Faculty

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

nagai

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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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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Brian Swann

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

2018 Jan 29

Talks@12: Oral Health Facts Matter

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Armenise Amphitheater, 210 Longwood Avenue

The rapid spread through social networks of health misinformation, such as questioning the safety of water fluoridation and vaccinations, has led to new public health and policy challenges. In our web-based world, the sound science that supports some oral health advances is being threatened. Brittany Seymour and Alessandro Villa...

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Three Harvard Dentist-Scientists Elected 2017 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Three Harvard Dentist-Scientists Elected 2017 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

November 30, 2017

A Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) faculty member, and two HSDM alumni were among 396 individuals chosen as 2017 AAAS Fellows for their work in science and technology, scientific leadership and achievements across disciplines. AAAS is the world's largest multidisciplinary scientific society, and has granted the distinction since 1874 when the tradition began. Fellows are elected by their peers to join...

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