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2021 Program Schedule

Time
 
8:00 am Welcome
Mark S. Wolff, DDS, PhD, Morton Amsterdam Dean
Dana T. Graves, DDS, DMSc, Vice Dean for Research and Scholarship
  SESSION 1
Moderator: Robert P. Ricciardi, MA, PhD
8:10 am NELL-1 – CNTNAP4 as a Novel Ligand-Receptor Pair Shared by Bone and Brain
Chenshuang (Monica) Li, DDS, PhD
8:35 am Innate Immune Memory: Beneficial in Infections and Tumors, Detrimental in Chronic Inflammation
George Hajishengallis, DDS, PhD
9:00 am Q&A
9:10 am SPECIAL SESSION:
Penn Dental Medicine COVID-19 Research and Panel Discussion
Moderator: Patricia Corby, DDS, MS
Henry Daniell, PhD
Robert P. Ricciardi, MA, PhD
Bruce J. Shenker, PhD
Dana T. Graves, DDS, DMSc
Anh D. Le, DDS, PhD
10:40 am Break
  SESSION 2
Moderator: Anh D. Le, DDS, PhD
10:50 am The role of TLR2 and TLR3 Synergy via MYD88 Dependent Inflammatory Response
Hellen Teixeira, DDS, MS, DScD
11:15 am Spatial Design of Oral Biofilm Communities in Disease
Hyun (Michel) Koo, DDS, MS, PhD
11:40 am Q&A
11:50 am PDM RESEARCH DAY KEYNOTE LECTURE
Moderator: Mark S. Wolff, DDS, PhD
Overview of Upcoming NIDCR Initiatives
Rena D’Souza, DDS, MS, PhD
Director, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
12:40 pm Q&A
12:50 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Presentation of the Joseph and Josephine Rabinowitz Award for Excellence in Research
Moderator: Kathleen Boesze-Battaglia, PhD
1:45 pm JOSEPH L. RABINOWITZ MEMORIAL LECTURE
Moderator: Esra Sahingur, DDS, MS, PhD
The Mysterious Faces of Calprotectin
Mark Herzberg, DDS, PhD
Professor, Department of Oral Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
President, American Association of Dental Research
2:30 pm Q&A
2:40 pm Oral Presentations and Competition
5:45 – 6:00 pm Recognition and Awards
Penn Dental Medicine Research Achievements
IDEA Awards
Oral Presentation Awards

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