New York State Academic Dental Centers

University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine Oral Biology Researchers Receive a Combined $6.6 Million to Study Gum Disease, Sjögren’s Syndrome, Bone Loss


Researchers within the University at Buffalo Department of Oral Biology were recently awarded six grants totaling $6.6 million, helping to double funding received by the department from the previous year. The grants, awarded by the National Institutes of Health, will fund investigations that aim to better understand the bacteria behind periodontal disease, examine the influence of white blood cells on Sjögren’s syndrome, and explore the effects of a key protein on bone loss. Read more.


Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College: New York Doctor Receives Humanitarian Award From AAOMS

Jerry L. Halpern, DDS, of New York, and Clinical Associate Professor of Dental Medicine at Touro College of Dental Medicine, received the Humanitarian Award for Fellows and Members in October from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) at its 100th Annual Meeting in Chicago. Read more.

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