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  • Research, Educational and Service Projects



    Advanced General Dentistry

       Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program  
     PI: Neeta Mehta, Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration
      
     Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene 
     PI: Harold M. Livingston, Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration
      
     Faculty Education Loan Reimbursement 
     PI:  Harold Livingston, Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration
      

    Biomedical Materials Science

     Novel Biomaterials for Liver Tissue Engineering
     PI: Amol V. Janorkar, Sponsor: National Science Foundation - Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems
      
     Multicomponent Composites for Bioengineering of Dental Bone Tissue
     PI: Amol V. Janorkar , Sponsor: National Institutes of Health  - National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research
      
     Anodizing Specific Anatase/Rutile Rations and Nano Surface Features onto Titanium 
       PI: Michael Roach, Sponsor: UMMC Intramural Research Support Program
      
     Electro-Polishing for Cost Effective, High Yield Nitinol Stent Fabrication  
     PI: Michael Roach, Sponsor: Faraday Technologies, Inc. - National Institutes of Health - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
      
     Fretting Fatigue Wear of Intramedullary Nail and Hip Screw  
     PI: Michael Roach, Sponsor:  Synthes USA
      
     Implant Material Evaluation and Characterization Study 
     PI:Michael Roach, Sponsor:  Synthes USA 
      
     Implementation of Titanium Anodization (Anatase Surface Layer)  
     PI: Michael Roach, Sponsor: Synthes USA
      
     Characterization of the Effects of Heat Treatments on Microstructure and Resulting Mechanical Properties of Alpha+Beta Ti-15Mo  
     PI: Michael Roach, Sponsor: Synthes USA
      
     Evaluation of Retrieved Spinal Implants 
     PI: Kenneth St. John, Sponsor: Globus Medical
      
     Polymeric Materials in Medical Devices
     PI: Kenneth St. John, Sponsor: Synthes USA
      

    Oral Maxillofacial Surgery

       Maxillomandibular Fixation Screws for Management of Mandible Fractures Utilizing a Non-Traditional Fixation Scheme   
     Co-PIs: Ron Caloss and Ravi Chandran, Sponsor: Stryker Craniomaxillofacial
      
     Temporary Anchorage Screw Study 
     PI: Ron Caloss, Sponsor: Biomet Microfixation
      
     Comparison of 3D Computer-assisted Virtual Planning and Articulated Model Planning for Bimaxillary Surgery 
     PI: Ron Caloss, Sponsor: MedCAD
      

    Periodontics and Preventative Sciences

       Salivary-based Bone-loss Marker Detection Platform for Point-of-Care Screening 
     Co-PIs:  Roger B. Johnson (School of Dentistry); Andrew Smith (Department of SOM-Radiology, School of Medicine); Daniel Hankins (Department of SOM-Radiology, School of Medicine),  Sponsor: NIDCR