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College of Dental Medicine Scholars Day

The 10th Annual James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine Scholars Day will be held Thursday, February 20, 2020, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MUSC Drug Discovery and Bioengineering Buildings. The Keynote Address will be given in the Drug Discovery Building Room 110 at 12 p.m.

All College of Dental Medicine clinics will be closed on this day to allow participation among dental faculty, residents, students and staff. Three (3) hours of continuing education credits will be provided to all participating dental faculty and staff. Participation will be documented by sign-in on site of the event. Clinical staff should coordinate with their supervisors to ensure that clinical duties are completed before attending the event.

Deadline for abstract submission is January 27, 2020. MUSC postdoctoral fellows and/or students involved in oral health-related research are welcome to participate.

Poster Competition categories and awards are as follows:

Predoctoral Category (D.M.D. students)

  • Travel to the Student Competition for Advancing Dental Research and its Application (SCADA) at the AADR Annual Meeting
  • Travel to the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta, GA
  • Travel to the Hinman Student Research Symposium in Memphis, TN
  • Attend the SC Dental Association Annual Meeting in Myrtle Beach, SC

Graduate Students Category (D.M.D./Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., Ph.D., MS) 

Postdoctoral Category (Ph.D. and MSD Candidates) 

Dental Residents Category

 

Keynote Speaker 

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Dena Fischer, DDS, MSD, MS
Director, Center for Clinical Research
Program Director, Clinical Trials and Practice-Based Research
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
email: dena.fischer@nih.gov

Dr. Dena Fischer is Director of the Center for Clinical Research at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Director of the Clinical Trials and Practice-Based Research Program. Dr. Fischer provides leadership and guidance towards the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the Center for Clinical Research grant programs and broad clinical research portfolio, encompassing the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network, Oral Health Disparities and Inequities Program, clinical trials program, clinical technologies development and validation, and research to improve oral health outcomes in medically complex individuals, including those with HIV/AIDS. She joined NIDCR in 2011.

Dr. Fischer manages a clinical research portfolio, which focuses on patient-oriented and population-based studies of oral and craniofacial diseases and disorders and clinical trials designed to test interventions to improve dental, oral, and craniofacial health. Research topics include the prevention and management of dental caries, periodontal disease, complications of cancer treatment, orofacial pain conditions, and acute pain management related to dental care. She represents NIDCR on trans-NIH working groups related to women’s health, management of acute pain, new craniofacial imaging/surgical planning techniques, and clinical research/trials operations and policies.

In addition, Dr. Fischer oversees the NIDCR-funded National Dental Practice-Based Research Network, which provides support to conduct oral health research in dental practices, on topics of importance to practitioners and their patients. Dental practitioners and their patients contribute oral health research data to provide evidence useful in daily patient care and facilitate the translation of research findings into clinical practice.

Prior to joining NIDCR, Dr. Fischer was a faculty member in the department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Fischer earned her dental degree at the University of Michigan, completed a two-year General Practice Residency at the University of North Carolina, and then pursued post-doctoral training at the University of Washington, where she earned a Master of Science in Dentistry in Oral Medicine and a Master of Science in Epidemiology.

Dr. Fischer is board-certified in Oral Medicine and has clinical and research interests in orofacial pain conditions and complications of head and neck cancer treatment.

 


Schedule of Events

 

Time

Event

Location

 

8:00am

 

Set-up - Posters

 

Drug Discovery Bldg Lobby

Bioengineering Bldg Lobby

 

8:00am

 

Set-up - Vendors

 

Dental Clinical Bldg Lobby

 

9:00 – 11:00am

 

Judging of Table Clinics and Poster Presentations

 

Drug Discovery Bldg Lobby

Bioengineering Bldg Lobby

 

9:00 – 11:00am

 

ASDA Vendor Fair

 

Dental Clinics Bldg.

1st, 3rd, & 6th floors

 

11:00 – 12:00pm

 

Judges Meet to Review Scores

Drug Discovery Conference Room (DD111)

Basic Science Building Room 433 (BS 433)

 

11:00 – 12:00pm

 

Lunch

Basic Sciences Building Room 100

(BSB100)

 

12:00 – 1:00pm

 

Keynote Address:

Dena Fischer, DDS, MSD, MS

Director, Center for Clinical Research

Program Director, Clinical Trials and Practice-Based Research

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), National Institutes of Health (NIH) 

 

Drug Discovery Building Room 110

 

1:00pm

Award Presentations Raffle Drawings

Drug Discovery Building Room 110