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Leo Marchini

From Brazil to Iowa

Tuesday, August 15, 2023
The College of Dentistry’s new department chair in Preventive and Community Dentistry Leo Marchini grew up in Brazil with a father as a dentist, so it would make sense that Marchini would end up in the profession himself, even though he didn’t want to at first.
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2023 summer educational program opens up opportunities for participants

Wednesday, August 9, 2023
The dental track of the Summer Health Professions Education Program showcases careers in dentistry for undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds. Since 2017, this highly competitive program has served over 120 students helping to prepare them for dental school and a future career in dentistry.
Azeez Butali

Iowa dental faculty receive grant to investigate genetic factors associated with periodontitis

Thursday, August 3, 2023
The National Institutes of Health via the University of Kentucky awarded Azeez Butali and Erliang Zeng a grant to identify genome-wide genetic susceptibility variants around the world.
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Dr. Kyungsup Shin receives the 2023-2024 ADEA Leadership Institute Fellow nomination.

Monday, July 31, 2023
Dr. Kyungsup Shin was selected for the 2023-2024 ADEA Leader Institute Fellowship Program.
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T90/R90 Oral Health Research Training Grant renewed

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Iowa Dentistry's trainee programs has been continuously funded for over 15 years, preparing the next generation of researchers in oral, dental, and craniofacial science.
Aline Petrin with Mandi Seaberg

Dr. Aline Petrin Nominated for Mentor of the Year

Monday, July 10, 2023
The University of Iowa Orthodontics Department congratulates Dr. Aline Petrin on her Mentor of the Year nomination. Dr. Aline Petrun currently serves as an Assitant Professor and holds many awards and honors for her contributions to the department. Dental Student, Amanda Seaberg, nominated Dr. Petrin because of her commitment to furthering epigenetic research and leaving a remarkable impact on her students' learning.
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Welcome Dr. Emma Mueldener

Friday, June 30, 2023
Dr. Emma Mueldener has joined the faculty team in the Orthodontics Department. After completing her undergraduate, masters, and oral science degrees at the University of Iowa, the clinic is excited to welcome her as a full-time clinical assistant professor.
Headshot of Clinical Professor, Dr. Steve Marshall

Welcome Dr. Steve Marshall

Friday, June 30, 2023
The Orthodontics Department is excited to welcome Dr. Steve Marshall as an official faculty member! Dr. Marshall has previously assisted our department and will now serve as a full-time clinical professor of orthodontics.
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Iowa Dentistry researchers receive NIH grant to investigate genetic causes of tooth development

Thursday, June 29, 2023
Huojun Cao and Eric Van Otterloo are investigating the genetic underpinnings of tooth development. The long-term goal of their work is to better understand tooth development so that new regenerative treatments for teeth can be developed.