School of Dentistry

Office of Research

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The OHSU School of Dentistry encourages and supports research concerning dental disease, clinical techniques, oral biology, and basic biomedical research. More than twenty principal investigators and numerous technical staff pursue a wide variety of projects, ranging in scope from the basic mechanisms of diseases to evidence-based dental treatment. Research projects are funded by Federal grants (NIH, NSF, NASA) as well as a variety of corporate sponsors. All basic science and clinical research faculty have their primary appointments, teaching commitments, and laboratories at OHSU in the School of Dentistry. For further information and opportunities for research, contact the principal investigators or the Office of Research at the School of Dentistry.

Through the Office of Research and Research Training, the School supports:

  • outstanding faculty research for continuing and new investigators
  • faculty cross-disciplinary research initiatives and centers
  • research space infrastructure and renovation
  • Proposal and Award Management services for faculty and students (pre and post award administration)
  • the D.M.D./Ph.D. Program
  • the Dean's Seminar Series
  • the annual School-wide Research Day
  • PORT (Portland Oral Health Research Training) T90/R90 program for trainees at the Pre-Doctoral, Post-Doctoral, Dual Degree, and Foreign-Trained Dentist levels.

Office of Research

Hui Wu, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research

Research Administration

Stefani Sheldon, M.P.H.
Research and Finance Administrator
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Tarn Allen
Senior Grants and Contracts Coordinator

Dustin Filipek
Finance and Accounting Analyst 2

Tippi Etzel
Research Program Coordinator