Research

Recent Grants and Awards

College of Dentistry researchers received nearly $4.8 million in funding for new and continuation grants and contracts in the last year (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020).

Susan Mallery, DDS, MS, PhD
Secondary chemoprevention of oral cancer by locally delivered agents; National Cancer Institute: $320,630

Susan Mallery, DDS, MS, PhD
Assessment of chemopreventive effects of a mucoadhesive fenretinide patch on premalignant oral epithelial lesions; National Cancer Institute: $665,263

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

Kristin McNamara, DDS, MS
Role of cornulin in the progression of oral premalignant lesions; Indiana University Health: $1,806

Deborah A. Mendel, DDS
Development of a Dynamic Impact Experiment for Mouthguard Performance Assessment (Clinical Pilot Grant): $17,654

Caroline Sawicki
The role of reactive brain endothelium in modulating stress-induced immunological and behavioral changes; National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research: $33,665

John Sheridan, PhD
Behavioral and cellular determinants of treadmill training and recovery after SCI; National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Strokes: $13,227

John Sheridan, PhD
Characterizing sleep disruption as a post- injury immune stressor; National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Strokes: $3,322

John Sheridan, PhD
Post-injury sleep disruption alters the inflammatory response to traumatic brain injury; Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity: $10,264

John Sheridan, PhD
Social defeat and stress-sensitization: Neuro- immune role of spleen in recurrence of anxiety; National Institute of Mental Health: $277,168

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

Dimitris Tatakis, DDS, PhD
Effects of Pro Relief dental gel soothing formula on palatal donor site wound healing; Oxyfresh: $11,192

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

Yun Wang, DDS, PhD
Instructive scaffolds capable of simultaneously regenerating multiple periodontal structures; Washington University: $43,518