Research Day is an annual event held by the UW School of Dentistry to recognize its standing as a national leader in dental research. The event consists of a morning oral session--including a one-hour keynote speech and several shorter faculty presentations--and an afternoon poster session. Faculty and graduate student posters are included, along with those of dental students involved in Summer research programs (SURF and the TL1 program).
The arrangement of the morning session is usually thematic. Recent themes have included "Oral Health Disparities," "Cementum and Bone in Oral Health," "Pain," "Collaborations of the University of Washington School of Dentistry and the Washington Dental Service in Clinical Dental Research," and "Global Health."
Research Day 2012 will be held on Friday, September 21. The oral session will begin at 8:15 a.m. in Health Sciences T-625, followed by the poster session in the South Campus Center Lobby from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
This year our keynote speaker, UW School of Dentistry Dean Joel Berg, DDS, MS, will be presenting "A process for engaging others in interdisciplinary research and commercialization."
The keynote address will be followed by presentations by UW faculty:
- Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Eric Seibel, PhD, will talk about the scanning fiber endoscope and its applications in dentistry.
- Chair of the Department of Restorative Dentistry John Wataha, DMD, PhD, will discuss research on titanates he has conducted over the past several years with Dr. David Hobbs at Savannah River National Labs.
- Assistant Professor Avina Paranjpe, DDS, MS, PhD, MSD, will discuss her research on endodontic materials.
Poster Session: Research Day 2012 will feature posters by students involved in summer research and service projects through the UW School of Dentistry, as well as those by faculty and graduate students.
If you would like to learn more about Research Day, contact the Office of Research at 206-543-5599 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.