Drs. Sok-Ja Janket and Eleni Kanasi Co-Author Chapter in Newly Published Book on Autoimmunity

January 26, 2015 in Archives, Research, School News

Research Associate Professor in the Department of General Dentistry Dr. Sok-Ja Janket and Group Practice Leader and Assistant Professor in the Departments of General Dentistry and Periodontology Dr. Eleni Kanasi contributed a chapter to a new book titled, Infection and Autoimmunity, 2nd Edition, which was published by Elsevier in January 2015. Their chapter titled, “Oral Infections and Autoimmune Diseases,” discusses the potential causal role oral infections may play in triggering the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. Highly associated with genetics and… More

Dr. Shenkin is First ADA Trustee to Receive Fulbright Specialist Program Grant

January 20, 2015 in Alumni, People, Research, Uncategorized

A Shenkin hadn’t set foot on Belarussian soil in more than 120 years. The Shenkins left Minsk for the United States and it wouldn’t be for generations to come that Dr. Jonathan Shenkin, ADA first vice president, would break the streak. Dr. Shenkin’s family left Belarus seeking a better life, but he would return seeking to make life better for Belarusians. Dr. Shenkin, clinical associate professor of health policy, health services research and pediatric dentistry at Boston University, received confirmation… More

Nicolas Branshaw DMD 16 Wins Basic Science Research Award at Hinman Symposium

December 16, 2014 in Research, Uncategorized

Nicolas Branshaw DMD 16 represented Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) at the 20th Annual Hinman Student Research Symposium, held in Memphis, Tennessee on October 31–November 2, 2014. Branshaw presented his poster, “Topographical Distribution of Phosphorylation and Hydroxyproline sites in Dentin Collagen Type 1 by Mass Spectrometry”, which was well received by judges at the poster session on Friday, October 31. The Hinman Student Research Symposium showcases the research of dental and graduate students from dental… More

Dr. Annetty Soto Presents Eye-opening Research on Clinician’s Attitudes and Practices in Oral Health

December 9, 2014 in Archives, People, Research, School News

On October 16, 2014, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) first year Geriatric Dental Medicine Fellow in the Department of General Dentistry Dr. Annetty Soto presented a poster entitled, “An Exploration of Clinicians’ Attitudes and Practices in Oral Health for Older Adults” at the Evans Research Days event in the Hiebert Lounge. The annual two-day event features basic and scientific lectures, as well as poster and oral presentations on the ongoing research activities of the Evans Department of… More

Student Research Group Hosts Second Annual Research Fair

November 18, 2014 in Archives, Research

The Student Research Group (SRG) hosted its second Research Fair on Thursday, October 23, 2014, in room G-701 at the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM).The Research Fair is an annual event intended to educate DMD and AS students about the research opportunities available to them should they choose to participate in the APEX (Applied Professional Experience) or IREC (Intensive Research Elective Course) programs available at GSDM. A panel of SRG officers and SRG members shared their personal… More

GSDM Research Showcased at Undergraduate Research Symposium

November 12, 2014 in Archives, Research

On October 17, 2014, Boston University hosted its 17th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the George Sherman Union Metcalf Ballroom on the Charles River Campus. More than 250 students from across all of Boston University’s 16 schools participated in this event showcasing the various types of ongoing research at the University on both the Charles River and the Medical Campuses. This Symposium is hosted by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), which is designed to encourage full-time BU undergraduate students… More

Trevor Packer Wins Prize for Poster at CTSI Symposium

October 14, 2014 in Archives, Research

On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, the Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) hosted its fourth annual symposium titled, “Research on Disparities in Health Care.” This event included a keynote address by Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade, an internist and medical oncologist from the University of Chicago, followed by several oral presentations and a poster session. The Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) was well represented at the event by numerous faculty and student attendees, as well… More

BU Interprofessional Team to Develop Critical Thinking Course with Seed Grant

October 7, 2014 in Archives, Research

“Health professional students come from a background where there’s always a right and wrong answer; it’s always “a,” “b,” “c,” or “d—they are experts at being right,” says Dr. Neal Fleisher, Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of General Dentistry and Director of Pre-doctoral Periodontology at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM). “But your patient doesn’t walk in the door wearing four letters, from which you pick what’s wrong with them.” A foundational skill for students… More

APEX Students Give Oral Presentations on Dental Research

September 9, 2014 in Archives, Research

On August 15, 2014, DMD 17 students presented their research to an audience of Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) faculty and fellow students as a part of their APEX (Applied Professional Experience) rotation. The outstanding APEX presentations explored a variety of topics and allowed for students and faculty to engage in a conversation about the challenges of dental research. The APEX program is a unique learning opportunity offered by GSDM which integrates classroom learning with… More

Coffee Drinkers—Your Gums May Thank You

September 3, 2014 in Archives, Research

Coffee contains antioxidants. Antioxidants fight gum disease. Does coffee, then, help fight gum disease? That is the question researchers at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine explored in a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Periodontology. Lead author and 2014 DMD graduate Nathan Ng said, “We found that coffee consumption did not have an adverse effect on periodontal health, and, instead, may have protective effects against periodontal disease.” Additional study authors were Drs…. More