Periodontics & Oral Medicine

Kenyan TV station covers school’s Global Initiatives program

March 12, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., March 12, 2020 – University of Michigan School of Dentistry students and faculty who recently provided dental care for school children in Kenya were featured in a report by a Kenyan television station. Ten dental students, three dental hygiene students and two members of the school’s Internationally Trained Dentist Program went with …

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Journal of Clinical Investigation Publishes New Cancer Research by Lead Author Yu Leo Lei

February 24, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Feb. 24, 2020 – A research team led by School of Dentistry faculty member Yu Leo Lei has published a new study advancing the understanding of how tumors suppress the innate immune system. Published today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the study, “HPV16 drives cancer immune escape via NLRX1-mediated degradation of …

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New Faculty Join School

January 23, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes New Faculty Updates are published in January and July each year to introduce full-time faculty who have joined the School of Dentistry. Ann Arbor, Mich., January 23, 2020 – The two new full-time faculty members who joined the School of Dentistry since Aug. 1, 2019, specialize in pediatric dentistry and periodontology. Here are brief biographies …

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Dental School Faculty Receive Award for Major Bioscience Initiative

December 9, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Dec. 9, 2019 – School of Dentistry faculty member Dr. David Kohn will lead a new research project that seeks to develop advanced materials that control the programming of cells and their spatio-temporal organization into functional three-dimensional tissues. Kohn, a professor in the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences & Prosthodontics and …

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Faculty help celebrate JDR’s 100th Year

November 25, 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Journal of Dental Research, one of the most prominent research publications in the dental field, turned 100 years old this year. To commemorate and celebrate, the journal created a series of articles, papers and podcasts that highlight topics from its pages over the past century as it continuously transformed dental, oral and craniofacial research …

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$3.8 million ‘Cancer Moonshot’ research grant awarded to dental school; Dr. Yu Leo Lei will lead researchers from U-M, other universities

October 18, 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Oct. 18, 2019 – School of Dentistry faculty member Dr. Yu Leo Lei is the principal investigator for research on new cancer prevention therapies that has been funded by a major grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). The five-year, $3.8 million …

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Darnell Kaigler appointed Major Ash Collegiate Professor of Periodontics

October 14, 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Oct. 14, 2019 – Darnell Kaigler, Jr., associate professor of dentistry, has been appointed the Major M. Ash Collegiate Professor of Periodontics. The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved the appointment at its September meeting. The initial, five-year appointment runs through Aug. 31, 2024, and is renewable. Dr. Kaigler was recommended …

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Faculty member Marita Inglehart receives Hollenshead Inspire Award from CEW+

September 25, 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 25, 2019 – School of Dentistry faculty member Marita Inglehart has been named a 2019 recipient of the Carol Hollenshead Inspire Award for Excellence in Promoting Equity and Social Change presented by CEW+. Four University of Michigan faculty members and one staff member received the award and will make presentations at …

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Marita Inglehart among U-M faculty to receive new diversity professorship appointment

September 19, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 19, 2019 – School of Dentistry faculty member Marita Inglehart is one of nine University of Michigan Professors who have been named the inaugural recipients of University Diversity and Social Transformation Professorships. The U-M Board of Regents approved the appointments Thursday at its September meeting. The professorships were created to recognize …

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