Research

Recent Grants and Awards

College of Dentistry researchers received over $1.7 million in funding for new and continuation grants and contracts in the last year (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021).

Michael Chavez
Functional domains of bone sialoprotein in dentoalveolar development and healing + Child care supplement. National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research. $45,936 

David Collins
Association Between Empathy and Academic Performance Among Undergraduate Dental Hygiene Students. International Federation of Dental Hygienists. $956

Kimberly Hammersmith, DDS, MPH, MS
Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene. Health Resources and Services Administration. $504,940

Do-Gyoon Kim, PhD
Site-specific postmenopausal characteristics of jaw bone. American Association of Orthodontists Foundation. $30,000

Do-Gyoon Kim, PhD
Injectable hybrid dental implant system. HuMed Lifesciences Corp. $40,000

Damian Lee, DDS, MS
Error Analysis Of Stages Involved In CBCT-Guided Implant Placement With Surgical Guides When Different Printing Technologies Are Used. American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics. $5,000

Susan Mallery, DDS, PhD
Chemoprevention by Black Raspberry of Oral Cancer Induced by Tobacco Carcinogens: Translational Studies. Pennsylvania State University. $25,464

Beau Meyer, DDS, MPH
Interactive game-based clinical training for vulnerable and underserved populations. Health Resources and Services Administration. $450,000

Irina Novopoltseva, MBA
Palatal injections using the Dentapen. Delta Dental Plan of Michigan, Inc. $6,500

Kazune Pax
Mommyomics and Babyomics - Effect of Gestational Diabetes on the Developing Infant Microbiome. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. $42,920

Sarah Peters, PhD
Mechanisms regulating afferent innervation in the dental pulp. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. $260,428

Michelle Scott
Nicotine-free and nicotine-containing E-cigarettes differentially alter microbial colonization dynamics. International and American Associations for Dental Research. $2,100

Susan Travers, PhD
Supplement - A confectionary-based screening tool for assessing chemosensory loss in COVID-19 patients. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. $305,085