Posts Tagged ‘School of Dentistry’

Motor neurons aren’t the only site for restoring locomotive function

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is the most common adult onset motor neuron disease for which there is no cure or treatment that significantly extends life. ALS causes the death of neurons that control voluntary muscles and is characterized by gradually worsening weakness, loss of motor function and, when the individual can no longer breathe, death. The only FDA-approved drug used to treat ALS prolongs on average the lifetime of a patient by two to three months. A feature in neurodegenerative diseases, including about 90 percent … Read More

School of Dentistry hosts Research Day on March 9

Join the School of Dentistry for its 9th annual Research Day, which highlights the research activities and achievements of faculty, staff, and students. The event features poster presentations, a poster awards ceremony, and a keynote address by Laurie K. McCauley, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D. McCauley, dean and William K. and Mary Anne Najjar Professor in Periodontics at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, will present “Osteal macrophages summon stem cells to regenerate bone.” Thursday, March … Read More

School of Dentistry Research Day, Mar. 31

Join the School of Dentistry this Thursday for its annual Research Day, highlighting the research activities and achievements made by faculty, staff, and students within the school. Research is an integral component of the school’s mission, significantly contributing to the education and clinical training of students. Thursday, Mar. 31 12 to 4 p.m. Collaborative Life Sciences Building Luisa A. DiPietro, D.D.S., Ph.D., professor and director of the Center for Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration at the … Read More

School of Dentistry Dean’s Seminar, David T. Wong, UCLA, Nov. 30

The OHSU School of Dentistry welcomes David T. Wong, D.M.D., D.M.Sc., professor and associate dean of research, UCLA School of Dentistry, and director, Oral/Head and Neck Oncology Research Center, as he presents “Saliva-based EFIRM liquid biopsy,” as part of the School of Dentistry Dean’s Seminar Series. Monday, Nov. 30, 2015 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Collaborative Life Sciences Building, 3Aoo3A/B Add to your calendar. For more information about the speaker series, call 503 494-8874 or visit … Read More

TTBD innovator spotlight: Carmem Pfeifer, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Carmem Pfeifer, D.D.S., Ph.D., assistant professor of biomaterials and biomechanics for the OHSU School of Dentistry, became an inventor without intending to. “When you get removed from your everyday problems, sometimes you can have an idea completely out of the blue,” she said. In 2009, with a suggestion from her postdoc supervisor, Pfeifer attended a UVA/UVB conference to showcase what they were doing in his lab to industries other than dental. During a session on … Read More

School of Dentistry Dean’s Seminar Series, Mar. 2

The OHSU School of Dentistry welcomes Andrew F. Russo, Ph.D., professor of molecular physiology and biophysics at the University of Iowa. Russo’s presentation will focus on two very common trigeminal-mediated pain states: temporomandibular disorder (TMD) and migraine. Monday, Mar. 2, 2015 12 p.m. welcome reception / 12:30 p.m. seminar Collaborative Life Sciences Building, CLSB 3A003A/B In a presentation titled “Trigeminal-Mediated Pain: Clues from mice,” Dr. Russo will share his lab’s recent findings on the role … Read More

School of Dentistry Dean’s Seminar Series, Jan. 6

The OHSU School of Dentistry welcomes Michael S. Gold, Ph.D., professor of Anesthesiology and Neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh and co-director of the Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research to present during the Dean’s Seminar Series. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 12 p.m. welcome reception :: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. seminar Collaborative Life Sciences Building, School of Dentistry, 3A003A/B 2730 SW Moody Avenue in Portland In a presentation titled “Nociceptive Afferents: The Complex Response to Persistent … Read More

Additional new faculty join OHSU School of Dentistry

The OHSU School of Dentistry welcomes a number of new faculty members this month. Dean Phillip Marucha, D.M.D., Ph.D., with the support of the provost’s office, is increasing the number of dental faculty, with the goal of having a six-to-one student-to-faculty ratio on the predoctoral clinic floor. “Our faculty needs are very important right now,” said Dr. Marucha. “We want to take care of the full- and part-time faculty we have currently, by rewarding them for their hard work … Read More

New faculty at OHSU School of Dentistry

The OHSU School of Dentistry welcomes a number of new faculty members this month. According to Dean Phillip Marucha, D.M.D., Ph.D., the dental school has received funding from the provost’s office to increase dental faculty, with the goal of having a six-to-one student-to-faculty ratio on the predoctoral clinic floor. “Our faculty needs are very important right now,” said Dr. Marucha. “We want to take care of the full- and part-time faculty we have currently, by rewarding them for their … Read More

Study: compound found in broccoli and cauliflower lowers blood pressure

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, affects about one in three adults in the U.S. Researchers in the lab of Agnieszka Balkowiec, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of integrative biosciences in the OHSU School of Dentistry, have contributed their expertise to a project led by Fawzy Elbarbry, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmacy at Pacific University, resulting in an important new discovery that has implications for prevention and treatment of hypertension. The study, “Modulation of Arachidonic Acid Metabolism in … Read More

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