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“Interdisciplinary scholarship and translational research are hallmarks of the University of Pennsylvania. Our faculty members actively pursue collaborations and their published work has diverse applications in a variety of fields.”
— 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

Following is a snapshot by the numbers of the scholarly activity within the School’s faculty over the past five years (January 2009 –December 2013). Listed are the top 20 by their h index** (see definition below) and the number of research articles published.

Faculty Member No. of Articles 2009-13 H Index** 2009-13
George Hajishengallis 54 18
Henry Daniell 41 16
Dana Graves 33 14
Anh Le 38 13
Denis Kinane 31 13
Gary Cohen 26 13
Elizabeth Barton 31 12
Michel Koo 33 11
Markus Blatz 46 7
Sunday O. Akintoye 17 7
Hydar Ali 12 7
Carolyn Gibson 21 6
Frank Setzer 16 6
Claire Mitchell 14 6
Yan Yuan 13 6
Faizan Alawi 22 5
Kathleeen Boesze-Battaglia 17 5
Kelly Jordan-Sciutto 12 5
Bekir Karabucak 11 5
Marjorie Jeffcoat 9 5

**The h index It indicates the quantity and quality of the researcher’s publications during their career and was developed to measure the impact of an individual’s scientific research output. The higher the number the better. Older researchers with longer careers will always have more than new or younger researchers.

It 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 ndex 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. View article »

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 2009 and December 2013. It should be noted that publication and citation practices differ among disciplines and specialties.


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