A light lunch will follow.
Please join us for our next Faculty of Dentistry Advanced Research Seminar and Workshop. View flyer
"From Structures to Policy: The True Meaning of Patient-Oriented Research"
Dr. Jocelyne Feine
We are pleased to announce that two of our students have won both the undergraduate and graduate awards of the Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry (SCAD) held in Chicago last Saturday.
- Alia Al-Khateeb won the undergraduate competition.
- Mohamed Nur Abdallah won the Graduate competition.
We are pleased to announce that graduate student Mohammed-Nur Abdallah placed second in the CADR-NCOHR Student Research Award competition, Senior Basic Science Research Category, for his project "Artificially induced diagenesis in mineralized tissues: A new way to modify the properties of teeth," by MN Abdallah, H Eimar, D Bassett, M Schnabel, V Nelea, MD McKee, M Cerruti, JE Barralet and F Tamimi (supervisor F. Tamimi). Mohammed will receive a travel award to present his research at the IADR/AADR/CADR meeting in Boston, MA, in March, 2015. Congratulations!
Melatonin Supplements Could Prevent Osteoporosis
P. Campeau and D. Reinhardt Dissecting the role of fibronectin in chondrogenesis. FRQS RSBO Emerging Collaboration Grant
H. Chertkow, M. Gornitsky, H. Paudel, H.M. Schipper. Development and validation of salivary TAU as a biomarker for early Alzheimer's disease. Weston Brain Institute grant
Research on elderly rats suggests possible avenue for prevention of osteoporosis
Faleh Tamimi, is the leader of a research team that has just discovered that melatonin supplements make bones stronger in elderly rats and therefore, potentially, in elderly humans too. “Old rats are tedious to work with because they get sick a lot and that means they also cost a lot more. But if you’re interested in diseases like osteoporosis, they’re an essential part of the process.”
CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarships - MSc program
- Sandrine Couldwell, "The effect of exercise and high fat diet on circulating mediators of energy metabolism" (Kaartinen Lab)
- Yekta Ansari, "The role of salivary trace elements in tooth homeostasis" (Tamimi Lab)
A team led by McGill University’s Dr Michael H Weber, and Professor Jake Barralet, are developing a new technology with a 3D printer which seeks to create replicas of bone for spinal grafts. The concept creates a bone-like replacement material in the exact shape of bone or bone segment which is to be removed. Professor Barralet holds the Canada Research Chair in osteoinductive biomaterials.
It gives us great pleasure to announce that Dr. Luda Diatchenko will be joining the Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine as the holder of a Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Human Pain Genetics. The announcement was made On September 25th at McGill University by the Federal Government Minister of State for Science and Technology, Mr. Greg Rickford. The award will see $10millon in federal funds and another $20million in matching provincial and private funds over the next 7 years coming to support the research of Dr.
Dieter Reinhardt, of the Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine, was recently awarded a Canada Research Chair in Cell-Matrix Biology. Congratulations Dr. Reinhardt!