Zhou Research Article Most Cited in Prominent International Journal
Posted on 9/25/2013
Congratulations to Charles Zhou and his team! According to Journal Citation Reports, "MicroRNA-7 targets IGR1R (insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor) in tongue squamous cell carcinoma cells," was the most-cited research article in the Gene section of International Biochemical Journal. Authors of the article include Lu Jiang, Xiqiang Liu, Zujian Chen, Vi Jin, Caroline E. Heidbreder, Antonia Kolokythas, Anxun Wang, Yang Dai, and Xiaofeng Zhou.
This is another terrific example of high impact research being conducted at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Dentistry.
Pediatric Dentistry & NASCAR Team up to Give Kids A Smile®
Posted on 9/25/2013
Dr. Raja helps kids go back to school
Posted on 8/22/2013
Dr. Sheela Raja, clinical assistant professor of pediatric dentistry and a licensed psychologist, was interviewed in-studio this morning by CBS Channel 2 about how kids can overcome their worries when beginning a new school year. Dr. Raja talks to CBS Channel 2
COD Research from Dr. Christine Wu’s team Featured in New York Daily News, Science Daily
Posted on 7/31/2013
New report from Dr. Christine Wu’s caries research team in the College of Dentistry's Department of Pediatric Dentistry was recently featured in both the New York Daily News and Science Daily.
The research shows that "washing down sugary breakfast cereal with milk after eating reduces plaque acid levels and may prevent damage to tooth enamel that leads to cavities."
Dr. Alison Doubleday Discusses Learning Apps
Posted on 7/10/2013
National Health Service Corp features UIC COD alum
Posted on 2/25/2014
Dr. Courtney Levine, (formally Dr. Courtney Rubin), a 2008 University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry alum, is currently featured on the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Website. The NHSC provides loan repayment and scholarships to clinicians in exchange for working in communities with limited access to health care. “Her dedication to serving the primary care needs in the past years truly illustrates how Corps clinicians and UIC alums are making a difference in communities across the country,” said Tayri Ramos of the National Health Service Corps. “The NHSC recognizes and appreciates the great service Courtney Levine provides in Kenosha, WI and the great education she received at UIC that made her service possible.” The NHSC also posted Courtney Levine's story February 18, 2014 on the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Facebook page.
Oral Cancer Foundation features COD patient on Facebook
Posted on 2/21/2014
In July 2012, Denise visited her dentist to have him check out a sore she had on the left side of her tongue. He immediately sent her for a biopsy. On August 24, 2012 the results of her biopsy were in; she had squamous-cell carcinoma (SCC). She was referred to Dr. Antonia Kolokythas, Associate Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the COD. A survivor, Denise has become an active member of the Oral Cancer Foundation, helping raise money to search for new treatements and hopefully, one day, a cure.
February 7, 2014 the Oral Cancer Foundation posted Denise' story as part of their Feature Friday Series (once you click on the link, scroll down and look for the February 7, 2014 entry).
Maria Javaid – comfortable with trailblazing technology
Posted on 12/11/2013
Doctoral candidate Maria Javaid uses 3D technology to teach dental students anatomy, and is revolutionizing the field of robotic caregiving. To read more about her innovative work, click here.
Blending psychology, dentistry & social media to help patients
Posted on 11/22/2013
Psychologist and College of Dentistry professor Sheela Raja has got the media's ear. Find out more about at UIC's News Center.
Nanotechnology revolutionizing dental implants
Posted on 10/9/2013
Dr. Sukotjo and team using nanotechnology to help dental implants heal faster and fight infection. Read more about this exciting development in Science World Report.
Student needs a steady hand to combine dentistry, football
Posted on 10/9/2013
2013 UIC COD graduate and current student in the advanced prosthodontics program, Alli Alberts is featured in a UIC news story discussing her career playing as a wide receiver/defensive back for the Chicago Bliss football team.
Dr. Christine Wu discusses 8 Foods for Healthy Teeth
Posted on 10/25/2013
Professor James Radosevich helping rebuild Uganda one book at a time
Posted on 10/23/2013
Radosevich, professor in the Center for Molecular Biology for Oral Diseases, and a dedicated volunteer, is helping rebuild the African country devastated by years of civil war, famine, and disease. UIC News Center reports on his mission and how you can get help.
Dr. Harvey Wigdor on Chicago Public Radio speaking about barriers to senior citizens’ dental care
Posted on 10/16/2013
Dr. Harvey Wigdor, Clinical Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, was interviewed October 10, 2013 on Chicago Public Radio’s (91.5 FM) The Morning Shift. He spoke about challenges senior citizens face in obtaining dental care.
Listen here: (Note: segment starts with Muppet character Elmo singing for a few seconds, but is immediately followed by a serious discussion between Dr. Wigdor and the host.)
Mile Square: Unique New Health Care Facility slated to bring dental care to the community
Posted on 1/7/2014
The city’s first health care center to have both urgent and specialty care offered under one roof officially opened to the public early Monday.
Ultimately, by next year, dental care will be made available to patients.
Click here to read about this groundbreaking facility!
Mat Wietecha making a transformative impact
Posted on 1/31/2014
DMD/PhD candidate Mat Wietecha is making a transformative impact with his research. He was recently featured in a video about the University of Illinois at Chicago. Mat is mentored by Dr. Luisa DiPietro of the Center for Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration.