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Faculty Excellence

School of Dentistry faculty actively contribute to the research mission of UMMC. The Office of Research is proud to recognize their accomplishments.

Excellence in Research

Michael D. Roach, PhD, an associate professor in the Biomedical Materials Science department, is a 2016 recipient of the Bronze Medallion Award from the UMMC Excellence in Research program.

Awards are based on the total amount of extramural funding received by the investigator for his/her research. The Bronze Medallion is awarded to investigators who have reached the $250,000 level.


Amol V. Janorkar, PhD, an associate professor in the Biomedical Materials Science department, was a 2018 recipient of the Gold Medallion Award from the UMMC Excellence in Research program.

Awards are based on the total amount of extramural funding received by the investigator for his/her research. The Gold Medallion is awarded to investigators who have reached the $1,000,000 level.

Faculty publications

Dissemination of the results of research is a primary obligation of the research scientist or clinician, with peer-reviewed journals the major vehicle. Accordingly, the Office of Research would like to recognize the excellent research being done in the School of Dentistry by focusing on faculty members' activity in publishing their findings.

Faculty publication records

Cumulative Publications (as of December 31, 2017)

RankNamePublications
1David Felton111
2Jason Griggs60
3Amol Janorkar43
4Christopher Hughes41
5Yuanyuan Duan37
6Michael Roach30
7Niping Wang24
8Timothy Kirkpatrick23
9Ahmad Abdelkarim19
9William Buchanan19
9Tracy Dellinger19
9Scott Williamson19

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Annual Publications

RankNamePublications
1Jason Griggs5
1Amol Janorkar5
2Michael Roach4
3Ahmad Abdelkarim2
3Ron Caloss2
3Yuanyuan Duan2
3Ignacio Velasco2

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Publications impact - H-Index

The Hirsch-Index is one indicator of an investigator's research productivity. It attempts to evaluate not only the number of peer-reviewed articles published, but the impact of the findings by looking at the frequency with which an article is cited by other researchers. The H-indices reported here capture only publications after 1995, so may not fully reflect the impact of our faculty with longer research careers.

Cumulative Hirsch-Index

RankNameH-Index
1David Felton28
2Christopher Hughes22
3Jason Griggs19
4Amol Janorkar13
5William Buchannan12
6Timothy Kirkpatrick10
7Tracy Dellinger8
7Niping Wang8
7Jennifer Bain8
8Ron Caloss7
8Harold Livingston7
8Susana Salazar Marocho7

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