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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

View Recent Publications by Penn Dental Medicine researchers.

2016 Top Clinical Department Grant Awards

In 2016, the top five grant awards for new projects within the Penn Dental Medicine clinical departments, included:

Role of PERK Haplotypes in HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kelly Jordan Sciutto, Dept. of Pathology
(National Institute of Mental Health/NIH/DHHS, $2,753,238)

Affordable Oral Delivery of Human Blood Protein Drugs Encapsulated in Plant Cells
Principal Investigator: Dr. Henry Daniell, Dept. of Biochemistry
(National Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS, $2,717,483)

Approaches to Enhance Lysosomal Function in RPE Cells
Principal Investigator: Dr. Claire Mitchell, Dept. of Anatomy & Cell Biology
(National Eye Institute/NIH/DHH, $2,012,500)

Local Endogenous Regulators of Functional Immune Plasticity in the Periodontium
Dr. George Hajishengallis, Dept. of Microbiology
(National Institute of Dental And Craniofacial Research/NIH/DHHS, $1,762,750)

Role of a Novel Human Mast Cell G Protein Coupled Receptor in Allergy and Inflammation
Principal Investigator: Dr. Hydar Ali, Dept. of Pathology
(National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS, $1,610,000)

2016 Top Basic Science Department Grant Awards

In 2016, the top five grant awards for new projects within the Penn Dental Medicine basic science departments, included:

In 2016, the top five grant awards for new projects within the Penn Dental Medicine clinical departments, included:

Mechanisms for Impaired Diabetic Oral Wound Healing
Principal Investigator: Dr. Dana Graves, Dept. of Periodontics
(National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research/NIH/DHHS, $2,311,470)

A Novel Anti-Caries Approach to Modulate Virulence of Cariogenic Biofilms
Principal Investigator: Dr. Hyun (Michel) Ko, Dept. of Orthodontics and Divs. of Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health
(National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research/NIH/DHHS$1,922,703)

Biofilm Elimination and Caries Prevention using Multifunctional Nanocatalysts
Principal Investigator: Dr. Hyun (Michel) Ko, Dept. of Orthodontics and Divs. of Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health
(National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research/NIH/DHHS$1,881,793)

A Double-Blind, Partial Cross-Over, Incomplete Factorial Study to Assess the Local Anesthetic Efficacy and Safety of CTY-5339 Anesthetic Spray (CTY-5339-A) when applied to the Cheek Mucosal Tissue in Normal Volunteers
Principal Investigator: Dr. Elliot Hersh, Dept. of Oral Surgery/Pharmacology
(Cetylite, Inc.,$249,170.00)

Defining Mechanical Injury, Hypoxia and Disease Progression in TMJ OA and Pain
Principal Investigator: Dr. Qunzhou Zhang, Dept. of Oral Surgery/Pharmacology
(Osteo Science Foundation, $100,000)

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Recent Publications

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Program & Faculty Features

Research Spotlight

Research Day 2016 Spotlights both Faculty, Student Research

Penn Dental Journal,

Fall 2016

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