IU Dental School Welcomes IUPUI Campus to 19th Annual Research Day on April 11

IU School of Dentistry faculty member Dr. Karen Gregson, president of the Indiana Section of the American Association for Dental Research, and her organizing committee have arranged an outstanding program for the school’s 19TH annual Research Day, held on Monday, April 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. at IUPUI’s Campus Center.

One of the nation’s leading scholars in salivary research will give the keynote address. Jeffrey Ebersole, Ph.D., newly installed president of the American Association for Dental Research, will present a discussion of “Salivary Biodiagnostics in Oral and Systemic Diseases” beginning at 1:25 p.m. in room 450A-B. Dr. Ebersole is associate dean for research and graduate studies at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and director of the University of Kentucky’s Center for Oral Health Research. He is the primary investigator for the Center for the Biologic Basis of Oral/Systemic Diseases, funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Research Resources.

In addition to Dr. Ebersole’s talk, Research Day will include more than 80 poster presentations and clinical case reports by IU dental students, faculty, and staff; undergraduate IUPUI students and others who have worked on projects with dental faculty; and guest dental student researchers from Case Western Reserve University and the universities of Pittsburgh, Louisville, and Detroit Mercy. There will also be an exhibition hall for companies and organizations helping to sponsor the event.

The School of Dentistry’s Research Day is open to everyone at IUPUI, and no registration is required.