Research Experiences

For Dental Students

Student Research Group

This student group is dedicated to increasing and enhancing student research opportunities at the College. To become involved, visit the SRG website.

CaseCAT (Critically Appraised Topics)

These student-led initiatives provide an opportunity for students to engage in a patient-based study at the level of scientific inquiry. Completed projects are presented annually at Clinic & Research Day. Visit the SRG website for more information.

Summer Research Program for Incoming D1s

Students who have been accepted into the DMD program may participate in a ten-week research experience prior to the fall semester. The program is designed for students to plan and perform a research project while receiving mentoring by selected leading research faculty.

Projects may fall within a range of disciplines, all relevant to the future practice of oral health care: biomaterials, mineralized tissue, tissue engineering, microbiology, immunology, wound healing, oral cancer, natural products, HIV, dental public health and oral health disparities. The Student Summer Research Program is the first formal opportunity for students to conduct research. It allows students to develop into clinicians who use evidence and critical thinking to advance their patients health. And it will eventually open pathways for translational research, connecting clinical practice with laboratory research, which will change the practice of dentistry.

Summer Research Application

Online Application
Application due date: April 14, 2014
Program start date: June 2, 2014
Program end date: August 8, 2014
Contact: Dr. David Crowe, Associate Dean for Research

Online Certificate in Clinical Research

UIC currently offers a fully online Clinical Research Methods (CRM) Certificate Program that is designed to fill the growing need for clinicians who would like to conduct clinically oriented research but are constrained by their limited research skills.

It features a series of five online courses that provide a rigorous formal introduction to research methodology, evaluative methods, and statistical computing and data management. Completion of the program provides participants with the training needed to conduct clinical research and to collaborate with other clinician-scientists.

Please contact the Office for Research if you have additional questions.

For IDDP Students

Prematriculation Research Program for Incoming IDDPs

Students who have been accepted into the IDDP program may participate in a ten-week research experience prior to IDDP program. The program is designed for students to plan and perform a research project while receiving mentoring by selected leading research faculty. Students are invited to complete an online application and connect with potential mentors.  Information on faculty research interests and contact information is available through the Research website.

IDDP Prematriculation Program Dates

Application due date: December 1, 2013
Program begins: January 20th, 2014
Program ends: March 28th, 2014

For Undergraduates

MOST Summer Research

Undergraduate students who are enrolled in any accredited university are invited to apply to the MOST Summer Research Program. Visit the MOST site to learn more.

OSCI 399

Students who are enrolled as undergraduates at UIC and who wish to explore oral science during the academic year may enroll in OSCI 399. The course is a mentored research experience and requires the prior approval of the faculty member. Interested students should visit the UIC Undergraduate Research Experience to identify and contact faculty who conduct oral science research.

Predental Undergraduate Research Forum

The forum is an opportunity for pre-dental undergraduate students who are conducting research to present it to students and faculty. The forum is held annually in April and organized by the Student Research Group. Visit the SRG website for more information.

For Non-UIC Students

Volunteer / Extern Registration Form