The latest news about research at UIC College of Dentistry.
Dr. Anne George Earns Prestigious IADR Award
Congratulations to Dr. Anne George, the Dr. Allan G. Brodie Endowed Professor, Professor of Oral Biology, and UIC University Scholar, who has received the 2020 International Association of Dental Research (IADR) Distinguished Scientist Award for Basic Research in Biological Mineralization.
College of Dentistry, Ivoclar Vivadent Partner on Clinical Study
The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, through the Office of the Associate Dean for Research, and Ivoclar Vivadent, a leading international dental company with comprehensive product and systems lines, are partnering on a clinical study that began in the summer of 2018 at the College and is expected to last for two years.
32nd Annual Clinic and Research Day Features Keynote Presentation on Genomics and Precision Oral Health Care
Get the latest update on dental sciences at the 32nd annual Clinic and Research Day, set for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, the only dental school in Chicago. The event will take on the appearance of a national dental meeting and coincides with the Chicago Dental Society’s Midwinter Meeting.
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry’s Drs. Ravindran, Gajendrareddy Earn NIH Regenerative Medicine Grant
Dr. Sriram Ravindran, Assistant Professor, Oral Biology, and Dr. Praveen Gajendrareddy, Associate Professor, Periodontics, have earned a National Institutes of Health R01 grant of approximately $2 million in funding over five years from the National Institutes of Health to develop a better way to regenerate bone or tissues that have been lost to disease or injury.
UIC Researchers Find Connection Between Alzheimer’s and Gum Disease
Recent study at the UIC College of Dentistry finds that periodontal disease bacteria may kick-start Alzheimer’s. The new research is improving scientists’ understanding of the connections between serious illnesses that affect many parts of our bodies, and periodontal (gum) disease.
What Ancient Teeth Can Tell Us About Humanity's Past
Historically, anthropology has depended on studying ancient teeth, as well as bones, to date human remains and lend a cultural context to the findings. Teeth are great for studying our past because they share a common genetic code, and provide anatomical clues to understand differences in human behaviors over ancient times.
What can the herpesvirus teach us about oral inflammation?
A $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help University of Illinois at Chicago researchers study how herpesviruses, and their underlying molecular mechanisms, contribute to increased inflammation in oral diseases, like periodontitis.