The T90/R90 research training program is an NIDCR-Institutional Training Program aimed to develop a Dental and Craniofacial Research Workforce at the UCLA School of Dentistry. The T90/R90 program is committed to supporting pre-doctoral and postdoctoral research training as a means to help ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to address the nation’s health related needs in dental, oral, and craniofacial research. This NIDCR program is designed in recognition of the need to develop a cadre of highly qualified independent scientists who can successfully address basic, behavioral, and clinical research questions to improve oral, dental, and craniofacial health. Trainees are required to pursue full-time research training.
The objective of the UCLA T90/R90 program is to provide training for basic, translational and clinical scientists to enable them to pursue careers in oral health research. The T90/R90 program focuses on the development of research-committed dentist-scientists and oral health-researchers for academic careers in the challenging NIH funding environment. In addition we have integrated a number of valuable and synergistic features towards fulfilling the goal of enhancing scientific transition of dentist-scientists and oral health-researchers to independent investigators. These include an integrative systemic and interlocked training program in oral, dental and craniofacial research and stellar mentorship of dentist-scientists and oral health-researchers.
The overall goal of the program is to provide future academic dentists with the array of knowledge and skills needed to be successful in an academic career.
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This program expands on existing strengths at UCLA, particularly a strong research faculty and a variety of research training grants, and offers professional development experiences such as networking, mentorship and apprenticeships in areas of teaching, research, and leadership.
It is well known that there is a nationwide shortage of academic dentists and our main objective is to train students who are interested in academic careers, will be successful in their career goals, and become the future leaders of the profession.