Postdoctoral and Predoctoral Programs
Overview and How to Apply
UIC College of Dentistry Multidisciplinary Oral Science Training (MOST) Program

The MOST Program accepts applicants for the following postdoctoral fellowship and predoctoral (PhD, PhD/DMD) programs.

Postdoctoral Fellowship

The primary qualifications for this program include a commitment to an oral science research career, previous academic achievement and research potential. The MOST Program is accepting applications for fellowships for both:

  • non-degree seeking trainees – individuals whose terminal degrees are DDS, MD or PhDs
  • degree-seeking postdoctoral trainees – individuals with either DDS or MDs, enrolled in a PhD program.

UIC is dedicated to increasing the participation of individuals currently underrepresented in the biomedical and clinical sciences, as diversifying the student and faculty bodies improve the quality of the training and educational environment.

Applicants must be United States citizens, non-citizen nationals or individuals lawfully admitted for permanent residence who possess an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151 or I-551, or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident). Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible for admission. Former or current principal investigators on any NIH research project grant or project leaders on sub-projects of program project (P01) or center grants (P50) are NOT eligible for the MOST program.

How to Apply

Prepare a letter of intent that includes the following items and email to Dr. Bedran-Russo, MOST Program Director.

  1. Name and previous degrees
  2. Name of main advisor
  3. Brief description of current research description. Must include: a) hypothesis, b) description of relevance for oral health research, c) description of research relevance for clinical practice
  4. Co-signature of main advisor
  5. Curriculum vitae (can be attached separately).

 

 

    Predoctoral PhD/DMD
    UIC College of Dentistry Multidisciplinary Oral Science Training (MOST) Program

    We are currently accepting applications for a pre-doctoral graduate fellowship in the T32 Multi-Disciplinary Oral Sciences Training Program (MOST). The core research areas are in biomedical sciences to advance craniofacial-oral-dental research including craniofacial biology, tissue regeneration, tissue engineering, biomaterials, oral cancer, microbiology, immunology, and translational research. 

    The primary qualifications for this program include a commitment to an oral science research career, previous academic achievement and research potential. UIC is dedicated to increasing the participation of individuals currently underrepresented in the biomedical and clinical sciences, as diversifying the student and faculty bodies improve the quality of the training and educational environment. Applicants must be United States citizens, non-citizen nationals or individuals lawfully admitted for permanent residence who possess an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151 or I-551, or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident).  Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible for admission.

    Although the straight DMD program requires that all applicants must be Illinois residents, the PhD/DMD program continues to accept out-of-state residents. However, applicants (both in-state and out-of-state) must contact Ashley Burton prior to applying in order to be considered for the dual program.

    How to Apply

    Individuals interested in pursuing a dual DMD/PhD degree and trainee fellowship support through the MOST program must first be accepted to both the DMD program and a UIC PhD program. Interested candidates must submit separate applications for both the PhD and the DMD programs. 
    Interested candidates please contact
    Dr. Ana Bedran-Russo, DDS, MS, PhD 
    MOST ​Program Director
    Associate Professor, Restorative Dentistry

    Predoctoral PhD
    UIC College of Dentistry Multidisciplinary Oral Science Training (MOST) Program

    The primary qualifications for this program include a commitment to an oral science research career, previous academic achievement and research potential.  Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD degree program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Preference will be given to candidates who have passed the Preliminary Exam.

    UIC is dedicated to increasing the participation of individuals currently underrepresented in the biomedical and clinical sciences, as diversifying the student and faculty bodies improve the quality of the training and educational environment.

    Applicants must be United States citizens, non-citizen nationals or individuals lawfully admitted for permanent residence who possess an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151 or I-551, or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident).  Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible for admission.

     

     Application deadlines:

     August 26, 2016 (Friday) – submit intent to apply by email (optional, but strongly encouraged)

     September 2, 2016 (Friday) – deadline for applications submission

    How to Apply

    Complete the following items and submit the files by email to Dr. Ana Bedran-Russo at, bedran@uic.edu

    1. Application
    2. Two-page description of research project and career goals. Must include: a) plans for journal article submission and, b) plans for individual grant submission
    3. Recommendation letter from primary mentor
    4. One-page self-assessment of research training needs (eg. curriculum, additional mentoring, etc.)
    5. Curriculum vitae
    6. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
    7. Proof of successful completion of the preliminary exam, if applicable.
    Contacts and News

    For more information contact
    Dr. Ana Bedran-Russo, DDS, MS, PhD 
    MOST ​Program Director
    Associate Professor, Restorative Dentistry

     

    We are currently accepting applications for the pre-doctoral graduate fellowship.  Dates for the 2016-2017 year are:

    • August 26, 2016 (Friday) – submit intent to apply by email
    • September 2, 2016 (Friday) – applications due