Biologic and Materials Sciences & Prosthodontics

Student Profile: With a dual DDS and PhD, Ben Swanson brings a ‘clinician-engineer’ vision of scientific discovery and new technologies to clinical care

January 23, 2024

Ben Swanson’s seven-year sojourn in Ann Arbor has been an educational tour de force packed with clinical dentistry training, advanced scientific research, and business and entrepreneurial studies. When he leaves the University of Michigan School of Dentistry after commencement in May, he’ll hold a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and a PhD in the Oral …

Dental school faculty member Isabelle Lombaert receives major innovation award

October 30, 2023

Ann Arbor, Mich., Oct. 30, 2023 – School of Dentistry faculty member Dr. Isabelle Lombaert, a principal investigator for research on finding solutions for dry mouth, or xerostomia, has received a major funding award of $500,000.  She is one of the 2023 recipients of the University of Michigan Medical School’s Frankel Innovation Initiative Award, a …

Research Day: School’s annual event focuses on improving health by advancing science

February 22, 2023

Ann Arbor, Mich., Feb. 22, 2023 – An incredible variety of scientific research projects and a record number of posters energized the annual Research Day on Feb. 16 at the School of Dentistry. The event celebrates the quest for scientific knowledge by students, postdoctoral trainees, staff and faculty members in the research labs and clinics …

School’s research mission and publications remained robust, diverse throughout 2022

January 13, 2023

Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 13, 2023 – Generating new research, a core part of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry’s mission, continued in 2022 with about $25.4 million in annual research expenditures. In addition, more than 240 papers, articles and reviews were published by the school’s faculty in a wide range of topics, including …

Awards highlight staff contributions to School of Dentistry

January 10, 2023

Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 10, 2023 – The School of Dentistry recently acknowledged and honored contributions by staff at the school during its Staff Service Awards event. In addition to highlighting staff for service milestones, the second annual Great Impressions Awards were presented to staff in seven categories. The awards were presented in November during …

Professor Peter Ma awarded for most-cited paper by Biomedical Engineering Society

January 10, 2023

Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 10, 2023 – A research paper published by a University of Michigan School of Dentistry faculty member has been honored as the most-cited paper in the 50-year history of an international journal of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). Professor Peter Ma received the award during the annual meeting of the BMES …

Faculty member Joshua Emrick part of team receiving major NIH grant for pain management research

November 1, 2022

Ann Arbor, Mich., Nov. 1, 2022 – A University of Michigan School of Dentistry faculty member is among researchers joining an important National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiative focused on improving prevention and treatment strategies for opioid addiction, and enhancing pain management. Joshua Emrick, an assistant professor of dentistry in the Department of Biologic and …

Faculty Member Dr. Fei Liu Named Interim Chair of BMSP Department

June 9, 2022

Ann Arbor, Mich., June 9, 2022 – Dr. Fei Liu has been named interim chair of the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences & Prosthodontics (BMSP) at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. The previous chair, Dr. Jan Hu, is now Interim Dean of the school after Dr. Laurie McCauley was appointed Provost of …

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