Faculty and trainees at the UConn School of Dental Medicine (SDM) are engaged in a broad spectrum of research activity ranging from basic science laboratory research to clinical research, including clinical trials. Although every unit of the SDM has research activity, the following 3 groups in the SDM are especially research-focused:
Research Training Opportunities
The UConn School of Dental Medicine provides a variety of research training opportunities ranging from a short summer research experience to comprehensive PhD level research training and postdoctoral training. Please use the links below to explore our various research training opportunities.
UConn-NIDCR T90/R90 Research Training Program
(includes the DMD/PhD program, PhD program, and postdoctoral fellowships)
Combined DMD/Masters Program
(includes training in Public Health or in Clinical and Translational Research)
Research-intensive school with over $10M in extramural research funding per year
Ranked #8 of all US dental schools based on total NIH funding for NIH FY2020 (rankings from the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, based on NIH data).
A broad spectrum of research activity and funding including laboratory and clinical research
Recently renovated laboratory facilities; dedicated Dental Clinical Research Center
Access to a wide range of core facilities that support research
Robust research training opportunities supported by long-standing NIH training grants
Featured Research News
Students, residents, postdoctoral trainees and faculty at the UConn School of Dental Medicine (SDM) have access to a wide range of research resources through the School, UConn Health, and UConn Storrs campus.
Proposal Development Services
The SDM research community can access scientific editing and other proposal development services through arrangements at the School and University level. For scientific editing support, please contact Laura Didden at email@example.com. For proposal development services and proofreading services offered through the Office of the Vice-President for Research (OVPR).
Grant Writing Training and Resources
Periodic training on grant writing for various types of grants is offered by the OVPR.
For statistical support for dental residents in Master’s degree programs, please contact Dr. Chia-Ling Kuo at firstname.lastname@example.org
For all other statistical support needs for SDM students, residents, and faculty, assistance is available through the UConn Statistical Consulting Services, through one of the following options:
Free Walk-In (Virtual): For quick questions about statistical issues that can be handled in a 20 minute consulting session.
Free Ask Online: Alternatively, you can submit questions online using the submission form at the link below:
Fully Supported Project Engagement: If more in-depth assistance is needed, it will be supported by the SDM, if there is no funding available for the project. Complete the SDM project submission form to request assistance.
For any questions about support through UConn Statistical Consulting Services, please contact Dr. Timothy Moore at email@example.com
Core Facilities are available to the SDM Research community. Resources are located at UConn Health, and the Storrs and Avery Point campuses.
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Health Center Research Advisory Council (HCRAC) programs
- Research Equipment support (includes repair/replacement support and new capital equipment support)
- Emergency Grant Program
- Exploratory Project Transition Award
- Travel Grants for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
For information on the above programs, please see the HCRAC website
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Technology Commercialization Services (TCS)
Technology Commercialization Services helps the UConn research community move their research towards practical application.
Contact Research Office Staff
Laura Didden, CRA
Manager, SDM Research Office