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Lanske Lab Research Finding Could Influence Treatment of Osteoporosis and Other Diseases

April 17, 2017

Researchers in the Lanske Laboratory at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) in collaboration with the Rosen Laboratory at Maine Medical Center have been studying the function of Parathyroid hormone (PTH) beyond its well-known role in maintaining calcium homeostasis in the body. PTH has been approved for treatment of osteoporosis in humans to induce bone formation.

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Intini Lab Research Leads to Collaboration with Boston Children's Hospital Surgeons on Potential Treatments for Craniofacial Malformations

April 5, 2017

A recent research finding published in Stem Cell Reports could potentially lead to therapies that address craniofacial malformations in children. Craniofacial malformations are deformities that affect a child’s head and facial bones—disorders such as cleft palate, or craniosynostosis that are present at birth.

Give Kids a Smile Event Warms Hearts and Generates Smiles

Give Kids a Smile Event Warms Hearts and Generates Smiles

February 22, 2017

Neither mountains of snow, nor chilly temperatures deterred local families and volunteers from coming to Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) on Saturday, February 11 for the annual Give Kids a Smile Event. The popular event held in the Harvard Dental Center’s Teaching Practices was an opportunity for kids ages one to seventeen to receive free dental care and to learn about oral health.

Change makers: Students Receive Grant to Spread Awareness of Nutrition and Oral Health

Change makers: Students Receive Grant to Spread Awareness of Nutrition and Oral Health

December 7, 2016

HSDM students Morgane Amat and Tiffany Chien (DMD 2019 candidates) and their HMS teammates George Agyapong and Jun Liu (MD 2019 candidates) were recently awarded an Agents of Change grant for their project Interventions in Family Oriented Optimal Diet for Development (iFOODD) which aims to spread awareness of nutrition and oral health in families that have children with special needs.

Leadership Forum Brings Together Powerful Advocates for Integrating Dentistry and Medicine

Leadership Forum Brings Together Powerful Advocates for Integrating Dentistry and Medicine

November 9, 2016

Leaders in academia, healthcare, and business recently came to together at forum hosted by Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) to address the idea of integrating dentistry and medicine. The two-day event, “Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 2.0,” featured thought-provoking speakers, panelists, and discussion around the idea of connecting oral health to overall health to achieve better patient outcomes and lower costs.

Gift Kicks Off the Freeman, Grant, Franklin Scholarship

Gift Kicks Off the Freeman, Grant, Franklin Scholarship

October 28, 2016

Colgate-Palmolive Company has made a generous $50,000 gift toward the establishment of the Freeman, Grant, Franklin Scholarship. The scholarship will pay tribute to prominent African American figures in the School’s history — Robert Tanner Freeman, DMD1869, George Franklin Grant, DMD1870, and Dolores Mercedes Franklin, DMD74. The funding will support a DMD student from an underrepresented minority group or with significant financial need.

Meet Fulbright Scholar Dr. John Ahern

Meet Fulbright Scholar Dr. John Ahern

October 3, 2016

Dr. John Ahern joined HSDM as a Fulbright Scholar from Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Ahern received both his dental (2010) and medical (2015) degrees from Trinity College Dublin, and his masters in public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2013). He has worked as a dentist and physician and completed an internship at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Department of Oral Health in Geneva, Switzerland. As a well-rounded healthcare professional, Dr.

2016-2017 Dean’s Scholars Announced

2016-2017 Dean’s Scholars Announced

September 13, 2016

Today, the HSDM community gathered to celebrate the newest Dean's Scholars. Dean Bruce Donoff presented the awards at a special tea held in the Research and Education Building. The Dean’s Scholars program provides dedicated time and funding for outstanding individuals to develop and refine the skills necessary for future success in academics and research. This years’ award recipients are: