Research

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 2014 recipient of the Silver 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 Silver Medallion is awarded to investigators who have reached the $500,000 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, 2016)

RankNamePublications
1David Felton111
2Aaron Puckett98
3Jason Griggs55
4Amol Janorkar38
5Yuanyuan Duan37
6James Fitchie27
6Michael Roach27
8Niping Wang23
9Kenneth St. John20
10William Buchanan19
10Tracy Dellinger19

Bold print signifies an NIH Early Stage Investigator

Annual Publications

RankNamePublications
1Jason Griggs4
1Mohammed K. Qaisi4
3Aaron Puckett3
4Ron Caloss2
4Yuanyuan Duan2
4Amol Janorkar2
4Michael Roach2

Bold print signifies an NIH Early Stage Investigator

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 Felton27
2Aaron Puckett19
3Jason Griggs18
4Amol Janorkar13
5William Buchannan11
6Tracy Dellinger8
6James Fitchie8
6Niping Wang8
9Jennifer Bain7
9Ron Caloss7
9Harold Livingston7
9Susana Salazar Marocho7
9Kenneth St. John7

Bold print signifies an NIH Early Stage Investigator