Research

Alumna Named UConn Dental Dean

Sharon M. Gordon, D.D.S.
Sharon M. Gordon, D.D.S., Class of 1991, M.P.H., Ph.D., assumed the role of dean at the University of Connecticut’s School of Dental Medicine in 2018.

UConn Dental Dean Sharon M. Gordon, D.D.S. Class of 1991, M.P.H., Ph.D., attained her passion for research at the School of Dentistry.

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The Notable Nine

photo of the nine-member pain research team
Anibal Diogenes, D.D.S. Ph.D. (from left); Yu Shin Kim, Ph.D.; Nathaniel Jeske, Ph.D.; Shivani Ruparel, Ph.D.; Nikita Ruparel, D.D.S., Ph.D. (in back), and Kenneth M. Hargreaves, D.D.S., Ph.D., are part of a nine-member pain research team. (Not shown are Armen Akopian, Ph.D.; Vanessa Chrepa, D.D.S., and Asma Khan, B.D.S., Ph.D.)

One of the nation’s leading pain research teams can be found in a lab in the School of Dentistry. These nine researchers are battling America’s addiction to pain medicines.

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Improving Oral Health in Africa

Dean Peter Loomer, his colleague Professor Yvonne Buischi and their team in Kenya
Dean Peter Loomer, his colleague Professor Yvonne Buischi and their team in Kenya are dedicated to disease prevention through education.

Dean Peter Loomer is dedicating his research to improving oral health care in Sub-Saharan Africa through preventive education programs.

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Cariology Expert Excels In Teaching, Research

Bennett T. Amaechi, B.D.S., Ph.D., M.Sc., MFDS RCPS (Glasg), FADI
Bennett T. Amaechi, B.D.S., Ph.D., M.Sc., MFDS RCPS (Glasg), FADI, director of cariology, enjoys combining his research with teaching.

A world-renowned expert in cariology, Bennett T. Amaechi, B.D.S., Ph.D., shares his knowledge and passion for education and research with his students.

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50 Years of Excellence in Discovery

The breadth and depth of nursing research has continued to grow each year.

UT Health San Antonio’s School of Nursing is dedicated to performing research that advances nursing practice in order to improve health and health care systems. Faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students conduct innovative research.

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50th Anniversary Timeline

Anniversary Timeline

50th Anniversary Timeline for the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio

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50 Years of Research: History of Trailblazers Taking Risks

Barry M. Beller, M.D.
THEN - Barry M. Beller, M.D., teaches a student in a laboratory.

Over the last 50 years, researchers have brought national and international acclaim to the university for developing lifesaving devices and medications.

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Regional Centers Improving Access to Health Care in Rural Areas

The South Texas Area Health Education Centers (ST-AHEC) Program includes five regional centers covering 35 counties. The dedicated team includes (from left) Julie Bazan, Janna Lesser, Belinda Flores, Andrea Moreno-Vasquez, Ariel Gomez, Rosa Martinez, Annette Zavala, Joe Zapata, Sandi Duggan, Armando Lopez and Paula Winkler.

Since its inception by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the South Texas Area Health Education Centers (ST-AHEC) Program has been tasked with improving local residents’ access to competent and quality primary health care by recruiting qualified health professionals to work in underserved areas.

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Teaching Interprofessionalism While Improving the Health of Homeless

Nursing students are working interprofessionally with other health care profession students at UT Health San Antonio as part of a unique research project that encourages them to work as a cohesive team.

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Dr. Brij Singh Named Associate Dean for Research

Brij Singh, Ph.D.

Brij B. Singh, Ph.D., recently joined the School of Dentistry as associate dean for research and professor of periodontics.

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A Formidable Foe

Cara Gonzales, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Cara Gonzales, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Cara Gonzales, D.D.S., Ph.D., associate professor of comprehensive dentistry, is focusing her research on finding new ways to battle oral cancer, which has had no new effective therapies for more than 40 years.

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For Patient’s Sake

John D. Rugh, Ph.D.
John D. Rugh, Ph.D.

John D. Rugh, Ph.D., professor and director of the Evidence-Based Practice Program, created a program to accelerate science transfer after seeing the length of time between a breakthrough discovery and actual dental practice.

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