Recent grant successes
Faculty of Dentistry Professors have landed several impressive and wide-ranging grant successes to support their research over the past year:
Boris Hinz, Distinguished Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, will receive $3.17 million over seven years for his project "Innovative biomechanical and molecular strategies to fight fibrosis."
Marco Mualhaes is the recipient of a $10,000 Connaught New Researcher Award for 2017-2018. Professor Mualhaes' research explores areas related to cancer, specifically oral cancer.
Michael Glogauer, Professor in the Periodontics research theme, has been elected as a 2018 Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. A formal induction ceremony will take place in Vancouver this September.
Anil Kishen, Professor in the Endontics research theme, and coordinator of the graduate program, received a grant for his submission "Nanovarnish for Dental Caries", Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP) from the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE).
Bob Pilliar, Professor emeritus of the Biomaterials research theme, has been awarded a $100,000 Connaught Fund Innovation Award to continue his research on tissue-engineered digit joint implants.
Massieh Moayedi, an Assistant Professor in the Pain and Neurosciene research theme, has been successful in applying for a new joint funding program between University College London (UCL, UK) and U of T.
Moayedi and Co-Investigator Suellen Walker from UCL will receive a total of $28,000 to investigate chronic pain in children from multiple angles to shed light on underlying mechanisms, different types of pain, and to evaluate the best outcome tools to deal with chronic pain in future trials.
Eszter Somogyi-Ganss, an Assistant Professor (Teaching stream) in Prosthodontics, has recently been awarded a $25,000 (US) GSK Prosthodontist Innovator Award from the American College of Prosthodontics. She, together with students Mahdi and Majid Zakeri and Seyed Nasrollah, will use an animal model to study whether electromagnetic pulses can help implants better integrate into bone.