Richa Wahi AS 16 Receives IADR Lion Dental Research Award

May 5, 2015 in Archives, Research

Richa Wahi AS 16 was the recipient of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Lion Dental Research Award at the IADR/AADR (American Association for Dental Research) General Session & Exhibition held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts March 11–14, 2015. This prestigious award recognizes junior researchers who are conducting outstanding and innovative research in basic dental science with the goal of improving public oral health. Dr. Wahi has been working under the mentorship of GSDM Professor and… More

Dr. Na Tian, Hatton Award Finalist, Presents Research on Celiac Disease at IADR/AADR Meeting

May 5, 2015 in Alumni, Archives

During the 2015 International Association for Dental Research (IADR) General Session & Exhibition held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Na Tian PhD 14, was nominated as an IADR Hatton Award Finalist for her project, “Salivary Proline-rich Proteins and Gluten: Do Structural Similarities Suggest Immunogenicity in Celiac Disease?” She presented this work during the final poster session of the meeting, which was held on March 14, 2015. Dr. Tian was mentored by Associate Professor in the Department… More

Hattanas Kumchai Wins Frechette Award at IADR/AADR Annual Meeting

May 5, 2015 in Alumni, Archives

Hattanas Kumchai, PROS 16, DScD 16, was presented with the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Arthur Frechette Award at the IADR/AADR (American Association for Dental Research) Annual Meeting in Boston March 11–14, 2015. The Frechette Award is given annually to a young investigator in Prosthodontics who is conducting innovative research in the field. Kumchai gave a ten minute oral presentation on his project, “In-vitro Repair of Veneered Zirconia Crowns with Ceramics vs. Resins,” to a panel of IADR/AADR judges… More

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… 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… 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

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… 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… 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… More

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