Author: nljohnson

Julie Coe recognized for outstanding published work

Media contact: Nan Johnson, director of communications, nljohnson@vcu.edu (804) 828-0324 Julie M. Coe, D.D.S., M.S., M.B.A., assistant professor in the department of general practice, was one of four recipients of the Olav Alvares Award in March at the 2019 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Chicago. Dr. Coe was recognized for the article “Impact of Community-Based Clinical […]

Tiffany Williams named Big Sister of the Year

Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, Tiffany Williams, D.D.S. (M.S.D. ’14), has been selected as Big Sister of the Year by local non-profit mentoring organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters Services, Inc. She will be celebrated at the organization’s Fall Gala on Oct. 18 at VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art. As honorees, Williams and her “little sister” […]

Dental hygiene students show off research skills, bring home 1st place

Media contact: Nan Johnson, director of communications, nljohnson@vcu.edu, (804) 828-0324 VCU School of Dentistry dental hygiene students presented three research posters at the June meeting of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association in Louisville, Kentucky. Under the faculty advisement of Joan Pellegrini, R.D.H., B.S.D.H, M.S., Ph.D., Cassandra Cooper, Regina Dixon, Helena Nefferdorf, Denise Thieleman and Christina […]

Philips Institute investigator wins Presidential Research Quest Fund award

Media contact: Nan Johnson, director of communications, nljohnson@vcu.edu, (804) 828-0324 Yue Sun, Ph.D. Yue Sun, Ph.D., a principal investigator at the Philips Institute for Oral Health Research, has been named a 2019 VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund awardee for his phosphoinositide research. “This year’s diverse group of 18 faculty represent every VCU academic unit and […]

New name for Oral Health Promotion

Media contact: Nan Johnson, director of communications, nljohnson@vcu.edu, (804) 828-0324 The School of Dentistry’s Department of Oral Health Promotion and Community Outreach is now known as the Department of Dental Public Health and Policy. The change, effective Aug. 1, 2019, more accurately reflects the department’s activities and developing research focus and highlights the emphasis on […]

Frank Macrina – a feather in our cap

Professor, researcher, scientist, author, administrator… friend. Longtime member of the VCU community and founding director of the Philips Institute for Oral and Craniofacial Molecular Biology, now the Philips Institute for Oral Health Research, Francis L. Macrina, Ph.D., received the Presidential Medallion at VCU’s May Commencement exercises. Established in 1984 by the VCU Board of Visitors, […]

Revere Scholars Named

Glass and Jain named Revere Scholars Recognizing outstanding achievements of junior faculty RICHMOND, Va. – June 25, 2019 – Sarah H. Glass (D.D.S ‘14), assistant professor, Oral Diagnostic Sciences, and Sameer D. Jain, B.D.S., M.S., M.S.D., assistant professor and Urgent Care Clinic director, were named Revere Scholars at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. […]

Endodontics graduate program update June 2019

Greetings from the VCU Endodontic Residency Program! The residents are thriving, the literature reviews are ongoing and life is busy if you have been an endodontic resident over this past year. Since I last had the opportunity to write we have seen six more months fly by with many highlights to update you about. Looking […]

Resident update June 2019

by Dr. Adam Sarnowski, 2nd year endodontics resident Here at the VCU School of Dentistry, resident life has been a flurry of activity and excitement. In addition to literature, seminars, and patient care, we have been fortunate to participate in a wide variety of educational experiences over the past few months. In February, VCU hosted […]

Endodontics / radiology / oral pathology faculty update June 2019

Duane R. Schafer, D.D.S., M.S. joins oral pathology department Dr. Duane R. Schafer joins the faculty at the VCU School of Dentistry after a 30-year career with the United States Navy. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from The Ohio State University and completed postgraduate training in Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology at the Naval […]