New York University College of Dentistry’s (NYUCD’s) Dr. Maureen McAndrew, Clinical Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive care and Senior Director of Professional Development, has been awarded the 2014 American Dental Association (ADA) Golden Apple Award for Inspiring Careers in Dental Education.
Dr. McAndrew is the creator and director of the Excellence in Clinical Teaching Program and Class ACTS (Advanced Clinical Teaching Scholars) program at the NYU College of Dentistry. Dr. McAndrew also serves as the course director for the Selective in Teaching Skills and the Practicum in Clinical Teaching for third- and fourth-year dental students with an interest in academia and teaches Introduction to Pedagogy to all postgraduate residents.
“Maureen McAndrew is an exemplary educator,” said Dr. Charles N. Bertolami, Dean of the NYU College of Dentistry. “At the core of her commitment to excellence in teaching and learning is her understanding that the secret to success in healthcare 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.”
The ADA Golden Apple Awards commend dental society leaders, members and staff who have contributed to the success of their oral health-related programs and activities. As a recipient of the Golden Apple Award for Inspiring Careers in Dental Education, Dr. McAndrew is recognized as an outstanding mentor, willing to share her knowledge in order to enhance the scholarly, professional and personal development of aspiring and emerging dental faculty. Reflecting this sentiment, one of her students has said, “Dr. McAndrew has instilled in me the tools I need not only to do well in dental school, but to become a successful researcher, and hopefully, professor.”
Dr. McAndrew is a recipient of two NYU Humanities Council Curricular Development Grants and a PrMEIR grant from the NYU School of Medicine. She was the 2009 ADEA/Gies Education Fellow and a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. In 2011, she received the Association of Women Dentists P&G/Gillette Hayden Memorial Foundation Research Award and was inducted into the NYU Academy of Distinguished Educators.