PhD Students Iris Boraschi and Juliana Marulanda receive the Network for Oral and Bone Health Research Student Scholarship
Congratulation to Iris Boraschi and Juliana Marulanda for receiving the Network for Oral and Bone Health Research (Réseau de Recherche en Santé Buccodentaire et Osseuse, RSBO) student scholarship award! The scholarship is valued at $15,000 is awarded to students who submit a project consistent with the Network’s research priorities and supervised by a regular member of the Network. Read the full story here.
Twenty-five outstanding McGill researchers are being awarded Canada Research Chairs (CRC), as announced today by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, at the University of British Columbia. CRCs are granted to outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. McGill research projects that will benefit from the new funds include those investigating the genetics of pain and childhood disability, as well as the ecology of the arctic and engineered quantum systems.
Professor Faleh Tamimi is a contributor author of the recently published book “Advanced Aspects of Imaging in Oral Implantology”. The book, edited by his past visiting student Arthur Cortes, is intended for DMD students, oral and maxillofacial radiologists, periodontists and oral surgeons. Read the full story here.
Svetlana Komarova emphasized the importance of being persistent when applying to a lab. She was one of the many professors that gave a brief three to five minute presentations on their work during this year’s edition of Soup and Science. Created by the Office of Undergraduate Research in 2005, Soup and Science has helped create a platform for students to meet professors and get acquainted with their research. Read the full story here.
Dr. René St-Arnaud, Associate Faculty Member, appointed as Director of Research of Shriners Hospitals
Congratulation to Dr. René St- Arnaud for being appointed as Director of Research of Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Canada. Appointed Acting Director of Research in 2011, Dr. St-Arnaud also holds cross-appointments as a tenured Full Professor of Medicine, Surgery, and Human Genetics at McGill University, where he is also cross-appointed to the Faculty of Dentistry. You can read more about his appointment here.
Dr. Laura Stone, Associate Professor with the Faculty of Dentistry, and former McGill Dentistry Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. David Seminowicz, spent two days with a productions team from the NHK, Japan’s national public broadcasting organisation, to film a fifty minute special TV program about chronic back pain, to be aired in the end of June in Japan.
Congratulations to Dr. Ana Velly on her recent successes! Dr. Velly was granted an NIDCR / NIH U19 Cooperative Agreement Grant for the project “Assessing the management of temporomandibular muscle and joint disorders pain patients in the network – The National Dental Patient-based Research Network”. Dr. Velly will be lead epidemiologist and co-investigator for the study. The grant is valued at $129 888 per year for 2 years.
Congratulations to Faleh Tamimi and Marta Cerruti for: F. Tamimi, J. Song and M. Cerruti. Laser-sintered dentures engineered for optimal performance NSERC Collaborative Research and Development Grant, with 3DRPD Inc.
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. Congratulations!
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!
Grants 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)