Category results for: Research

Relaunch of the Philips Institute for Oral Health Research

The Philips Institute is growing. There  are now over 60 people working within the Institute creating a vibrant research atmosphere with an active seminar series and post graduate club. Approval by the University to start an MS and a PhD program in Oral Health Research will expand the pool of researchers and train the next […]

Faculty Research – Who’s Who in SoD – Dr Yue Sun

Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is the 5th most common cancer worldwide with 200,000 deaths annually. In the US, about 11,000 people die and 40,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. Improvements in surgery and chemoradiation have resulted in modest improvement in the 5-year survival of HNSCC; 48% survival for individuals with locally […]

MS Students who graduated this year

Congratulations to all the MS students who defended their thesis this year. Although none of them graduated from the School of Dentistry they did carry out their research under the supervision of our faculty.  We will continue to see some of them around the school. Paul Dado Kim: MS in Microbiology and Immunology Title: The […]

Updates from IADR international conference

Drs Tufecki, Brickhouse and Best met with 2500 of our closest colleagues at the IADR conference in Cape Town, South Africa the last week of June. Al’s favorite session was an interactive exchange with the Cochrane meta-analysis folks. Small groups did blind reviews of three dental products/procedures and were asked to rate the level of […]

Faculty Research – Who’s Who in SOD Dr Zhao Lin

Dr Lin joined the department of periodontics last year. He divides his time between clinics and his research passion in periodontal regeneration. Treatment of severe periodontal disease is complex. Current treatments involve guided tissue regeneration, using barrier membranes to support bone growth on one side and periodontal tissue growth on the other. While this is […]

AD Williams Projects 2014-2015

“Identifying therapeutic targets for combating human papillomavirus (HPV) positive head and neck cancer” Dr Morgan immorgan@vcu.edu    “Novel biodegradable cell delivery device for periodontal regeneration” Dr Lin  zlin@vcu.edu    “Characterization of the role of microbial nucleic acid sensing in periodontitis and genetic and epigenetic susceptibility for periodontal inflammation.” The on-going projects include clinical, in vivo (mice […]

Access the 10 most-read articles of 2013 from the Journal of Dental Research

Patient Stratification for Preventive Care in Dentistry by W.V. Giannobile, T.M. Braun, A.K. Caplis, L. Doucette-Stamm, G.W. Duff, and K.S. Kornman Adult Human Gingival Epithelial Cells as a Source for Whole-tooth Bioengineering by A. Angelova Volponi, M. Kawasaki, and P.T. Sharpe Global Burden of Oral Conditions in 1990-2010: A Systematic Analysis by W. Marcenes, N.J. Kassebaum, E. Bernabé, […]

Faculty Research – Who’s Who in SOD Dr Janina Lewis

Dr Lewis was on the path to train to be an MD but after volunteering her services in the laboratory of Dr. Louise Temple in the VCU Department of Microbiology she was bitten by the research bug. This inspired her to enroll as a PhD student in the laboratory of Dr. Frank Macrina. She is […]

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Program for Dental Students

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute offers outstanding “year-out” and summer research training programs for students enrolled in schools in the U.S. For 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Year Students: 1) HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program enables dental, students at schools located in the U.S. to spend a year conducting basic, translational, or applied biomedical research at any […]

Faculty Research – Who’s Who in SOD Dr Terence A. Imbery

Set with the task of identifying a research topic for his residency project Dr Imbery was initially stumped – there wasn’t anything  obvious he could think of and was unable to identify a real clinical need as he did not have any clinical research experience. He set about looking at what others in the program […]

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