MCOHR Celebrates Completion of Participant Recruitment for Bone Grafting and Sinus Lift Study with Tigers VS. Yankees Game at Comerica Park
MCOHR faculty and staff old and new, along with family and friends, celebrated the completion of participant recruitment for the Bone Grafting and Dental Implant study at Comerica Park Friday as the Tigers started their series against the Yankees. A well deserved break from all the hard work and dedication to the research. Sadly, our baseball team didn't win, but office moral takes home a big W.
**A special THANK YOU to Dr. William Giannobile, Primary Investigator on the study and CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Darnell Kaigler, Co-Investigator and Primary Examiner.
More photos of the event may be found here: http://www.flickr.com//photos/mcohr/sets/72157630020325696/show/
Implementation Science Conference Registration Still Open
The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research's first annual conference on implementation science takes place May 23-24 at the North Campus Research Complex (NCRC).
Chronic Migraine Sufferes find RELIEF!
Priliminary reports are finding patients saw significant relief from pain after four weeks of electrical brain stimulation. Dr. Alexandre DaSilva, lead author of the study partically conducted at MCOHR, states "that repetitive sessions are necessary to revert ingrained changes in the brain related to chronic migraine suffering". See the entire article on the University of Michigan News Service webpage.
ADA and Dental X-Ray News
Please click here to be directed to the American Dental Associations website to read more about the recent article published in Cancer, a scientific journal of the American Cancer Society, atributing "generally non-malignant brain tumors" to frequent dental x-rays.
International Team for Implantology (ITI) Scholarship Center at U of M
The center primarillarly contained at MCOHR to work with ITI Scholars along side Graduate Students and Fellows in prosthodontics, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics and oral and maxillofacial surgery at the School of Dentistry, providing a unique interdisciplinary experience.
Mega Grand Rounds
MCOHR Staff was proud to support our Director, Dr. William Giannobile, DDS, DMSc, at the Sping 2012 Mega Grand Rounds Symposium held at Rackham Auditorium. Click here to view podcast's of the day's events.
*Don't forget to check out our flickr page for photos of recent events!
University of Michigan School of Dentistry Research Day 2012
MCOHR was proud to participate in Research Day 2012 held at the UofM League and School of Dentistry today from 1-5:30 pm. Click here for list of events, speakers and awards.
MICHR Pilot Grant Program Funding Opportunities
MICHR Pilot Grant Program Requests Proposals for Clinical & Translational Research. For details regarding the descriptions of the grant mechanisms and application guidelines, visit http://www.michr.umich.edu/programs/pilot-grant.html. Please read guidelines and requirements for each mechanism carefully as these may have changed.
**Round 12 Submission Deadline: February 15, 2012**
"Breakthrough" in Research
MICHR LOVES Research and shows they care by supporting you at every stage. Take a look at their latest issue of Breakthrough- your quick read of research management and support services available from MICHR.
Call for Applications: Master's in Clinical Research
The application for the 1-year master’s in clinical research is now available for students to apply to through Rackham Graduate School.
Application deadline is December 16.
*NOTE:* This is a 12 month “year-out” program funded through the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research. Students will receive a Master’s in Clinical Research from the School of Public Health, Epidemiology.
Current Research Studies
MCOHR is now actively recruiting patients for 8 studies, and we are in need of healthy participants. Please see Clinical studies for more information!
MCOHR Participates in Researchpalooza on September 16th
The MCOHR participated in this University-wide event hosted by the UMMS Office of Research, held on the Medical School Campus. The event showcased the organizations that serve researchers and staff at the University of Michigan, featuring 50+ exhibitors from labs and offices across campus. See our photos!
MCOHR Longitudinal Research Study Identifying Biomarkers of Periodontal Disease Progression
Findings from a 12-month study lead by MCOHR Director Dr. William Giannobile and study team were recently published describing the identification of salivary biomarkers involved in periodontal disease progression. The article was published in the June issue of the Journal of Dental Research and can be found on the PubMed.gov website.
International Organogenesis Symposium to be Held May 13 - 14th
The Center for Organogenesis has announced its 8th Annual International Symposium and poster session, covering topics related to engineering tissues and organs, to be held on May 13 - 14, 2011 at the BSRB on the University of Michigan campus. More information about the Center can be found at their website, including online registration for this event!
MCOHR Research Study Published in New England Journal of Medicine
A University of Michigan press release describes a study lead by Dr. Laurie McCauley and study team evaluating teriparatide, an osteoporosis treatment drug, for bone wound healing in periodontal disease patients. The MCOHR study appeared online in the New England Journal of Medicine Oct. 16 and in the print edition on Oct. 28. The investigation was presented by Dr. Jill Bashutski, the lead author of the study, on Oct. 16 in Toronto at the annual meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. A video describing the study can also be seen at the University of Michigan Website. The article and corresponding editorial are available on the New England Journal of Medicine Website.
Forsyth Institute & MCOHR to Participate in Collaborative Research Study
The Forsyth Institute announces they have received $20.7 million from the NIDCR for three projects examining periodontal disease progression from microbiological, genetic, host immune response, and clinical perspectives. The Forsyth team will also work with four other oral health research centers around the country for this four-year project. MCOHR will be the first clinical research partner!
Ground-breaking Dental Research Study
A University of Michigan press release regarding the investigation to use genetic testing to help predict gum disease features Dr. William Giannobile and MCOHR! The University of Michigan School of Dentistry has recently signed a contract with Interleukin Genetics Inc. to conduct a large study assessing the risk for gum disease as a way to customize patient care.
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