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HSDM Secures $3 Million Grant to Expand Dental Public Health in Rural Areas

June 25, 2020

Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology (OHPE) in collaboration with the Office of Global and Community Health (OGCH) was recently awarded a $3 million postdoctoral training grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Health Workforce to address gaps in dental education and access to care in underserved and vulnerable populations in rural areas.

The five-year grant titled Catalyzing Oral Health Workforce for Rural and Vulnerable Populations will create the first and only Dental Public Health (DPH) Residency in the country with a dedicated rural track... Read more about HSDM Secures $3 Million Grant to Expand Dental Public Health in Rural Areas

Volunteers distribute much needed supplies to Kenyan villagers via the Towa Kitu Kidogo project, partly initiated by Ashiana Jivraj, DMD21. Photo credit: Towa Kitu Kidogo

Dental Students Combat COVID-19 Through Volunteerism and Action

June 24, 2020

As Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) students and residents learned that the academic year would take an unprecedented turn due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several jumped into action, finding different ways to turn the challenges presented by the pandemic into opportunities to help. Whether through community outreach, research, or care, they quickly honed in on ways to aid their local and global communities.... Read more about Dental Students Combat COVID-19 Through Volunteerism and Action

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HSDM Authors Study Suicide Risk Amongst U.S. Healthcare Providers

June 16, 2020

At a time when the nation’s healthcare providers are under increasing stress, a newly published article in JAMA Surgery examines the risk factors contributing to suicide in their professions.

Yisi Daisy Ji, DMD18, clinical fellow in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and lead author of the manuscript, “Assessment of Risk Factors for Suicide Among US Health Care Professionals,” described why it was important to delve deeper into this topic.... Read more about HSDM Authors Study Suicide Risk Amongst U.S. Healthcare Providers

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