Articles from January 2023

Seed Grant

The College of Dentistry Announces 2023 Seed Grant Awards

The University of Iowa College of Dentistry is pleased to announce the 2023 Seed Grant Awards. This is the third year of the seed grant program, and these grants fund innovative projects from early-career investigators or established investigators who are developing a new line of research.
Shaoping Zhang

Iowa Dental Faculty awarded major National Institutes of Health R01 grant

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
The National Institutes of Health awarded Shaoping Zhang, assistant professor of periodontics, and his team a 5-year, $1.95 million R01 grant to assess and understand the role of type I interferon (IFN-I) in periodontal disease. This major research project is part of Iowa Dentistry’s efforts to advance research and discovery—producing novel translational research that can treat those who suffer from periodontitis.
Steve Vercande receiving Honorary Recognition award from the University of Iowa Dental Alumni Association

Steven "Steve" Vercande passed away

Thursday, January 19, 2023
Steven "Steve" Vercande, a longtime staff member in the Department of Prosthodontics, passed away on January 18, 2023. He leaves a deep and abiding legacy at the college and the entire dental profession in Iowa. He will be missed. Information about arrangements will be communicated as they become available.