McCahan Education Day Highlights a Vibrant Community of Educators at BUMC

July 22, 2014 in Alumni, Archives, School News

A vibrant community of educators was on display at the ninth annual John McCahan Medical Campus Education Day, held Thursday, May 22, 2014, in Hiebert Lounge. The event is an initiative of the Medical Education Committee, supported by Provost and Dean Karen H. Antman, as an opportunity for Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) educators and future educators to consider their teaching ideologies and connect with colleagues. The day is named after Dr. John McCahan, former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs… More

Debora Heller PERIO 16 Receives Prestigious Russek Student Achievement Award

July 22, 2014 in Archives, School News

Research Fellow Debora Heller PERIO 16 was honored with a Russek Student Achievement Award at Boston University’s 20th Annual Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Day. The Russek Award is presented to students who exemplify a strong commitment, not only to research, but also to the academic community. Heller has received extensive recognition for her research over the years on both an institutional and international level. Heller received first prize for her abstract and gave the oral presentation, “The Effect of Serum… More

Neighboring Schools Visit GSDM

July 22, 2014 in Archives, Community

During May and June, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine Global & Population Health welcomed four local elementary schools to explore the field of dentistry. Hundreds of students learned—in GSDM classrooms and the Simulation Learning Center—what it is like to be a dentist. Students heard presentations on oral health and nutrition, took in a lesson on mouth guards, and engaged in interactive activities in the Simulation Learning Center. There, they learned about sealants and dental impressions, dressed… More

GSDM Serves around the Globe in the Month of April

July 15, 2014 in Alumni, Archives, Community

Throughout April 2014, Boston University students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their families and friends participated in Global Days of Service, an initiative offering service opportunities to Boston University friends worldwide. At GSDM, Global & Population Health (GPH)and Alumni Relations offered several volunteer opportunities designed specifically for our GSDM family. “I am very pleased to see how many of our community members consistently participate in Global Days of Service,” said Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter. “The volunteer opportunities are a great way… More

Drs. Serge Dibart and Leslie Will Receive Align Technology Award

July 15, 2014 in Archives, Research

Dr. Serge Dibart, Chair and Professor of the Department of Periodontology and Director of the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Periodontics, and Dr. Leslie Will, Anthony A. Gianelly Chair and Professor of the Department of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics and Director of the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, were recently awarded $25,000 by Align Technology for their research project “Comparison Between Piezocision Assisted Invisalign Treatment and Conventional Invisalign.” The project will investigate the use of piezocision… More

Destinee Ingrao Wins Scholarship with Integrity, Imagination, and Initiative

July 15, 2014 in Archives, School News

The Foundation of the Pierre Fauchard Academy recently honored our student Destinee R. Ingrao DMD 15 with the 2014 Foundation Dental Student Scholarship Award. Destinee received $1,000 to go directly toward tuition and a certificate, which Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter, Assistant Dean of Students Dr. Joseph Calabrese, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Dr. Cataldo Leone presented to her in a ceremony at the School. Dr. Calabrese said, “The recognition of the Pierre Fauchard Scholarship is a result of Destinee’s hard… More

GSDM Helps Somerville Children Start Kindergarten with a Healthy Smile

July 15, 2014 in Archives, Community

Volunteers from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) offered support to approximately 400 families with children preparing for kindergarten at the Countdown to Kindergarten Somerville event at Boston Children’s Museum on May 16, 2014. This event is an off-shoot of Countdown to Kindergarten Boston, a non-profit collaborative that engages families, educators, and community members to celebrate and provide support to children at the significant educational and developmental milestone of entering kindergarten. Faculty sponsors Dr. Martin Ugarte-Chavez… More

“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,… 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… 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… More