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Novel targeted therapy could be effective treatment option for deadly childhood cancer

New research from the Philips Institute for Oral Health Research at VCU School of Dentistry — published this week in Cell Reports — demonstrated that a novel targeted therapy could be an effective treatment option for a deadly pediatric cancer known as neuroblastoma.

VCU School of Dentistry ranks 17th among U.S. dental schools in National Institutes of Health research funding

VCU School of Dentistry is now ranked 17th among all U.S. dental schools in National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding, according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR). In 2021, the school received more than $4.8 million from the NIH to advance a wide range of oral health and biomedical research.  “In […]

VCU School of Dentistry Ph.D. student receives National Institutes of Health grant to explore inflammatory disease processes

Hannah Lohner, a third-year student in the Ph.D. in Oral Health program at VCU School of Dentistry, was recently awarded an F31 Fellowship Grant from the National Institutes of Health totalling nearly $120,000 over three years. Working in the lab of Huizhi Wang, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in the Philips Institute of Oral Health, Lohner […]

VCU-led study is the first to assess dental faculty well-being during the pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic forced the world to withdraw for safety in 2020, faculty at dental schools did not report significant decreases in measures of their well-being, according to results from a study led by Carlos S. Smith, D.D.S., M.Div., at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry.  Recently published in the American Dental Education Association’s […]

Study: Many Medicaid-enrolled women in Virginia weren’t aware of dental pregnancy benefits

Though Virginia enacted comprehensive dental care coverage for pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid in March 2015, a significant portion of this population remained unaware of the benefit even years later, according to a study by researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. Recently published in the Journal of Women’s Health, a survey of […]

Executive Summary – Advancing Dental Education in the 21st Century

In preparation for the VCU School of Dentistry’s strategic planning process, Dean David C. Sarrett, DMD, MS, provides an executive summary representing an analysis of Advancing Dental Education in the 21st Century This summary provides a “snapshot” of the challenges, trends and issues in today’s dental education. Areas of Challenge Finances In past 20 years, […]

Brickhouse named interim chair

Tegwyn H. Brickhouse, D.D.S., Ph.D. photo: VCU University Relations BRICKHOUSE NAMED INTERIM CHAIR AT SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY Research and policy strengths help eliminate barriers to oral health for the most vulnerable RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 7, 2017 – Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry Dean and Associate Vice President for Health Sciences, David C. Sarrett, D.M.D., […]

M.S. in Oral Health Research

The VCU School of Dentistry plans to offer an M.S. degree in Oral Health Research starting in Fall 2018. The M.S. is a two-year program and is designed with two groups of students in mind. For students who plan to apply to dental school, the non-thesis track focuses mainly on didactics including core courses and […]

Funding Opportunities

All NIDCR funding opportunities can be found at  http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/NewsAndFeatures/ENewsletters/CurrentNews/ New Opportunities NIDCR NIDCR Small Grant Program for New Investigators (R03) http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-348.html 16 Oct 2015, 16 Feb 2016 This NIDCR Small Grant Program for New Investigators supports basic and clinical research conducted by scientists who are in the early stages of establishing an independent research career […]

Lyubov Slacheva at the 55th Annual American Dental Association (ADA)/Dentsply Student Clinician Research program

The dental profession continues to develop in new ways that allow us to better serve the oral health needs of the public. Dentists in clinical practice best know their patients’ needs, yet may not typically have the means by which to be the pioneers of novel advances. Acknowledging this, organizations like the Pierre Fauchard Academy […]

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