Research Faculty & Research Scientists
Student Summer Research Program
Student Research Awards Available
Graduate Research Opportunities for Students
Dentistry Seminar Series
Dentistry Research Day/John Hamilton Distinguished Lecture
Dentistry Research Faculty
Cross-Appointed/Other Research Faculty
SUMMER STUDENT RESEARCH PROGRAM
2014 Competition Now Closed
Award Winners posted under 'News'
The summer student research program provides an opportunity for students enrolled in the DDS program to contribute to clinical and basic science research being performed in Schulich Dentistry. Stipends normally are for a period of 12 weeks. Each year, there are a limited number of Studentships awarded by competition. All interested dental students in Years 1, 2 & 3 are encouraged to apply. In addition, there are opportunities for students to apply to external agencies for summer studentships.
Other Sources for Summer Student Funding
1. CIHR/IMHA More Info 2. SROP - More Info
2014 Schulich Dentistry Summer Research Students
Schulich Dentistry Summer Research Students presented their summer research projects to fellow students and faculty in August. The presenters included DDS Students who had been awarded summer studentships through Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry and also DDS Students who were funded from external Sources.
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STUDENT RESEARCH AWARDS AVAILABLE
♦ CADR Student Research Award
♦ Schulich Dentistry Research Day Awards
- ADA Conference Travel Award
- Hinman Student Research Travel Award
- Poster Awards - Certificate of Merit (Senior Category)
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GRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
MSc and PhD Programs: Research faculty of Schulich Dentistry are cross-appointed to basic-science departments of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry or other faculties. Post-graduate research degrees are performed through the cross-appointing department. Potential applicants must therefore satisfy the admission requirements of the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the department concerned. Please review the research programs of the above listed Research Faculty members in Dentistry. For further information including eligibility, please contact the faculty member or the Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee in the department of interest.
Dental Clinician-Scientist (DCS): This is a joint-degree program (DDS/PhD) for outstanding students interested in careers in dental research or academic dentistry. Students accepted into the DCS program complete all requirements of a dentally relevant PhD program before entering the DDS class.
For application information see Dental Clinician-Scientist Program (DCS).
For further information, contact Admissions Office or Cathy Ferrie (Adminstrator to the Assistant Director, Research).
Master of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics: Students pursuing specialty training in Orthodontics conduct research towards the degree of Master of Clinical Dentistry.
For application information, see Graduate Orthodontics Program.
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Schulich Dentistry Annual Research Day
1:00 pm - Student Poster Presentations & Lunch (Dental Sciences Building - lower ground hallway)
NCOHR iSeptember Symposium
Dentistry Summer Research Students
Dr. Douglas Hamilton Awarded NSERC Discovery Grant
Dr. Douglas Hamilton (Associate Professor, Dentistry), was one of almost 30 researchers at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry who were funded in this round:
Minister of Science and Technology, Ed Holder, was at Western University to announce the more than $340 million in funding across Canada, including more than $15 million for Western University researchers and trainees. “By supporting 3,500 researchers and students in Canada, our Government is providing the right kind of help to push the frontiers of knowledge in science and engineering,” said Holder. “In so doing, we are developing, attracting and retaining the world’s most talented researchers who carry out the scientific research that creates jobs and prosperity and improves the quality of life of Canadians.”
Dr. Leask ’s project titled 'CCN2 Action in Fibrosis: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms’ will be funded for 5 years at $156,940 per year, for a total of $784,700.
Dr. Hamilton’s project titled ‘Development of Matricellular Protein-Containing Granulation Tissue Biomimetic Scaffolds to Enhance Skin Regeneration’ will also be funded for 5 years at $144,708 per year, for a total of $723,540.
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DENTISTRY SEMINAR SERIES
DENTISTRY RESEARCH DAY / JOHN T. HAMILTON LECTURE
OCTOBER 8, 2014 - Schulich Dentistry Annual Research Day
The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry will host the Schulich Dentistry Annual Research Day on Wednesday, October 8th. It will feature a presentation of student posters and the 13th John T. Hamilton Lecture, to be delivered by Martha J. Somerman, DDS, PhD. Title: TBA
Dr. Somerman is currently the Director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) and was previously the Dean of Dentistry at University of Washington. Dr. Somerman’s research focuses on defining the key regulators controlling development and maintenance and regeneration of tissues that form the dental-oral-craniofacial complex. In addition, she studies the appropriate cells, genes (factors), and scaffolds needed to rebuild periodontal structures lost through disease.
1:00 pm - Student Poster Presentations & Lunch (DSB Lower Ground Hallway)
2:30 pm - 13th John T. Hamilton Lecture (Aud A - LHSC)
Dental student attendance to this lecture is mandatory, therefore classes/clinics will be cancelled for the afternoon.
OCTOBER 9, 2013
The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry hosted the Schulich Dentistry Annual Research Day on October 9, 2013. It featured a presentation of student posters and the 12th John T. Hamilton Lecture, delivered by Peter X. Ma, MSc, PhD. Dr. Ma is currently the Richard H. Kingery Endowed Collegiate Professor of Dentistry at the University of Michigan, with quadruple appointments in the Dept of Biologic and Materials Sciences in the School of Dentistry, the Depts of Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Center in the College of Engineering.
Over 300 faculty, staff and students attended the Hamilton Lecture entitled “Biomaterial Microenvironments for Stem Cells to Regenerate Dental and Craniofacial Tissues".
Dr. Peter Ma (2013 Hamilton Lecturer), pictured with Drs. Rizkalla, John Hamilton and Harvey Goldberg.
The John T. Hamilton Distinguished Lecture:
This lectureship is now awarded annually to an outstanding dental researcher. It is named in honour of Dr. John T. Hamilton, who served from 1983 to 1996 as Assistant Dean for Research of the (then) Faculty of Dentistry. The Hamilton Lecture is presented in conjunction with Dentistry’s Annual Research Day.
1997 Dr. David Goltzman, McGill University
1999 Dr. Robert Pilliar, University of Toronto
2000 Dr. Christopher McCulloch, University of Toronto
2001 Dr. James Beck, University of North Carolina
2003 Dr. Laurie McCauley, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2004 Dr. Colin Robinson, University of Leeds, U.K.
2006 Dr. Stephen Bayne, University of Michigan
2008 Dr. Don Brunette, University of British Columbia
2010 Dr. David Wong, UCLA School of Dentistry
2011 Dr. David Pashley, Georgia Health Sciences University
2012 Dr. Jaime Cury, Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas, Brazil
2013 Dr. Peter Ma, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
For further information about research in Schulich Dentistry, please contact:
Dr. Harvey Goldberg, Assistant Director Research Phone: 519 661 2185