NIDCR News 2015

​For Immediate release:

September 18, 2015


Contact: Dave Vannier


The National Institutes of Health will award 10 research grants aimed at eliminating inequities in access to care and improving the oral health of children. Totaling more than $7 million in first-year funding, these awards support the Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Research Consortium to Reduce Oral Health Disparities in Children, a new initiative of NIH’s National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). 


Many of the estimated 280,000 Americ ans who have survived oral cancer treatments contend with disabling dry mouth as a result of radiation therapy aimed at their mouth and throat.
An NIDCR-supported scientist’s long-term research focus on a rare genetic condition has led to discoveries that apply to more common diseases.
In 1933, a radiologist named William A. Jones coined the term cherubism to describe a rare inflammatory bone condition of the jaw after he observed three members of a family with swollen cheeks and upturned eyes.

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