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Pathways into Dentistry Pipeline Program Recognized with National STEM Award

August 15, 2018

Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) was recently honored for its diversity and inclusion efforts, receiving a 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The Award honors colleges and universities nationwide that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

HSDM was chosen for developing a Pathways into Dentistry pipeline program which invites middle school, high school and college students to envision a career in dentistry.... Read more about Pathways into Dentistry Pipeline Program Recognized with National STEM Award

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New DMD Students Begin Their Journey With Gratitude and Enthusiasm

August 13, 2018

Thirty-six new DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) students arrived on campus in early August eager to begin their dental careers at Harvard. The enrollees hail from 16 states and join HSDM from more than 27 different colleges and universities. They were selected from a group of over 1,000 prospective students, representing just under 5% of the applicant pool.

The morning of August 6, the DMD students joined their HMS classmates for welcome remarks by the deans of the respective schools.... Read more about New DMD Students Begin Their Journey With Gratitude and Enthusiasm

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Research Profile: Gaining Insights from Rare Genetic Diseases

July 11, 2018

Dr. Yingzi Yang, professor of developmental biology at HSDM, leads a laboratory of seven postdoctoral researchers and three visiting scholars researching skeletal development—particularly how the skeletal system forms and how skeletal diseases arise.

“We have a long-standing interest in skeletal development, although most of the time we are investigating how the skeletal system forms, our ultimate goal is to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms underpinning skeletal diseases,” Yang said...

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Faculty Recognized for Mentoring and Inspiring Students

June 22, 2018

Drs. Aram Kim and Supattriya Chutinan, instructors in Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences, were recently recognized for their work as teachers and mentors. Kim and Chutinan received this year's Young Mentor Award, an award that recognizes Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Harvard Medical School faculty in the early stages of their career, who devote their time to mentoring others.

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Swann Receives Community Service Award for Oral Health Outreach with the Wampanoag

June 12, 2018

Dr. Brian J. Swann, assistant professor of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, was recently awarded a 2018 Dean's Community Service Award for his work with the Wampanoag Tribe Oral Health Relief Effort. Since 2013, Swann has led efforts to bring sustainable, comprehensive, family-centered oral health care to the underserved native population on Martha's Vineyard.... Read more about Swann Receives Community Service Award for Oral Health Outreach with the Wampanoag

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New MMSc Program Trains Future Leaders and Mentors in Dental Education

May 24, 2018

When Erinne Kennedy, MMSc2019, PD18 was growing up in Middleport, Ohio, she never imagined someone from her hometown of 2,500 people—let alone herself—would become the first of anything at Harvard. Kennedy recently became the first post-doctoral student in Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s MMSc in Dental Education Program.

“It’s...

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A Cherished Mentor Inspires a Gift

May 17, 2018

Joy Wang, DMD95, MPH95, arrived at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) at the age of twenty-two. Having grown up in California and attended the University of California, Davis, for her undergraduate studies in biochemistry, the young dental student was thousands of miles from her home, family and everything familiar. 

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