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Vicki Rosen Named Interim Dean of Harvard School of Dental Medicine

December 20, 2019

Dr. Vicki Rosen, professor and chair of developmental biology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM), has been appointed interim dean of HSDM, effective January 1, 2020.

A highly respected scientist in the field of bone and mineral research, Rosen’s career at HSDM spans nearly two decades. As chair of the Department of Developmental Biology, she oversees the clinical specialties of pediatric dentistry and orthodontics, as well as basic research, and is involved in the education of postdoctoral fellows and residents, students enrolled in the DMD...

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Dean Bruce Donoff celebrating with Vice Dean John Da Silva

Recognizing a Career Devoted to Research, Education, and Clinical Care

December 12, 2019

On Tuesday, December 10, members of the Harvard community and affiliated research institutions gathered to honor Harvard School of Dental Medicine Dean Bruce Donoff’s contributions to research and education at a symposium and reception held in his honor. Donoff, who is stepping down at the end of the year, has been a dedicated advocate for scientific research and studying the relationship between dentistry, oral biology, and medicine.... Read more about Recognizing a Career Devoted to Research, Education, and Clinical Care

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HSDM Donates Endodontic Care on “Teeth Worth Saving Day”

November 20, 2019

Earlier this week, Harvard School of Dental Medicine joined a collaborative effort with the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), and the Schools of Dental Medicine at Boston University and Tufts University, to highlight the importance of saving teeth. Together, the Boston-area dental schools provided more than 50 endodontic treatments on Teeth Worth Saving Day, totaling more than $59,000 in value, to patients in need in the Boston area.

The effort was part of a contest sponsored by AAE focused on saving well-known natural landmarks and saving natural teeth. Boston’s...

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Dean Donoff

Donoff to Step Down as Dean of HSDM

April 12, 2019

Bruce Donoff, dean of Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) for 28 years, announced today that he will step down from the position effective Jan. 1, 2020.

Throughout his tenure, Donoff moved HSDM forward with a broad vision for global and community oral health. A skilled oral surgeon and educator, he has been an advocate for the integration of oral health and medicine as a way to ensure improved outcomes for his own patients and dental patients everywhere. He not only shaped the dental curriculum at Harvard but also influenced the way dentistry is taught around the country...

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2019 Apr 30

Advances in Addressing Oral Cancer: Cells to Society

8:00am to 3:00pm

Location: 

Joseph B. Martin Center
Dean Michelle Williams of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health invites guests to attend "Advances in Addressing Oral Cancer: Cells to Society" on April 30, featuring keynote speaker Sultan Pradham, surgical oncologist at Prince Aly Khan Hopistal, Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Center, and Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai, India. The event is sponsored by Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and the Harvard Chan School Zhu Family Center.

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2019 Feb 25

Black History Month: Fireside Chat with Dr. Brian Swann

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Ballard Room | Floor 5 | Countway Library

Join Dr. Brian Swann for an intimate discussion about his personal life and professional trajectory as a black man in dentistry at Harvard.

Dr. Swann is Chief of Oral Health Services for the Cambridge Health Alliance, where he practices clinical dentistry and conducts the Oral Physician Program within the General Practice Residency Program. The oral physician concept integrates oral health into the scope of primary care. As an instructor in the Patient-Doctor I course at Harvard Medical School, he assisted in introducing oral health into that...

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Dr. Olsen

Long-Running Grant Produces over 30 Years of Discoveries

November 6, 2018

When Dr. Bjorn R. Olsen, professor of Developmental Biology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM), and Hersey Professor of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School (HMS) received funding for his NIH R01 grant, “Biogenesis of Extracellular Matrix” in 1985, his expectations were high that it might yield a new discoveries related to collagen-like proteins. Much to his delight, the grant, now extended for years 33 and 34, has been one of the most prolific in the history of the School, ... Read more about Long-Running Grant Produces over 30 Years of Discoveries

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Dr. Shigemi Nagai Honored with E. B. Clark Award from the Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry

October 29, 2018

Dr. Shigemi Nagai, associate professor of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) recently received the E. B. Clark Award from the Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry (SCAD)–the society’s highest recognition for lifetime achievement in color science research.

“I’m honored to be the first female recipient of the E. B. Clark Award,” Dr. Nagai said.... Read more about Dr. Shigemi Nagai Honored with E. B. Clark Award from the Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry

Dr. Gibbs

Meet Endodontics’ New Program Director Dr. Jennifer Gibbs

September 28, 2018

Dr. Jennifer Gibbs joined Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) in September as a member of the faculty and director of Endodontics. She comes to HSDM most recently from NYU College of Dentistry where she was assistant professor of Endodontics. 

Could you describe the path that led you to the field of endodontics?

It was my PhD training in the neurobiology of nociceptors (pain detecting neurons) that led me to endodontics. As a PhD student at University of Texas San Antonio I joined the...

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2018 Oct 25

Worldwide Week at Harvard Panel

Registration Closed 4:45pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

REB Auditorium and Lobby

 

A Worldwide Week at Harvard Event
 
Strengthening Rwanda’s Research Ethics Review Capacity
 

Remarks by Jane Barrow, Associate Dean, Global and Community Health

Panelists:

Nir Eyal, MA, DPhil

Associate Professor of...

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Vicki Rosen

Dr. Rosen Receives Research Award for Her Significant Contributions to Bone and Mineral Research

October 4, 2018

Dr. Vicki Rosen, professor and chair of Developmental Biology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM), recently received The William F. Neuman Award, the most prestigious award given by The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR). The award recognizes major scientific contributions in the area of bone and mineral research and contributions to associates and trainees in teaching, research, and administration. ... Read more about Dr. Rosen Receives Research Award for Her Significant Contributions to Bone and Mineral Research

Whitman and Yang

Drs. Whitman and Yang Will Lead HSDM’s Office of Research

September 25, 2018

Dr. Malcolm Whitman and Dr. Yingzi Yang, both professors of Developmental Biology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM), have been tapped to lead HSDM’s Office of Research. Beginning October 1, 2018, Dr. Whitman will become associate dean for basic science, and Dr. Yang will become associate dean for translational research. In these new roles, they will share the responsibility of leading HSDM’s research efforts – promoting, overseeing, and reviewing all research activities at HSDM.  

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Dr. Yang

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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