Research

Recent Grants and Awards

College of Dentistry researchers received nearly $6.8 million in funding for new and continuation grants and contracts in the last year (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019).

Homa Amini, DDS, MS, MPH
Dental faculty loan repayment program; Health Resources & Services Administration: $40,500

Michael Bailey, MS, PhD
Stress effects on virus protein induced inflammation and sickness behavior; National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: $85,262

John Bartlett, MS, PhD
Enamelysin processing mechanisms in amelogenesis; National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research: $515,828

Canise Bean, DMD, MPH
Medicaid Equity Simulation Project; Ohio Department of Medicaid: $26,530

Lewis Claman, DDS, MS
Tobacco cessation counseling training for Ohio Medicaid dental providers; Ohio Department of Medicaid: $198,440

Shareef Dabdoub, MS, PhD
Uncovering the functional potential of the developing peri-implant microbiome; National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research: $148,200

Toru Deguchi, DDS, MS, PhD
Comparison of accuracy in different oral scanners; Align Technology, Inc.: $3,000

Allen Firestone, DDS, MS
Quality of life of orthognathic surgery patients: a longitudinal study; Delta Dental Foundation of Michigan, Inc.: $2,630

Brian Foster, MS, PhD
Function of cementocytes in cellular cementum formation and resorption; National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research: $158,496

Brian Foster, MS, PhD
Modeling odontohypophosphatasia in the sheep; Texas A&M University: $15,251

Brian Foster, MS, PhD
Correlation of dental phenotype in hypophosphatasia; Soft Bones, Inc.: $25,000

Brian Foster, MS, PhD
Effects of KRN23 on dental mineralization in X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH); Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, Inc.: $5,500

Do-Gyoon Kim, MS, PhD
Nanoindentation based characterization of peri-implant bone quality in canine fresh extraction sockets; Zimmer Biomet, Inc.: $12,450

Do-Gyoon Kim, MS, PhD
Effects of reproduction and lactation on postmenopausal bone health; University of Pennsylvania: $5,720

Purnima Kumar, BDS, MS, PhD
Interactive Omics: Black raspberry metabolites and the oral microbiome in smokers; National Cancer Institute: $312,077

Purnima Kumar, BDS, MS, PhD
E-cigarettes and perturbations in the subgingival ecosystem; National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research: $1,089,722

Purnima Kumar, BDS, MS, PhD
A randomized cross-over design study to assess the effect of two home oral hygiene regimens on peri-implant mucositis; Philips Oral Healthcare, Inc.: $136,042

Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
In vitro engineered soft tissue model to study peri-implant pathogenesis; Zimmer Biomet, Inc.: $2,000

Eugene Leys, MS, PhD
Polymicrobial oral bacterial host interactions in a high throughput model; National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research: $385,000

Eugene Leys, MS, PhD
Culturing of the uncultured: Reverse genomics & multispecies consortia in oral health and disease; UT-Battelle, LLC: $209,145

Eugene Leys, MS, PhD
Diabetes reversal and the subgingival microbiota; University of Pennsylvania: $155,463

Susan Mallery, DDS, MS, PhD
Secondary chemoprevention of oral cancer by locally delivered agents; National Cancer Institute: $311,010

Susan Mallery, DDS, MS, PhD
Assessment of chemopreventive effects of a mucoadhesive fenretinide patch on premalignant oral epithelial lesions; National Cancer Institute: $671,121

Susan Mallery, DDS, MS, PhD
Assessment of Fenretinide+Tocilizumab Nanoparticles’ Chemopreventive Efficacy in an Oral Carcinogenesis Murine Model; James Cancer Center Pelotonia IDEA grant; $75,000

Brian Partido, BSDH, MSDH
Impact of glycine powder air-abrasive debridement on the peri-implant microbiome; Delta Dental Foundation of Michigan, Inc.: $30,000

Pamella Shaw, DMD, MPH
Collaborative research: Louis Stokes regional Center of Excellence; Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence: $66,800

John Sheridan, MS, PhD
Behavioral and cellular determinants of treadmill training and recovery after SCI; National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: $13,241

John Sheridan, MS, PhD
Characterizing sleep disruption as a post-injury immune stressor; National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: $2,978

John Sheridan, MS, PhD
Anxiety, IL-1R1 and neuroinflammation; National Institute of Mental Health: $317,625

John Sheridan, MS, PhD
The role of reactive brain endothelium in modulating stress-induced immunological and behavioral changes; National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research: $50,816

John Sheridan, MS, PhD
Comprehensive training in oral and craniofacial sciences; National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research: $921,899

John Sheridan, MS, PhD
Social defeat and stress-sensitization: Neuro-immune role of spleen in recurrence of anxiety; National Institute of Mental Health: $281,908

John Sheridan, MS, PhD
Dynamic cellular interactions associated with inflammatory monocyte accumulation in the neurovasculature with social stress; National Institute of Mental Health: $271,391

John Sheridan, MS, PhD
Social regulation of pro-inflammatory monocytes; University of California – Los Angeles: $70,070

Susan Travers, MS, PhD
Inhibitory modulation and circuitry in the rostral solitary nucleus; National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: $331,500

Susan Travers, MS, PhD
Psychophysical evaluation of taste function; Florida State University: $148,889

Burak Yilmaz, DDS, MS, PhD
A prospective, observational, multicenter study of the integration success of the Eztetic dental implant systems in immediate loading cases; Zimmer Biomet, Inc.: $21,137

College of Dentistry Clinical Pilot Grants

Lisa Lang, DDS, MS, MBA
Effect of crown height on the screw joint stability of screw-retained crowns: $13,125

Toru Deguchi, DDS, MS, PhD
The Role of Harmine in Potential of Preventing Root Resorption During Orthodontic Treatment: $24,850

College of Dentistry Seed Grants

Kim Hammersmith, DDS, MPH, MS / Brian Foster, PhD
Genetic and Dental Analysis of a Novel Form of Dentinogenesis Imperfecta: $10,245

Do-Gyoon Kim, PhD
Characteristics of jaw bone in postmenopausal osteoporosis: $25,000