New York State Academic Dental Centers

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine Cancer Scientist Receives AACR-Mark Foundation Grant for Health Disparities Research
Fatemeh (Flora) Momen-Heravi, DDS, PhD, has been awarded a “Science of the Patient” grant from the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the Mark Foundation for Cancer Research. The three-year, $750,000 award will support Dr. Momen-Heravi’s research into the existing racial disparities in head and neck cancer. Read more.
 
 
 
University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine Awarded $1.5 Million to Reprogram White Blood Cells in Fight Against Oral Cancer
The University at Buffalo has received a $1.5 million grant from the United States Department of Defense to develop new therapies that help reduce chronic inflammation and immunosuppression in oral cancers. Through the three-year grant, the research will center on a type of white blood cell called a macrophage that – after migrating to oral tumors – triggers uncontrolled inflammation, which suppresses the body’s immune response and lowers the effectiveness of anticancer therapies. Read more.