NYU professor receives Golden Apple Award for inspiring careers
September 01, 2014
New York City
— The ADA Council on Dental Education and Licensure honored Dr. Maureen McAndrew, a clinical professor at New York University College of Dentistry, for her work as an outstanding mentor to dental students.
Dr. McAndrew, also the senior director of professional development at NYU College of Dentistry, is the recipient of the 2014 ADA Golden Apple Award for Inspiring Careers in Dental Education.
The annual award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding mentoring of students interested in academic careers and support ADA strategies to help recruit dental school faculty.
"I have always enjoyed mentoring students and colleagues. Indeed, I get as much or more back from these experiences," said Dr. McAndrew. "I firmly believe that being associated with an educational program not only makes you a more knowledgeable clinician, but also enriches your life in many meaningful ways. I consider it a privilege and honor to be able to impact the next generation of dental professionals."
In 2011, Dr. McAndrew received the American Association of Women Dentists P&G/Gillette Hayden Memorial Foundation Research Award and was inducted into the NYU Academy of Distinguished Educators.
"At the core of her commitment to excellence in teaching and learning is her understanding that the secret to success in health care education is a synthesis of scholarly expertise, the dynamic delivery of evidence-based materials and a focus both on outcomes and on nurturing intellectual joy and enthusiasm in students," said Dr. Charles N. Bertolami, dean of the NYU dental school.
Along with receiving the Golden Apple Award, Dr. McAndrew will receive support from CDEL to attend ADA 2014 — America's Dental Meeting.