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OSCF Awards Nearly $200k in Research Grants

The Board of Directors of Osteo Science Foundation has awarded its inaugural four research grants, totaling close to $200,000, to researchers at Columbia University, Indiana University, Rutgers University and UCLA. The research projects focus on applied developments and treatment concepts in regenerative medicine for clinical application in Oral and CranioMaxillofacial surgery.

Each of the four projects aligns with the vision of Osteo Science Foundation, which is to advance hard and soft tissue regeneration in Oral and CranioMaxillofacial Surgery through research and education.

Our Recipients and Their Projects

Tara Aghaloo, DDS, MD PhD – UCLA
“Hard and Soft Tissue Engineering to Regenerate Mandibular Segmental Defects;”

 

Tara Aghaloo, DDS, MD PhD – UCLA

“Hard and Soft Tissue Engineering to Regenerate Mandibular Segmental Defects”

 

 

Tienmin Chu, DDS, PhD – Indiana University

“Thrombopoietin in Cranial Regeneration”

Sidney Eisig, DDS – Columbia University

“Tracking cells and biomaterial remodeling in tissue engineered bone graft”

Hilton Kaplan, MBBCh, FCSSA, PhD – NJ Center for Biomaterials at Rutgers University

“Decellularized neurovascular bundle for craniomaxillofacial reconstruction”
The Importance of Research

Dr. Jay P. Malmquist, Chairman of the Foundation Board of Directors, states that, “for our first grant cycle, we were so pleased with the quantity and caliber of the applications we received. Our Scientific Review Committee was charged with evaluating these novel and important proposals, and we are confident that the excellent research projects we are funding will have significant impacts both on the medical community and the patients we serve. While the Foundation’s focus is in hard and soft tissue regeneration, our ultimate goal is improved outcomes for our patients.  I know the entire Board of Directors eagerly anticipates the results.”

Joining Dr. Malmquist on Osteo Science Foundation’s Board of Directors are Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons Dr. Alan S. Herford, Chairman and Program Director of the Department of OMS Residency Program at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, and Dr. Peter K. Moy, Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, UCLA School of Dentistry. Greg Bosch, the CEO of Geistlich North America, also sits on the Board of Directors in an advisory (non-voting) capacity.

The next submission period for the Peter Geistlich Research Award is April 1 – June 1, 2014.

CONTACT

Osteo Science Foundation
1650 Market Street, Suite 3600
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-977-2877
855-891-2877 Toll Free
info@osteoscience.org

Osteo Science Foundation is an independent, privately funded 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

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