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“Best of the Best” Inducted into OKU National Dental Honor Society

July 9, 2014 in Archives, School News

On May 8, 2014, the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Lambda Mu Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society (OKU) held its 7th annual OKU Induction Ceremony at the Trustee Ballroom. The ceremony was presided over by Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter, Lambda Mu Chapter President Dr. Stephen Polins, and Secretary Ms. Catherine Sarkis. This year, 22 graduating students and 3 faculty members were inducted into OKU. The student inductees were: Raya Hari Aleksieva, Kaveh... More

Trackman Lab Awarded New Grant and Publishes Two Articles on Lysyl Oxidase Research

July 9, 2014 in Archives, Research

June was a fruitful month for the Trackman laboratory, a group of investigators from all career stages under the guidance of Professor and Director of Graduate Programs in the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, Dr. Philip C. Trackman. The researchers continue to be a source of innovative research within the GSDM community, having last month received an R21 grant and published two papers on lysyl oxidase. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) R21 grant, “Cellular or Extracellular... More

Schweitzer Fellows Celebrated at the Conclusion of Fellowship Year

July 9, 2014 in Archives, People, School News

Schweitzer Fellow Andrew Soule-Hinds DMD 15 was honored along with other 2013-2014 Boston Fellows at a ceremony at Fenway Health Thursday, May 8, 2014. The program celebrated “the dedication and service of the 2013–2014 Boston Fellows and their commitment to underserved communities in Massachusetts,” according to a Schweitzer Fellowship press release. Soule-Hinds was featured in the April 30, 2013, issue of Outlook upon his selection as a Schweitzer Fellow. During his fellowship year, he sought to develop a relationship between GSDM... More

Endo Alums “Strive for Perfection” in DC

July 1, 2014 in Alumni, Archives

Dean and Mrs. Jeffrey W. Hutter along with Director of the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Endodontics Dr. Sami Chogle hosted an alumni reception Friday, May 2, 2014, during the Annual Session of the American Association of Endodontists. The Annual Session was held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, April 30–May 3, 2014. The theme of this year’s meeting was “Strive for Perfection.” At the reception, Dr. Chogle thanked the alumni for all of their... More

Dental and Medical Students Team Up to Improve Health in East Boston

July 1, 2014 in Archives, Community

Fifteen volunteers from the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) joined together with twelve volunteers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) to provide health care services to children and their families at the second annual Interprofessional Spring Wellness Fair at the East Boston YMCA for Healthy Kids Day on April 26, 2014. Oral Health Promotion Kathy Lituri and Farhan Khan AS 15 organized GSDM participation in the wellness fair. The GSDM faculty sponsors were Drs. Ana... More

Adults with Psychiatric Disabilities Benefit from GSDM Outreach

June 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

On April 24, 2014, volunteers from the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) provided services to adults with psychiatric disabilities at the Center Club Boston, a program of Bay Cove Human Services. Led by Oral Health Promotion Director Kathy Lituri and in collaboration with the GSDM student chapter of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD), Sai Ramani Krishna Kumar AS 15, Marium Qureshi AS 15, and Olga Spival (pre-dental) participated in a wellness fair... More

Dr. Sok-Ja Janket Presents at International Congress on Autoimmunity in France

June 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

Research Associate Professor Dr. Sok-Ja Janket was invited to present at the 9th International Congress on Autoimmunity, which was held in the city of Nice, France, March 26–30, 2014. Dr. Janket presented, “How to Predict Type 1 Diabetes or Any Autoimmune Disease” to a standing room only crowd during the Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus—Diagnostics and Therapy Session. This prestigious conference, attended by more than 2,000 practicing physicians, medical researchers, and laboratory scientists, is held annually in locations worldwide. The goal of... More

Dr. Joseph Boffa Elected to Executive Board

June 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

On April 29, 2014, at the Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA) Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, Rhode Island Alliance for Retired Americans Vice-President and Director of Medical Programs Dr. Joseph Boffa was elected to one of the six Alliance for Retired Americans Community Advocacy Network (CAN) Executive Board positions. Dr. Boffa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy & Health Services Research at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. The mission of the ARA CAN... More

2014 Goldman Gala Attendance Tops the Record

June 17, 2014 in Alumni, Archives, School News

A record 530 students, faculty, staff, and alumni from the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) attended the fifth annual Goldman Gala at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel on Friday, April 11, 2014. The Gala began with a cocktail reception and continued with dinner and dancing in the ballroom. A masquerade theme added mystique to the evening, with some of the guests peering out through fantastic masks. After dinner, guests were treated to a surprise performance by... More

Dr. Frank Oppenheim and Colleagues Publish Several Articles on New Developments and Discoveries in Salivary Research

June 17, 2014 in Archives, Research

Henry M. Goldman Distinguished Scientist and Professor of Molecular & Cell Biology Dr. Frank Oppenheim has co-authored an impressive number of articles this year on salivary diagnostics and salivary proteins. The work includes exciting new developments and discoveries, reflective of Dr. Oppenheim’s status as a national leader in oral medicine research. Two of Dr. Oppenheim’s publications discuss novel developments in the field of salivary diagnostics. The first report, “An automated integrated platform for rapid and sensitive multiplexed protein profiling using human... More

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