A pair of UCLA School of Dentistry faculty members served as guest editors of the California Dental Association Journal's Dental Student Research Highlight 2023, which includes a pair of peer-reviewed publications authored by members of the Bruin scholarly community.
A five-year clinical trial led by UCLA School of Dentistry researchers and colleagues at UC San Francisco aims to test whether nisin, an antimicrobial molecule found in cheese, can be used to treat oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC).
Fariba Younai, D.D.S., Chair of the UCLA School of Dentistry’s Division of Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences, has been selected as the new Bob and Marion Wilson Endowed Chair.
“This prestigious appointment reflects Dr. Younai’s outstanding contributions to the discipline of oral medicine, dedication to research and community service, and commitment to academic excellence,” said School of Dentistry Dean Paul H. Krebsbach.
A total of 14 faculty members from the UCLA School of Dentistry have earned a place among the top 2% of global scientists, according to recently published lists from Stanford University.
The Bruin scholars recognized in the fourth annual Updated Science-wide Author Databases of Standardized Citation Indicators are:
Honors presented to two faculty members and case competition awards for a pair of residents punctuated the UCLA School of Dentistry’s presence at the American Academy of Periodontology’s 2023 Annual Meeting, Nov. 9 to 12 in Austin, Texas.
Igor Spigelman, Ph.D., chair of the Section of Biosystems and Function at the UCLA School of Dentistry, has received a $5 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for research aimed at developing a non-addictive cannabis-based pain medication for oral cancer patients.
David T.W. Wong, D.M.D., D.M.Sc., has spent most of his 21 years at the UCLA School of Dentistry conducting pioneering research on the use of saliva as a diagnostic medium for early detection and monitoring of systemic diseases. Now, two recently awarded grants will empower his team at the UCLA Center for Oral/Head and Neck Oncology Research to identify biomarkers for lung and oral cance
Gerald “Jerry” Brundo, a UCLA School of Dentistry faculty member from 1971 to 1984, passed away on Sept. 29 in Omaha, Neb. He was 80.
Yan Wang, Ph.D., an assistant adjunct professor in the UCLA School of Dentistry’s Section of Public and Population Health, has been selected as one of only ten nationwide mentees in the fourth cohort of the American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research’s (AADOCR) Mentoring an Inclusive Network for a Diverse Workforce of the Future (