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Research Day

March 30-31, 2017

The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine's 33rd Annual Research Day, held on March 30-31, 2017, highlighted our latest research innovations and included internationally known speakers, student and faculty poster exhibits and a roundtable discussion. The poster presentation competition concluded the event, and four students were recognized for their excellence in research in the following categories:  

  • Undergraduate: Portia Cao, Leveraging Polymerization Stress Reduction with Thiol-functionalized Nanogels
  • DDS Student: Brandon Powell, Long-Term Transplantation of Bioengineered Porcine Constructs Seeded with Autologous Cells
  • Graduate Student: Bruna Fronza, Association of Functional and Non-Functional Silanes for Filler Surface Treatment
  • Postdoc: Eric Van Otterloo, Genetic dissection of AP-2 paralog function in craniofacial development
  • Congratulations to our Research Day Poster Presentation winners, and thank you to everyone who made this day a success! 

    Check out the event photos!​

    Research Day Schedule:

    March 30, 2017: Craniofacial Tissue Bank discussion

    • Noon - Lunch
    • 1:00 p.m. - Roundtable session: Dr. Trevor Williams and Dr. Kristin ArtingerCU School of Dental Medicine, Craniofacial                         Biology ​
                        Discussion: The establishment of a biobank repository for tissue specimens for the research program in                                       the Department of Craniofacial Biology.
    • Thursday evening - Invitation only event for sponsors, judges and invited guests 

    March 31, 2017: Applied and Translational Sciences 

    • 8:00 a.m. - Coffee, tea and lemonade available
    • 8:15 a.m. - Introductory comments
    • 8:30 a.m. - Keynote speaker: Dr. Richard Price, Dalhousie University​ School of Dentistry and School of Biomedical Engineering
                        Presentation: The Dental Curing Light, the Unsung Hero of the Dental Office
    • 9:30 a.m. - Faculty speaker: Dr. Peter Corridon, CU School of Dental Medicine, Craniofacial Biology 
                        Presentation: Using Discarded Human and Porcine Tissues to Generate Viable Implantable Organs and Constructs
    • 10:15 a.m. - Faculty speaker: Dr. Kristy Crooks, CU School of Medicine, Pathology, Biobank
      ​                  Presentation: Personalized Medicine at the University of Colorado
    • 11:00 a.m. - Faculty speaker: Dr. Jaime Nichols​, CU School of Dental Medicine, Craniofacial Biology
                              Presentation: Fishface: leveraging the zebrafish to understand craniofacial development and variability​
    • Noon - Lunch
    • 1:00 p.m. - Poster presentations
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