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Research Celebrated During Science Day 2015

April 28, 2015 in Archives, Research

On March 19, 2015, members of the Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) gathered in the Hiebert Lounge for Science Day, an annual event which highlights research at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM). The day’s agenda included a poster session, a keynote address, oral presentations, lunch, and a vendor fair which took place in the cafeteria at 100 East Newton Street. The day began with a poster viewing session and lunch followed by opening remarks from Dean... More

Dr. Paula K. Friedman Wins Prestigious Award for Her Work in Geriatric Dentistry

April 28, 2015 in Archives, Research

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Professor in the Department of General Dentistry Dr. Paula K. Friedman was honored at the 27th Annual Meeting on Special Care Dentistry in Denver, Colorado, held March 27­–29, 2015. Dr. Friedman was presented with the Ronald L. Ettinger Award for her outstanding service to the field of geriatric dentistry. The Ronald L. Ettinger Award is presented annually to the member of the Special Care Dentistry Association (SCDA) who exemplifies the qualities... More

Muslim Student Associations Join Together to Honor North Carolina Dental Student

April 28, 2015 in Archives, Community

Muslim dental students and the Muslim Student Association (MSA) came together on March 21, 2015 to honor the memory of a fellow dental student. Students from the Muslim Student Associations at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM), Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, New York University College of Dentistry, and Rutgers School of Dental Medicine all collaborated at an event called “Downtown Smiles” to honor the memory of University of North Carolina dental student Deah Barakat, More

Students Share Experiences from China Externship

April 21, 2015 in Uncategorized

On Tuesday, April 7, 2015, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) DMD 15 students Michelle Darocha, Michael Lee, Derek Leung, and Keely Matheson gave a well-attended presentation to the GSDM community about their three-week International Externship Exchange Program to three world-renowned institutions for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) located in China. The September 2014 trip included an exchange program with the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Stomatology in Shanghai, The Fourth Military Medical University School of... More

Dr. Sok-Ja Janket Reviews Cutting Edge Biology in High Impact Scientific Journal

April 21, 2015 in Alumni, Archives, Research

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Research Associate Professor in the Department of General Dentistry Dr. Sok-Ja Janket and her colleagues co-authored an article titled, “Oral Infections, Metabolic Inflammation, Genetics and Cardiometabolic Diseases” which was published online on April 3, 2015 by the Journal of Dental Research. The article discusses the molecular biology of oral infections in relation to various systemic inflammatory diseases including obesity, insulin resistance, hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular disease. The article... More

Art and Science Intersect at the 25th Annual BUMC Art Days

April 21, 2015 in Archives, People, School News

This year marked the 25th anniversary of Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) Art Days, an arts initiative designed to foster the creative arts among the BUMC community. Held on March 30 and 31 in Hiebert Lounge, the exhibit featured 90 works of art from 38 artists across BUMC, including one artist from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM). Established in 1991 by then Dean of Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) Dr. Aram Chobanian, BUMC Art Days... More

Scientists Make No Bones about First Study of Osteocytes on Space Station

April 14, 2015 in Archives, Research

Researchers may be “excyted” to learn that osteocyte cultures are headed to the International Space Station this spring for the first time. With their delivery on the next SpaceX commercial resupply services mission this month, the Osteocytes and mechano-transduction (Osteo-4) investigation team will analyze the effects of microgravity on this type of bone cell. Understanding these effects will be critical as astronauts plan for future missions that require longer exposure to microgravity, such as to deep space or Mars. The... More

GSDM Faculty Forum Holds Spring Meeting

April 14, 2015 in Archives, School News

The Faculty Forum at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) held its first meeting of 2015 on Wednesday, March 25. This marked the first gathering since new   representatives were elected in December 2014. The agenda included a new Faculty Forum Blog, proposed changes to the Faculty Forum Bylaws and election process, as well as proposed changes to University-wide faculty and staff benefits. The purpose of the Faculty Forum is to enable faculty to get together and learn... More

Alpha Omega brings GSDM to the JCC Wellness Expo

April 14, 2015 in Archives, Community

On Sunday, March 22, 2015, members of Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) participated in the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (JCC) Wellness Expo in Newton, Massachusetts. Co-sponsored by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, the JCC Wellness Expo provided wellness and fitness activities for the whole family. Activities included everything from expert running advice to a make-your-own-smoothie station. “We noticed that in the past, a booth discussing oral health care was missing at... More

Dr. Frank Oppenheim Delivers Keynote Address at 2014 North American Saliva Symposium

April 7, 2015 in Archives, People, Research, School News

“Whole Saliva: Dumpster or Treasure Trove,” was the title of a keynote address given by Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Professor in the Departments of Periodontology and Molecular & Cell Biology and Henry M. Goldman Distinguished Scientist Dr. Frank Oppenheim. The address was given at the first annual North American Saliva Symposium, hosted by Tufts University School of Dental Medicine on October 26, 2014. The symposium invited researchers, dentists, physicians and diagnostic manufacturers from across the... More

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