School of Dentistry faculty actively contribute to the research mission of UMMC. The Office of Research is proud to recognize their accomplishments.
Since 2000, the Excellence in Research Awards Program has recognized UMMC investigators who have attracted significant extramural funding and who have advanced science through their distinctive research programs. Medallion Awards are based on the total amount of extramural funding received by the investigator for his/her original research. The School of Dentistry winners are as follows:
Platinum Medallion - $5,000,000 total
Gold Medallion - $1,000,000 total
Karen Crews, D.M.D. - 2000
Lyle Zardiackas, Ph.D. - 2000
Aaron Puckett, Jr., Ph.D. - 2001
William Buchanan, D.D.S., - 2002
Jason A. Griggs, Ph.D. - 2009
Amol V. Janorkar, Ph.D. - 2018
Silver Medallion - $500,000 total
Aaron Puckett, Jr., Ph.D. - 2000
Amol V. Janorkar, Ph.D. - 2014
Bronze Medallion - $250,000 total
Denise Krause, Ph.D. - 2010
Amol V. Janorkar, Ph.D. - 2011
Michael D. Roach, Ph.D. - 2016
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.
Cumulative Publications (as of December 31, 2018)
Bold print signifies an NIH Early Stage Investigator
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.