Articles from February 2024

The grant administration team for the Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research

Supporting Excellence: Iowa Dentistry’s Research Support Team

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Like most high-level research universities, Iowa Dentistry relies on its grant administration team to help faculty develop their grant applications, ensuring that the applications meet all grant requirements while providing feedback to faculty members identifying potential weakness in the grant application. Ann Lawler, Mikaela Rhoads, and Maria Bertorello make up the grant administration team, and Iowa Dentistry's research successes are due in no small part to their on-going efforts to support our faculty and researchers.
Siva Prakasam in his research lab

Iowa Periodontist examines the function of PGRPs in periodontal disease

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Sivaraman Prakasam, associate professor and head of the Department of Periodontics, is investigating a particular group of proteins that discriminates between good and bad bacteria in a person’s gingiva (gum) and mouth to modulate the body’s immune response. His research could lead to new tools that can prevent or treat periodontitis.
Dr. Lawrence Tabak receives a plaque to memorialize his visit during the 2024 Research Day

Photo Gallery: 2024 Research Day

Thursday, February 15, 2024
Check out these sights from the 71st Anniversary of the Iowa Section of the AADOCR.
Colton Curtis in a labratory

Student Research Profile: Improving Dry Mouth and Oral Health in Older Populations with Dentures

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
The Dental Student Research Program at Iowa Dentistry has a long and venerable tradition of teaching students to conduct and think critically about research. Fourth-year dental student Colton Curtis exemplifies these qualities in his work investigating methods to improve dry mouth and oral health in older populations with dentures. Curtis’ experience over the course of his dental career illustrates this well. He began doing research in his first year, but it took him a while to zero in on the right topic.
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Leary, Cho named ADEA Leadership Institute Fellows

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Dr. Leary and Dr. Cho to participate in year-long professional development program.