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— Dr. Denis Kinane, Morton Amsterdam Dean

“The Penn Dental Medicine research enterprise continues to have a far-reaching impact across disciplines as evidenced by the number and frequency of faculty publications cited in the scholarship of other researchers. The impact of the research in the clinical departments demonstrates the breadth of research activities and is an important part of the School’s scholarship.”
— Dr. Dana Graves, Vice Dean for Research and Scholarship

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Scholarly Activity, Imapct

Following is a snapshot of the scholarly activity of the Penn Dental Medicine faculty with the number of publications and the impact of research output (h index*) over the past five years (January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2014)***. Listed are those investigators with an h index of 5 or higher, for articles published within the last five years, in journals covered by the Scopus database.

Faculty Member No. of Articles 2010-14*** H Index** 2010-14***
Songtao Shi 90 22
George Hajishengallis 58 17
Henry Daniell 37 14
Anh Le 33 13
Elizabeth Barton 39 12
Dana Graves 36 12
Gary Cohen 27 11
Denis Kinane 23 10
Claire Mitchell 21 8
Yan Yuan 15 7
Hydar Ali 13 7
Kathleeen Boesze-Battaglia 19 6
Frank Setzer 16 6
Sunday O. Akintoye 15 6
Kelly Jordan-Sciutto 15 6
Bekir Karabucak 10 6
Markus Blatz 40 5
Faizan Alawi 24 5
Marjorie Jeffcoat 11 5
Syngcuk Kim 9 5
Joseph DiRienzo 7 5

*The h index was developed by J.E. Hirsch, Department of Physics, UCSD, and it attempts to measure the impact of an individual or department’s scientific research output. The calculation is based on a list of publications ranked in descending order by the “times cited” count. As an example, an h index of 20 means there are 20 items that have 20 citations or more each. Hirsch’s full article on the h index can be found in PNAS 102 (46): 16569-16572 November 15 2005.

These lists were generated using the Scopus database, and the Author IDs found within that system. Articles published in journals that are not indexed in Scopus, are not included in the calculation. The articles that were included were published between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2014. It should be noted that publication and citation practices differ among disciplines and specialties.


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