Faculty Meeting
Jan 28
January 28, 2020 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

AY20 Faculty Meeting

Tuesday, January 28, 2020


Location TBD

Lunch and learn
Oct 07
October 07, 2019 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

Join HSDA for a Hispanic Heritage Month Lunch and Learn! RSVP here for lunch!

Spanish Class
Oct 23
October 23, 2019 4:45 pm to 5:45 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

Come join HSDA's Spanish Class Wednesday, 10/23! We will be practicing how to call patients to schedule appointments, leaving voicemails, and basic dental terminology!

When:  Wednesday, 10/23 from 4:45-5:45PM

Where: Room 430 C followed by 4th floor pre-clinic 

Please RSVP if you can 100% commit to the meeting. If you are no longer able to attend we politely ask that you please give us 24 hours notification to make it fair to our volunteers assisting with the Spanish classes.  To RSVP click here!

Oct 18
October 18, 2019 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

Join your friends at College of Dentistry in celebrating Diversity for an entire week! The week will showcase Lunch and Learn presentations, an art show,  a talent show featuring the arts, and of course delicious ethnic foods representing the diversity of the college.

This year's theme: The  art of thinking Independently together.

The events will provide opportunities for individuals to come together in unity and to celebrate the rich diversity of our College community.   Although we endeavor to celebrate diversity every day, one of the goals for this week long event is to promote the different spectrums of diversity and inclusion. It is structured in a way to bring the College together and to share student, staff and faculty differences and similarities through a variety of activities.

UIC is proud to be recognized as having one of the most ethnically and culturally rich college campuses in America.

The College of Dentistry is a community of diverse, life-long learners who embody and embrace the richness and value of diversity. 

The UIC College of Dentistry prides itself on inclusion. In declaring that diversity and inclusion are our core values, we have dedicated ourselves in building a culture of excellence grounded in principles of equity and social justice.  We recognize and embrace professionalism, humanism, collegiality and diversity of age, race, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, religious belief and thought, not only for our students, but also for our faculty, staff, and patients. 

Our welcoming environment and diverse student body engenders deeper learning and provides you with new perspectives on life. Diversity is fundamental to everything we do at the College of Dentistry. In declaring that diversity is a core value, we dedicate ourselves to building a culture of excellence that is grounded in principles of equity and social justice. The College, by policies, practices and spirit, is committed to maintaining a welcoming, inclusive and culturally vibrant learning environment.


More about the College's Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion




Oct 11
October 11, 2019 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

The UIC College of Dentistry is hosting our kickoff event for the academic year with our continue popular science lecture series.  On Friday, October 11, 2019 from 12:30 to 1:30pm in LHN Dr. Rodrigo Villalobos, Dean of the Dental School at Universidad Latina de Costa Rica will present on Prehispanic Dental Modifications in Central America.  Come to the lunch and learn to hear this exciting presentation and meet the current eco educators!


Lunch will be provided and space is limited, so click hear to RSVP.

Regenerative Sciences Seminar: Why Can't Diabetic Wounds Control Infection and What Can Be Done About It?
Oct 10
October 10, 2019 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

Please join us on Thursday, October 10th, for the first presentation in the 2019-20 Regenerative Sciences Seminar Series (RS3).  Dr. Sasha Shafikhani, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology & Cell Therapy Microbial Pathogens and Immunity at Rush University Medical Center, will present a talk entitled “Why Can't Diabetic Wounds Control Infection and What Can Be Done About It?”. 


Why Can't Diabetic Wounds Control Infection and What Can Be Done About It?

Thursday, October 10th, 2019
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lecture Hall North,  4th floor 
College of Dentistry
801 S. Paulina St.  

A light lunch will be served at 12:15PM.

Please save the date for upcoming 2019-20 RS3 presentations:  Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan, 9, Feb. 13, March 12, April 9 and May 14. 


Featured Speaker

sasha-shafikhani-rmc.jpgDr. Sasha Shafikhani, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology & Cell Therapy Microbial Pathogens and Immunity
Rush University Medical Center

As a cellular microbiologist, Shafikhani’s research approach is to apply the knowledge gained from studying pathogens toward advancing understanding of host cellular processes. The primary focus of his lab is to determine the virulence mechanisms that mediate Pseudomonas aeruginosa pathogenesis in the context of wound infection, to determine the eukaryotic host responses that are intended to control Pseudomonas aeruginosa wound infections; and to employ bacterial toxins as molecular tools to dissect important mammalian cellular processes such as cytokinesis, apoptotic program cell death and apoptotic compensatory proliferation signaling. 



UIC is a Leader in Regenerative Sciences Research

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


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. 

UI Health
Oct 29
October 29, 2019 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
UIC College of Dentistry

There is an ongoing problem in emergency rooms across the country. A small contingent of visitors — often poor and afflicted with disease like diabetes, congestive heart failure, kidney disease, mental illness, and substance abuse — account for a disproportionately large amount of ER-related healthcare costs. Commonly referred to as "frequent fliers," a significant percentage of this group also is chronically homeless.

Chronic homelessness is one of society's most intractable social issues, and it bears devastating health consequences. The chronically homeless have an increased risk of poor outcomes from persistent disease, and they live up to 15 years less than the average American. UI Health believes that one of the first steps to improving the health of these patients is by helping them secure permanent housing with a steadfast support system. Because of this, UI Health launched Better Health Through Housing.

Come hear how UI Health is playing a role in this crisis with an innovative way to assist the homeless population. The talk will be presented by Stephen Brown, MSW LCSW, who is a faculty member and Director of Preventive Emergency Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System (UI Health).

October 29 @ 12:30 pm

RSVP to knoorula@uic.edu


UI Health Better Health Through Housing

Better Health Through Housing, a partnership with the Center for Housing and Health, aims to reduce healthcare costs and provide stability for the chronically homeless by moving individuals directly from hospital emergency rooms into stable, supportive housing, with intensive case management. The UI Health Hospital & Clinics committed $250,000 to help launch the initiative, and it is the only Chicago-area hospital working on this type of healthcare-and-housing enterprise.

Learn more