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Members of the HSDM Green Team and Sustainability Committee pose together at an event promoting reusable mugs.

Green Team and Sustainability Committee Inspired by Research Linking Oral Health to the Effects of Climate Change

April 21, 2021

In November of 2019, Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) established its first Green Team and Sustainability Committee, bringing together students, faculty, and staff who were committed to exploring ways to make impactful changes to the School’s environmental footprint. The committee came together as a result of a Harvard Worldwide Week presentation by Dr. Donna Hackley, instructor in Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, which focused on the bi-directional relationship between environmental health and oral health through the lens of health equity. The committee focused on evaluating...

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A group of HSDM students and faculty pose with a member of the Wampanoag Tribe while visiting Martha's Vineyard with the Wampanoag Outreach Group

HSDM’s Wampanoag Outreach Group Honored with HMS Dean’s Community Service Award for Portable Clinic Pilot Program

March 30, 2021

A Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) community outreach group recently received the Harvard Medical School (HMS) Dean’s Community Service Award for their work to provide better access to oral and systemic health care to the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (WTGH), as well as other underserved communities on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. The Wampanoag Outreach Group Portable Clinic Project, spearheaded by HSDM students and faculty members Camille Herzog, DMD22, Natalie Wen, DMD22, Susanna Yeh, DMD23, Kristie Kaczmarek, DMD23, and Brian Swann, assistant professor of Oral Health Policy...

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2021 May 27

Commencement and Class Day

(All day)

Location: 

Virtual
Harvard University and Harvard School of Dental Medicine will hold virtual graduation ceremonies on Thursday, May 27, 2021 to ensure the health and safety of the Harvard communities. The University-wide Commencement ceremony will take place in the morning, followed by virtual Class Day exercises for Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Harvard Medical School in the afternoon.

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2021 Mar 23

Global and Community Health Oral Health Seminar Series | Primary Teeth as Novel Biomarkers of Early Life Adversity Exposure and Mental Health Risk

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

ZOOM

The Office of Global and Community Health Presents

ORAL HEALTH SEMINAR SERIES

Primary Teeth as Novel Biomarkers of Early Life Adversity Exposure and Mental Health Risk

Presented by: 

Erin Dunn, ScD, MPH
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Associate Investigator, Massachusetts General Hospital

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
12:00-1:00PM EDT

...

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Kate Rezendes

Rezendes Named as Chief of Staff at HSDM

March 15, 2021

Dean William Giannobile recently named Kate Ellis Rezendes as Chief of Staff at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM). In this new role within the Dean’s Office, Rezendes will work closely with HSDM’s leadership team and the dean to oversee the daily and long-term activities of the office and partner across the organization with faculty, staff, and administration, to advance the School’s mission and strategic priorities.

Additionally, she will oversee the administrative and budgetary functions of the office and streamline operations, scheduling, and project management, as...

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Headshot of Dr. Hiroe Ohyama, assistant professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences

HSDM Faculty and Students Receive ADEA Awards

March 12, 2021

Several members of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) community will be recognized at this year’s American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Annual Session. The virtual event includes awards, scholarships, and fellowships recognizing achievement and distinction among its members.

Hiroe Ohyama, MMSc96, DMD03, assistant professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences, received the...

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Headshot of David Wu, DMSc23, taken by Shaima Bahammam, DMSc23

Meet Dr. David Wu: A Future Clinician-Scientist Charting His Course at HSDM

March 4, 2021

David T. Wu, DMSc23, is an Advanced Graduate Education (AGE) student in Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s Department of Periodontology. Born in Suzhou, China, Wu grew up in Montreal, Quebec, and received his Bachelor of Science in Anatomy and Cell Biology from McGill University in 2015, followed by his DMD from the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill. In his free time, Wu enjoys running and cycling around Boston. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wu also enjoyed weekly Boston Symphony Orchestra...

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Headshot of Lonnie Norris, DMD76, MPH77

HSDM Alumni and Students Receive Recognition at the First-Ever Virtual Yankee Dental Congress

February 8, 2021

In late January, dental professionals and students gathered for the first-ever virtual Yankee Dental Congress. The three-day event brought together dental professionals from all over New England and beyond to connect with colleagues, participate in professional development, discover new innovations, and advance the profession of dentistry. The annual event also offers an opportunity for the dental community to recognize the achievements and contributions of those in the field.... Read more about HSDM Alumni and Students Receive Recognition at the First-Ever Virtual Yankee Dental Congress

2021 Feb 04

Oral Health and Sustainability: Crimson Goes Green at HSDM

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

The Office of Global and Community Health presents and oral health seminar series event:

Oral Health and Sustainability: Crimson Goes Green at HSDM

Featuring
Donna Hackley, DMD, MA, MPH Candidate
Instructor in Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, Office of Global and Community Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Jennifer Lee, DMD21
Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Lia Sgourakes
Associate Director of Facilities and Operations
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
...

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2021 Apr 06

Student Research Day & Giddon Lecture

8:00am to 6:00pm

Location: 

Via Zoom TBA

 

April 6, 2021 (via Zoom)
 
8:00am-9:30am     
The Professor Donald B. Giddon, DMD, PhD, Annual Lecture in Behavioral Medicine and Dentistry featuring Dr. Richard Watt, professor of Dental Public health in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Lancet Commissioner for Global Oral Health; and Director of Research for Central North West London Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust. His research focuses on the...

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Headshot of the U.S. Surgeon General, VADM Jerome Adams, MD, MPH.

U.S. Surgeon General Addresses the Importance of Oral Health and the Prominence of Social Determinants During a Recent HSDM Webinar

December 16, 2020

In early December, Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) welcomed United States Surgeon General Vice Admiral (VADM) Dr. Jerome M. Adams for a special virtual Oral Health Seminar Series event. VADM Adams was joined by Jane Barrow, associate dean of the Office of Global and Community Health, and executive director of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s Initiative to Integrate Oral Health and Medicine, and HSDM Dean, William Giannobile.... Read more about U.S. Surgeon General Addresses the Importance of Oral Health and the Prominence of Social Determinants During a Recent HSDM Webinar

Joseph L. Henry

Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Fellows Pursue Dynamic Goals in Public Health

November 13, 2020

Drs. Siobhian M. B. Sprott, and Shelly D. Taylor were recently awarded the Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Fellowship in Minority Health Policy for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Fellowship in Minority Health Policy, awarded each academic year, is an academic degree-granting program with the goal of preparing the next generation of leaders in minority health, health policy, and oral epidemiology. The program is named after Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s first African American full professor, Joseph L. Henry who also served as the School’s interim dean from...

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Advocating for Voter Engagement on Harvard’s Longwood Campus

October 23, 2020

Ahead of November’s election, Harvard launched the Harvard Votes Challenge (HVC), which is a non-partisan initiative aimed at increasing voter registration and participation among members of the Harvard community. Through different events such as National Voter Registration Day and training sessions for election volunteers, the Harvard Votes Challenge is engaging community members in new ways, with an emphasis on building a civic-minded culture at Harvard...

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