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Lamster, D.D.S.,
MAYOR’S OFFICE RECOGNIZES DENTAL SCHOOL NAME CHANGE Ira Lamster, D.D.S., M.Sc., dean of the College of Dental Medicine, reads a proclamation from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recognizing the official changing of the dental school's name from the School of Dental & Oral Surgery to the College of Dental Medicine. An event celebrating the new name was held at the Faculty Club in April. The name was changed to reflect the school's emphasis on both medicine and dentistry.

A LONG-AWAITED RETURN David Figurski, Ph.D., professor of microbiology, who suffered cerebral hemorrhages in January 2005, returned to CUMC part-time in March. Dr. Figurski received life-saving surgery at New York–Presbyterian Hospital and has since made steady progress through rehabilitation therapy with the support of his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Dr. Figurski has resumed his role as lab head, directing a research program that focuses
Gerald Fischbach and David Figurski
Gerald Fischbach and David Figurski
on the oral pathogen Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans. During his absence, his lab was overseen by Department of Microbiology colleagues Howard Shuman, Ph.D., professor of microbiology; C.S. Hamish Young, Ph.D., professor of microbiology (retired June’05), and Jonathan Dworkin, Ph.D., assistant professor of microbiology. Dr. Figurski and the Department of Microbiology are particularly grateful to Dr. Dennis Mangan and his staff at the NIH/NIDCR, who provided invaluable guidance concerning grant management during Dr. Figurski’s absence.

P&S students had resounding success in their residency matches this year.
A JOYOUS MATCH DAY P&S students had resounding success in their residency matches this year. All students matched at top training programs across the country. An interesting fact: all P&S couples who applied to the same sites were accepted (though not necessarily into the same specialty). Here a happy group reacts after learning of the residency programs they will be starting in July.


THE NEW "HARVEY" HAS ARRIVED Nell Eisenberg, M.D., assistant clinical professor of
The new simulator has been dramatically upgraded with state-of-the-art technology and is available to the CUMC community for teaching and assessing bedside cardiac skills.
medicine, examines the latest generatiion of Harvey, the cardiopulmonary patient simulator upon his delivery to the medical center library in February. The new simulator has been dramatically upgraded with state-of-the-art technology and is available to the CUMC community for teaching and assessing bedside cardiac skills. With Dr. Eisenberg are from left: librarians Nighat Ispahany, Dina Matsoukas, Marina Chilov and Susan Klimley. Cori Salviti, M.D., a third-year resident in Medicine, is at right. For more information contact Ms. Matsoukas at km2056@ columbia.edu, tel: 212-305-3692, or
hs-library@columbia.edu.

CUMC "FACTS" BROCHURE AVAILABLE Vital Statistics 2006, a publication that describes Columbia University Medical Center by the numbers, is now available. The publication is a three-panel card that fits in a pocket or a No. 10 envelope.

Produced by Communications & External Relations, the publication provides data on student enrollment, budgets, philanthropy, and faculty by schools. Copies of the publication may be requested from Communications & External Relations, cumcnews@columbia.edu or 212-305-3900.


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