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Research Training Experiences

Building a Case for Biglycan
(August 2012)
Agnes Berendsen, Ph.D.Interested in becoming an NIDCR post-doc?  Here's another look inside an NIDCR lab and another glimpse at a budding research career.  

A Unique Training Program
(August 2012)
James E. Melvin, D.D.S., Ph.D.Dr. Jim Melvin talks about his vision for the Clinical Research Fellowship and the bright new look at the recently renovated NIDCR Dental Clinic.

Going Global
(April 2010)
Leora Walter, dental studentThe John E. Fogarty International Center (FIC), part of the National Institutes of Health, for decades has offered a variety of global health fellowships to medical residents, medical fellows, and Ph.D. health scientists.  Exceedingly rare has been the dental student who joined them out in the field.  In 2009, Leora Walter, then in her third year at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, became the fourth dental student recently to receive the one-year Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars and Fellows training grant.  more.....

Award Helps Orthodontist Find Balance, Pursue Research Career
(August 2010)
Cristina Teixeira, DMD, PhDDr. Cristina Teixeira found that her professional life was out of balance.  She applied for an NIDCR career development award, and now her research time is protected and the science is moving forward.  more......  

Five Will Attend ATI Training Program
(June 2010)
Lisa Heaton, Ph.D. Five NIDCR-supported investigators will participate in the Advanced Training Institute (ATI) on Health Behavior Theory.  They offer their thoughts on the program, behavior theory, and its potential application to their research.  more.....

Recovery Act Funds Help to Haul in a Gene of Interest
(March 2010)
Andrea Moreira and Dr. Tracie FerreiraThe ongoing search to find a gene holds promise for craniofacial research.  Thanks to the Recovery Act, the search also helps to bring out the promise in several students at University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.  more...

Recovery Act Helps Build a Second Career
(February 2010)
Suzy VasaSuzy Vasa went back to school to earn a degree in computational biology.  Find out how the Recovery Act has helped her launch a second career.  more...

Thinking About Applying for an NIDCR Postdoctoral Position
(September 2009)
Sarah Knox, PhDAre you interested in a postdoctoral fellowship position at the NIDCR but you don’t know whom to ask for more details about the program or how the experience might place you on a more solid career track?   Interviews with current and past institute post docs provide a better sense of life in an NIDCR laboratory and where it can lead.  more......

ARRA:  Helping a Few to Teach the Many
(July 2009)
Ben DoolanDusty VincerARRA funds have provided summer employment for myriad students and teachers across America.  Find out how two high school science teachers are spending their summer vacations at Baylor College of Dentistry.  more...

Research Experience Propels NIDCR Summer Intern to Intel Finals
(April 2008)
Benjamin LuBenjamin Lu, a 2007 NIH summer intern in NIDCR’s Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer Branch, was a finalist in the recent Intel Science Talent Search (STS).  The Intel STS is the most prestigious science competition for high school students in the U.S.  Mr. Lu, a senior at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Md., was one of 40 finalists out of more than 1,600 contestants.  He was honored for his research on the Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) genome.  His research focused on genes that may be involved in the pathway between the Gq-coupled muscarinic receptor type 1 and the AP-1 transcription factor in the nucleus.  Such fundamental research could one day illuminate possible targets for cancer therapies.  NIDCR recently spoke with Benjamin Lu about his experience as a summer research intern.

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