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… More

Mid- Year Promotion Announcements

March 3, 2015 in Uncategorized

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) conducts staff promotions in July—at the start of the new fiscal year—for those who applied to an open position, a restructured position or a newly created position. Promotion announcements are typically issued during that timeframe. Often, however, some staff members receive promotions mid-way through the fiscal year due to filling vacant positions. We would now like to recognize those staff members who received promotions with the Annual Midyear Promotion Announcements…. More

Dr. Inna Afasizheva Awarded Over $2 Million for Trypanosoma Brucei Research

March 3, 2015 in Uncategorized

Dr. Inna Afasizheva, Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM), was recently awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant of over two million dollars. The grant, titled “Repeat-containing RNA Binding Proteins of Trypanosomes,” focuses on her work with the unicellular parasite Trypanosoma brucei, which is known to cause Human African Trypanosomosis (HAT) or African sleeping sickness. According to Dr. Afasizheva, HAT affects both people and… More

Drs. Mehra and Chigurupati Receive Prestigious Grant

March 3, 2015 in School News, Uncategorized

Associate Professor and Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Dr. Pushkar Mehra and Associate Professor and Director of Research in the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at GSDM Dr. Radhika Chigurupati have been awarded a $75,000 research award from the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation. The award was given for their clinical research, titled “A Prospective Observational Study to Assess Clinical and Radiological Outcomes of Orthognathic Surgery in… More

International Externship Takes GSDM Students to Guatemala

March 3, 2015 in Community, Uncategorized

From January 8–19 and 15–26, 2015, two groups of students and faculty from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) travelled to Poptún, Guatemala. Set in the rural foothills of the Maya Mountains, this small agricultural town was the location of their international elective externship trip, directed by the non-profit organization Liga International. Also known as “The Flying Doctors of Mercy”, the organization brings volunteers to impoverished areas, such as Poptún, to provide free health care to… 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

Dr. Raul Garcia Elected Vice President of AADR for 2015-2016

January 20, 2015 in People, School News, Uncategorized

On November 5, 2014, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy & Health Services Research Dr. Raul Garcia was elected to serve as the 2015-2016 Vice President of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR). Dr. Garcia will assume office at the conclusion of the March 11-14, 2015 AADR Annual Meeting in Boston. Dr. Garcia has been an active AADR member since he joined in 1977. He is… More

Externship Program Takes GSDM Students to Honduras

January 20, 2015 in School News, Uncategorized

This past fall, two Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) students embarked on an excursion to San Marcos, a remote village in the mountains of Honduras, to provide dental service to poor communities with limited or no access to oral health care. From October 18-25, 2014, Kali Stewart DMD 15 and Hyunji Kim DMD 15 participated in this externship at a clinic operated by Cape CARES, a non-profit humanitarian organization based in East Orleans, Massachusetts, that’s… More

Reception Celebrates Completion of the First Academic Program Review

January 20, 2015 in School News, Uncategorized

On November 12, 2014, Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Dr. Cataldo W. Leone held a reception at the Metcalf Trustee Ballroom to celebrate the successful completion of  the first Academic Program Review (APR) of the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM). APR is a University-wide initiative designed to assess the quality of the educational and research missions of various units. GSDM’s APR process was an intensive year-and-a-half review of the pre-doctoral,… More

GSDM Hosts Annual Holiday Party

December 23, 2014 in School News, Uncategorized

Students, residents, faculty, and staff of Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) filled Hiebert Lounge on Thursday, December 11, 2014, for the annual Holiday Party, hosted by Dean and Mrs. Jeffrey W. Hutter. The festivities were complete with dinner, dessert bar, live music, a photo booth, and a gingerbread house contest. Hiebert Lounge was bustling with activity, music, and merrymaking. The lounge was trimmed with festive decorations and The Scarlet Jazz Ensemble from the BU College… More