics in 2000. More...

 

Bluestone Welcomes Dr. Samit Hirawat, Senior Vice President, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, May 21st
New York, May 15, 2013 — The Bluestone Center for Clinical Research is pleased to welcome Dr. Samit Hirawat, Senior Vice President, Global Program Head,Novartis Pharmaceuticals to the NYU College of Dentistry Tuesday, May 21st.Samit Hirawat, M.D. More...

 

Bluestone and NYU Oral Cancer Center Director Brian Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD to deliver Blair Hesketh Memorial Lecture, Friday, April 26
New York, April 24, 2013 — Bluestone Center for Clinical Research and NYU Oral Cancer Center Director Dr. Brian Schmidt will deliver the Blair Hesketh Memorial Lecture at the annual meeting of the British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists, this Friday, April 26th. Dr. More...

 

The Potential of Psilocybin to Alleviate Psychological and Spiritual Distress in Cancer Patients is Revealed
New York, January 30, 2013 — NYU Bluestone Investigator, Anthony P. Bossis, Contributes Chapter to Psychological Aspects of CancerImprovements in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers in recent years have led to a marked increase in patients physical survival rates. More...

 

$ 8 Million NIH Grant Supports Collaborative Study on Outcomes from High Dose Radiation Therapy
New York, December 11, 2012 — The NYU College of Dentistrys Bluestone Center for Clinical Research is one of five institutions sharing an $8.15 million grant to examine treatment outcomes in head and neck cancer patients receiving high-dose radiation therapy. As a site investigator, Bluestone Director Dr. Brian L. More...

 

NIH Grant Awarded to Collaborative Research Group to Identify Oral Cancer Biomarkers
New York, December 7, 2012 — The Bluestone Center for Clinical Research at the NYU College of Dentistry is one of four institutions participating in a project to identify biomarkers of oral cancer metastasis. More...

 

NYU Bluestone Researcher Receives Muriel and Virginia Pless Center for Nursing Pilot Award
New York, December 3, 2012 — NYU Bluestone Center for Clinical Research investigator Dr. Marilyn Hammer has been awarded the Muriel and Virginia Pless Center for Nursings pilot award to study the association between hyperglycemia and symptom severity in patients with cancer. Dr. More...

 

Bluestone's Dr. Brian Schmidt and BBRI's Dr. Markus Hardt Share NIH grant to Collaborate with Informationists
New York, November 29, 2012 — NYU College of Dentistrys Dr. Brian L. Schmidt and Boston Biomedical Research Institutes Dr. More...

 

Dr. Brian L. Schmidt will discuss oral cancer screening at the Greater New York Dental Meeting on Wednesday, November 28, from 10am-4:30pm
New York, November 28, 2012 — Dr. Brian L. Schmidt, Director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, will join an elite panel of dental educators for the Greater New York Dental Meetings Live Theater event this Wednesday, November 28, from 10am-4:30pm.Dr. Schmidts role will focus on an issue of paramount importance, oral cancer screening. More...

 

Dr. Brian L. Schmidt will be the featured speaker at the Greater New York Dental Meeting on Monday, November 26th
New York, November 26, 2012 — Dr. Brian L. Schmidt, Director of the NYU College of Dentistrys Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, will be the featured speaker at the Greater New York Dental Meeting this evening. Dr. Schmidt will present, Understanding Oral Cancer after Completion of the Human Genome Project. More...

 

Dr Stephanie Corby-Nunes presents poster:The Use of Decompression in the Management of Keratocystic Odontogenic Tumor
New York, November 26, 2012 — Dr Stephanie Coryby-Nunes presents poster, The Use of Decompression in the Management of Keratocystic Odontogenic Tumor at Greater NY Dental Meeting.Dr. Stephanie Nuns is a clinical research fellow at the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research working with Dr. More...

 

Bluestone Scientists publish on the cover of The Journal of Neuroscience
New York, November 25, 2012 — An article by by Drs. David K. Lam and Brian L. Schmidt of the NYU College of Dentistrys Bluestone Center for Clinical Research made the cover of the October 10, 2012, issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. Dr. David Lam is a post-doctoral fellow at UCSF. Dr. Dongmin Dang, Jianan Zhang, and Dr. John C. More...

 

Dr. Brian Schmidt to deliver Keynote Lecture for 1st Annual OMFS Research Day
New York, November 8, 2012 — Dr. Brian Schmidt will give the keynote lecture at the 1st Annual Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery(OMFS) Research Day at the Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University, in Montreal on Friday, November9th. Dr. Schmidt will be speaking on The Neurobiology of Cancer Pain, Palliation and Survival. More...

 

Bluestone Visiting Scholar Appointed Professorship in Brazil
New York, August 20, 2012 — Bluestone Center for Clinical Research is pleased to announce the faculty appointment of Dr. Daniel Bernab to the Department of Pathology and Clinical Propedeutics at So Paulo State University (UNESP), Araatuba School of Dentistry in So Paulo, Brazil.Dr. More...

 

NYU College of Dentistry Receives Grant to Identify Biomarkers for the Progression of Periodontal Disease
New York, May 31, 2012 — NYU College of Dentistry has been selected as one of five institutions that are sharing a $20.7 million grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIH) to the Forsyth Institute to find new ways to diagnose and fight periodontal disease. As the recipient of a $1. More...

 

C3 Jian Obtains FDA Acceptance of Investigational New Drug Application
new York, May 24, 2012 — C3 Jian, Inc., a private company focused on providing improved oral healthcare, announced today that its Investigational New Drug Application (IND) for its novel drug, C16G2, has been accepted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). C3 Jian expects the Phase 1 clinical trial to start in July. More...

 

NIH Grant using Genomics to Tailor Oral Cancer Treatment Awarded to Drs. Brian L. Schmidt and Donna G. Albertson
New York, April 23, 2012 — This is a collaborative research between Drs. Brian L. Schmidt, NYU College of Dentistry and Donna G. Albertson, University of California, San Francisco. The National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), awarded a two-year grant to Dr. Brian L. More...

 

Welcome to Stephanie Nunes, DDS, MS; a new member of the Bluestone Center's team of researchers
New York, March 20, 2012 — Dr. Nuness project will focus on the development of molecular approaches for the diagnosis of a type of tumor called odontogenic keratocysts (KOTs). The keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KOT), formerly known as the odontogenic keratocyst (OKC) is an aggressive jaw tumor. More...

 

Dr. Chi Viet, DDS, PhD; receives a grant from the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation
New York, March 19, 2012 — Congratulations to Chi Viet, DDS, PhD; on being awarded a grant from the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation in the amount of $75,000 for the proposal Pre-Clinical Trial of Decitabine and Cisplatin Combination Therapy as a Novel Approach. Her grant was also chosen for the Stephen B. More...

 

Sam Bae, NYU College of Dentistry Wins First Place in ADA/Dentsply Student Clinician Research Program, Basic Science Competition
New York, October 20, 2011 — Mr. Sam Bae, a fourth-year student at New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD), has been awarded first place in the basic science category of the 2011 American Dental Association/Dentsply Student Clinician Research Program at the ADA annual meeting in Las Vegas, Nev. All U.S. More...

 

Bluestone Researcher Yi Ye Authors Cover Article in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
New York, September 28, 2011 — Research by Dr. Yi Ye, a post doctoral researcher in the cancer pain laboratory of Dr. Brian Schmidt at New York University, links a protein produced by cancers (NGF) to inflammation, cancer progression, pain, and cachexia.In her article, Dr. More...

 

Dr. Brian L. Schmidt Kicks Off Cancer Pain Awareness Month at NYU Cancer Center
New York, September 7, 2011 — To kick off NYU Langone Medical Centers September Pain Awareness Month, Dr. Brian L. More...

 

DR. BRIAN L. SCHMIDT has been named the new Director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research
New York, September 24, 2010 — Dr. Brian Schmidt is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon specializing in symptom management and care of oral cancer patients and Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. More...

 

NYUCD RECEIVES $3.5 MILLION GIFT TO SUPPORT ORAL CANCER RESEARCH, TREATMENT, AND TRAINING INITIATIVES OF DR. BRIAN SCHMIDT
New York, September 24, 2010 — The NYU College of Dentistry has received an anonymous gift in the amount of $3.5 million to support the oral cancer research, treatment, and training initiatives of Dr. Brian L. Schmidt, the newly appointed Director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical. More...

 

Novel Approach for the Management of Anxiety and Psychosocial Distress in Advanced Cancer Patients
New York, January 27, 2009 — There have been great improvements in the understanding and treatment of cancers within the last several decades which have led to increases in survival rates. However, addressing the physical and psychological needs of individuals with advanced cancer remains an inadequately understood and understudied area of focus. More...

 

Jonathan A. Ship: Profile in Courage
New York, May 6, 2008 — Dr. Jonathan A. Ship, a Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology Medicine at the NYU College of Dentistry, Director of NYUs Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, and the NYU PEARL Network Chair, passed away on April 18, 2008. He was 49 years old. Dr. Ship had fought a courageous battle against lung cancer for more than a year. More...

 

Women: Orofacial pain may be related to multiple causes
New York, January 15, 2008 — Chronic pain in the facial muscles and jaw joint is a common disorder, and can significantly impair a persons ability to function. Eating, swallowing, communicating, working, socializing, and even sleeping can be affected by chronic orofacial pain. More...

 

New Treatment for Human Papillomavirus Infections of the Mouth
New York, January 3, 2008 — The NYU Bluestone Center for Clinical Research is actively engaged in an exciting study examining the effectiveness and safety of administering a topical drug for the treatment of oral warts. More...

 

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS)
New York, December 15, 2007 — Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a common condition seen in middle-aged persons. As many as 40-50% of adults aged 60 years or older have some form of sleep related breathing disorder, most commonly snoring. More...

 

Relations between Gastrointestinal and Oropharyngeal Secretions in HIV+ Adults: NIH Study Funded
New York, October 15, 2007 — HIV infected adults develop numerous complications due to their disease, including problems affecting their mouth and throat (oropharynx) and gastrointestinal system. More...

 

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus New Drug Studies
New York, September 2, 2007 — Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) or Lupus as it is commonly referred to, is an autoimmune disease of unknown cause that affects many different organ systems and has a great variety of clinical manifestations. The disease disproportionately affects women of child-bearing years and minorities (eg, blacks, Hispanics and Asians). More...

 

Acute Dental Pain Study Initiated
New York, June 2, 2007 — Millions of children, adolescents, and adults experience severe tooth pain each day due to broken teeth and cavities. There are many topical treatments for the relief of dental (tooth) pain, but none have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to establish their effectiveness. More...

 

Polypharmacy-Induced Xerostomia Study Completed and Published
New York, February 12, 2007 — Polypharmacy is a common cause of salivary hypofunction, producing symptoms of dry mouth or xerostomia, especially among older populations. As the number of older people continues to increase, polypharmacy-induced salivary hypofunction is becoming an increasing problem. More...

 

New Study Drives Home the Importance of Tooth Brushing and Dental Flossing
New York, August 13, 2006 — The list of excuses for not brushing or flossing is endless, but according to a new study published in the Journal of Periodontology in August of 2006, these are two tasks that should not be omitted from the daily oral hygiene routine. More...

 

Grants and Philanthropy Nurses' Station in Bluestone Center to Be Named for Dr. and Mrs. Gerry Curatola
New York, November 9, 2004 — A generous gift from Dr. Gerry Curatola, Class of 1983, and his wife, Georgia, will name the nurses station in the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research. The nurses station provides personnel and equipment to monitor the well-being of patients participating in clinical studies. More...