New York State Academic Dental Centers

University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine Dental School Alum Lawrence Tabak Named Acting NIH Director
tabakThe University at Buffalo is proud to share that alumnus Lawrence Tabak has been named the acting director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra, according to an announcement this week by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Tabak, who currently serves as the principal deputy director at the NIH, will assume the role on Dec. 20, and hold the position while the administration searches for a successor for NIH director Francis S. Collins. Read more.


Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College: Disparities in Dental Care Facing Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
There is a divide in access to proper dental care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Many general dentists are not trained to properly handle situations that may arise when treating the population, while caregivers for those with IDD are in a constant search for providers equipped to address the disparities. Read more.