Upcoming
Regenerative Sciences
Jan 17
January 17, 2019 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
UIC College of Dentistry

Please join us on Thursday, January 17th, for the next presentation in the 2018-19 Regenerative Sciences Seminar Series (RS3).  Dr. Ronen Sumagin, PhD, Assistant Professor, in the Department of Pathology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, will present a talk entitled “Neutrophil recruitment patterns and the effector function in inflamed intestinal mucosa”.  The seminar will begin at 12:30 in Lecture Hall North, 4th floor of the College of Dentistry, 801 S. Paulina St.   A light lunch will be served at 12:15PM.

Please save the dates for upcoming 2019 RS3 presentations:   Feb. 14, April 18 & May 16. 

 

Neutrophil Recruitment Patterns and the Effector Function in Inflamed Intestinal Mucosa

Ronen-Sumagin.jpgDr. Ronen Sumagin, PhD, Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

In the case of bacterial infection and mucosal injury neutrophil transepithelial migration is essential for host defense and tissue homeostasis, however, it may also lead to detrimental inflammation, which is a hallmark of inflammatory disorders of mucosal surfaces, particularly diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, including ulcerative colitis and Cohn’s disease. Our laboratory focuses on interactions of innate immune cells, specifically neutrophils with luminally expressed epithelial adhesive receptors, and the contribution of these interactions to regulation of epithelial barrier and mucosal wound healing, under the conditions of intestinal inflammation. A better understanding of the mechanisms regulating PMN recruitment and retention at the mucosal surfaces, and identification of specific molecules that may link PMN-epithelial cell interactions with epithelial barrier function and wound repair are imperative for the development of new and improved therapeutic approaches aiding in the resolution of mucosal inflammation, and reestablishing epithelial homeostasis.

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UIC is a Leader in Regenerative Sciences Research

Moving beyond tissue replacement, using materials to enable our bodies to regenerate damaged and failing tissues.

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We are leading investigations into how materials interact with living tissues, and the building of tissue replacements for the growth of cells/tissues to replace lost tissues. The Center for Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration (CWHTR) is a unique community of scientists and clinicians devoted to the study of injury, wound healing, and regeneration. The Laboratory of Applied Dental Biomaterials and Interfaces is a NIH funded center studying the properties of the tooth in order to develop reparative/regenerative biomaterials to replace lost tooth structure.

 

Research at the UIC College of Dentistry

Our investigators lead cutting-edge research to discover and translate new knowledge at the boundaries of science, transforming oral health care practice, social systems and related technologies for the benefit of individuals, families and communities.

 Craniofacial Pathobiology
Working to improve treatment of oral cancer, caries, peridontal and other oral diseases. 

Regenerative Science
Moving beyond tissue replacement, using materials to enable our bodies to regenerate damaged and failing tissues.

Clinical, Translational & Community
Leading transformative studies to improve oral health outcomes both in the clinic and the community. 

 

32nd Annual Clinic & Research Day
Feb 19
February 19, 2019 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
UIC College of Dentistry

Get the latest updates in oral health sciences at the 32nd annual Clinic and Research Day! The College of Dentistry's annual Clinic and Research Day provides a forum for students, postgrads, and research staff to present research achievements to the members of the College and larger research community. Additionally, Clinic and Research Day offers Continuing Education credit opportunities, dental products and service exhibits, a keynote lecture and student awards

Join faculty, postgraduates, and students as they present a wide range of research activities, from basic research, public health and prevention, and the development of best practices in dentistry, to the creation of techniques and technology that will allow teeth to be regenerated in adults. Research at the College spans from “bench to chairside” to advance diagnostic and interventional knowledge and therapies in oral health and other fields. 

Continuing Education credit will be available for attending the poster presentations and the keynote presentation.

Support and learn from our students, residents, and fellows as they present a wide variety of posters highlighting current research covering basic, behavioral, clinical, and applied sciences applicable in public health and prevention, the development of best practices in dentistry, and the creation of techniques and technology that will allow teeth to be regenerated in adults. Research occurs at the College from the “bench to the chairside” (and the reverse)—to accelerate diagnostic and interventional therapies for College patients. Clinic and Research Day allows the postgraduates, students, and their faculty mentors to share their research with the dental and medical communities.

Driving life-changing discoveries through research is one of the goals of the University’s IGNITE: The Campaign for UIC, its $37 million fundraising campaign.

 

Visit the event page for more details and resources.

 

Over 100 posters covering several topics:

  • Cancer Biology/Oral Cancer
  • Biomaterials/Dental Materials
  • Tooth Development & Movement
  • Social Science/Behavior
  • Wound Healing/Tissue Regeneration & Repair
  • Imaging &Therapeutic Modalities
  • Case Reports & Literature Reviews 

Tours and Exhibits

  • Vendor exhibits will be located on the 4th and 5th floors throughout the day.  
  • Visit the Kottemann Gallery of Dentistry and the DuBrul Archives Room.
  • Tour the clinics and laboratories.
  • Receive Continuing Education credit.

 

Keynote Speaker

Kimon Divaris, DDS, PhD

Kimon-Davaris.jpgAssociate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, UNC School of Dentistry
Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina

Topic: “Scientific Advances Transforming Dentistry Towards Precision Oral Health and Care”

Sponsored by  Dentsply Sirona

Dr. Divaris’s research focus is on proximal and distal determinants of oral health and disease, ranging from genomics of oral health traits and behavioral sciences to health disparities and dental education.

UIC 2019 Pre-Dental Conference
Feb 22
February 22, 2019 9:00 AM
UIC College of Dentistry

Save the date! The UIC College of Dentistry is hosting the 12th annual Predental Conference on Friday, February 22, 2019.  The event is free of charge.  The day will include a keynote speaker, health education and a trip to the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Exhibition Hall.   

 

RSVP online

 

 

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Regenerative Sciences
Dec 13
December 13, 2018 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
UIC College of Dentistry

Please join us on Thursday, December 13th, for the next presentation in the 2018-19 Regenerative Sciences Seminar Series (RS3).  Dr. Lyndon Cooper, DDS, PhD, Professor and Department Head, Oral Biology and Associate Dean for Research, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, will present a talk entitled “Control of Osteogenesis by Monocytes”. 

Thursday, December 13th, 12:30pm

 

The seminar will begin at 12:30 in Lecture Hall North, 4th floor of the College of Dentistry, 801 S. Paulina St.   A light lunch will be served at 12:15PM.

Topic:

“Control of Osteogenesis by Monocytes”

 

About the Speaker

Lyndon F. Cooper, DDS, PhDDr. Cooper formerly served as Program Director of Advanced Prosthodontics and Stallings Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics (ACP), a former ACP President and received the ACP’s 2004 Clinician/Researcher Award. He also was named the recipient of the 2009 International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award for Prosthodontics and Implantology. 

Dr. Cooper has one of the strongest international reputations for innovation, perspective, and patient-oriented research and clinical care in the world. He has led an innovative team in translational research evaluating the role of a variety of pro- and anti-inflammatory bio-markers as well as innovative medical device designs to create research-oriented clinical solutions for relevant patient care.

After earning his DDS from New York University, Dr. Cooper went on to earn a PhD from the University of Rochester, New York, and a Certificate in Prosthodontics from the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester. Later, he completed a two-year research fellowship at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research in Bethesda, MD.

 

 

UIC is a Leader in Regenerative Sciences Research

Moving beyond tissue replacement, using materials to enable our bodies to regenerate damaged and failing tissues.

renegerative-science.JPG

We are leading investigations into how materials interact with living tissues, and the building of tissue replacements for the growth of cells/tissues to replace lost tissues. The Center for Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration (CWHTR) is a unique community of scientists and clinicians devoted to the study of injury, wound healing, and regeneration. The Laboratory of Applied Dental Biomaterials and Interfaces is a NIH funded center studying the properties of the tooth in order to develop reparative/regenerative biomaterials to replace lost tooth structure.

 

Research at the UIC College of Dentistry

Our investigators lead cutting-edge research to discover and translate new knowledge at the boundaries of science, transforming oral health care practice, social systems and related technologies for the benefit of individuals, families and communities.

 Craniofacial Pathobiology
Working to improve treatment of oral cancer, caries, peridontal and other oral diseases. 

Regenerative Science
Moving beyond tissue replacement, using materials to enable our bodies to regenerate damaged and failing tissues.

Clinical, Translational & Community
Leading transformative studies to improve oral health outcomes both in the clinic and the community. 

 

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