Release Date: May 3, 2002
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Mirdza E. Neiders, D.D.S., professor of oral diagnostic sciences in the School of Dental Medicine at the University at Buffalo, has been named a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor.
The designation, a rank above that of full professor, honors and recognizes outstanding teaching. To earn the designation, recipients must have a record of consistently superior performance in teaching skills, scholarship and professional growth, student services and academic standards, requirements and evaluation of student performance.
The appointment was approved last week by the SUNY Board of Trustees.
A UB faculty member since 1962, Neiders has served twice as acting chair of the Department of Oral Biology in the School of Dental Medicine, and was a member of the Biomedical Sciences Study Section for the National Institutes of Health for eight years. She directed UB's Oral Pathology Graduate Training program for four years.
She is director of the Breath Disorders Clinic -- one of five special-care clinics in the dental school -- and also serves as a primary consultant to the Salivary Gland Dysfunction Clinic and the Oral Medicine Clinic. She received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2001, which honors those who consistently have demonstrated superb teaching at the undergraduate, graduate or professional level. She also has been named Alpha Omega dental fraternity's Teacher of the Year.
Neiders received a bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University, a master's degree in general pathology from The University of Chicago and a dental degree from the University of Michigan. She served her residency in periodontics at UB.
She resides in Snyder.