New Research Grants Awarded
Nancy Reifel has won two grants. The American Dental Association (ADA) has awarded $1,335,000 for the Community Dental Health Coordinator Training Program, a UCLA School of Dentistry pilot program to provide clinical training and internships in a Native American community. She also has received more than $8,000 from Mono County to fund the Mono County Oral Health Project (for more information about the availability of oral health services in Mono County, see the story "A Dearth of Dentists" ).
Shen Hu has won three grants. Two are made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). One, from the National Can cer Institute, funds proteome analysis of oral cancer metastasis in the amount of $20,377. The other, a grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, will fund a project concerning quantitative salivary proteomics for human oral cancer. Shen Hu's third grant, from the University of California Cancer Research Coordinating Center, provides $46,310 for a systems analysis of oral cancer.
Jeffrey Kim has won an F30 award of more than $66,000 from the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research. He is studying the epigenetic regulation of oral cancer (for more information, please see the "T32 Success" story below).
Hao-Fu Lee has won two grants. The American Association of Orthodontists Foundation has granted a $15,000 Orthodontic Faculty Development Fellowship award, while the American Association of Orthodontists has given $60,000 as part of the Full-Time Faculty Teaching (FFT) Fellowship Program intended to address a recognized crisis in orthodontic education by providing funds to encourage and support the recruitment and retention of orthodontic educators.