Supporting Research and Education in the Specialty

Research and education are critical to making advances in the specialty. Our yearly funding of research awards, fellowships and other projects allow the specialty to develop new areas of scientific study which will affect the care of patients now and for years into the future.

The OMS Foundation has supported the specialty with more than $12 million for Research Awards, Fellowships, scholarships and sponsorships of specialty-focused programs.

CURRENT RESEARCH AND EDUCATION FUNDING

In 2016, the OMS Foundation Board of Directors approved $532,000 to fund research and education in the OMS specialty. This total includes:

  • Three Research Support Grants – $225,000
  • One Student Research Training Award – $12,500
  • Support of Faculty Educator Development Awards (FEDAs) – $260,000
  • Support of 2017 Clinical and Scientific Innovations for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (CSIOMS) – $20,000
  • Scholarships for residents to attend the 2017 CSIOMS – $10,000
  • Support for a Grant Writing course at the 2017 AAOMS Annual Meeting – $4,500

 

Research Support Grants
  • Research Support Grants further the development of scientific investigators committed to problems related to oral and maxillofacial surgery.
  • $75,000 each

Stephen B. Milam Research Support Grant – awarded to the application scored highest by the OMS Foundation Committee on Research.

Adjunctive pentoxifylline and tocopherol (PENTO) in the treatment of medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ): a prospective, randomized controlled trial to evaluate a novel non-operative treatment.

  • University of Washington
  • Principal Investigator: Jasjit Dillon, DDS, Clinical Associate Professor, Program Director, Acting Chief Harborview Medical Center, Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
  • Co-PIs: Salvatore Ruggiero, DMD, MD, New York Center for Orthognathic and Maxillofacial Surgery; Daniel A. Hammer, DDS, Collaborator, Chief Resident, Dept. of OMS, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center; Anthony B. Morlandt, MD, DDS, Assistant Professor of OMS, University of Alabama and Daniel Petrisor, DMD, MD, FACS, Assistant Professor of OMS, Oregon Health & Science University.

 

Other Research Support Grants:

Defining mechanical injury, hypoxia, and disease progression in TMJ OA and Pain

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Principal Investigator: Eric Jon Granquist, DMD, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
  • Co-PI: Beth Winkelstein, PhD, Professor Dept. of Bioengineering

 

Stromal cell-derived IL-6 promotes epithelial tumor stem-like cell generation by inducing epithelial-mesenchymal transition in ameloblastoma.

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Principal Investigator: Qunzhou Zhang, PhD, Senior Investigator
  • Co-PI: Rabie Shanti, DMD, MD, Assistant Professor Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

 

For more information about the funded Research Support Grants, take a look at the project summaries.

 

Student Research Training Award

Awarded to institutions, these awards support student projects with the aim to attract qualified students to the OMS specialty and investigative research.

  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Program Director: Dr. Maria Troulis

 

2016 AAOMS/OMS Foundation/MICHR Clinical Trials Course Scholarships

The Foundation provided support for eight residents to attend the course, with the generous support of Nobel Biocare. The recipients of this support were:

Clinical Trials Scholarship

  • Daniel Bienstock, DMD, MD, Columbia University Medical Center/NY Presbyterian Hospital
  • Brian Christensen, DDS, Louisiana State University New Orleans
  • Hannibal Alexander Crisp, DMD, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Ashley N. Houle, DDS, BS, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Efrain Montanez, DMD, Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine
  • Brittany K. Rudlosky, DDS, BS, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Eric B. Scotland, DDS, Christiana Care
  • Bert C. Wendling, DDS, Christiana Care

 

 

2015 RESEARCH AND EDUCATION FUNDING

In 2015, the OMS Foundation Board of Directors approved $680,000 to fund research and education in the OMS specialty. This total includes:

  • Seven Research Support Grants ($525,000)
  • Support of Faculty Educator Development Awards (FEDAs) ($130,000)
  • Support of 2016 AAOMS/OMS Foundation/MICHR Clinical Trials Course ($15,000)
  • Scholarships for residents to attend the2016  AAOMS/OMS Foundation/MICHR Clinical Trials Course ($10,000)

 

Research Support Grants
  • Research Support Grants further the development of scientific investigators committed to problems related to oral and maxillofacial surgery.
  • $75,000 each

Stephen B. Milam Research Support Grant ($75,000) – awarded to the application scored highest by the OMS Foundation Committee on Research.

Role of Neurotrophin Pathway in Oral Cancer Perineural Invasion

  • New York University, Bluestone Center for Clinical Research
  • PI: Chi Tonglien Viet, DDS, PhD, MD
  • Co-PI: Brian Schmidt, DDS, PhD, MD

 

Other Research Support Grants:

Cell autonomous and non-cell autonomous role of Jagged1 signaling during maxillary development.

  • Emory University
  • PI: Steven Goudy, MD
  • Co-PI: Shelly Abramowicz, DMD, MPH

 

TMJ Disc Regeneration by Spatiotemporal Delivery of Growth Factors in 3D-Printed Scaffolds

  • Columbia University
  • PI: Chang Lee, PhD
  • Co-PI: Alia Koch, DDS, MD

 

Injectable Platelet Rich Plasma delivery systems for craniofacial tissue regeneration

  • University of Connecticut Health Center
  • PI: Lakshmi S. Nair, PhD
  • Co-PI: Regina Landesberg, DMD, PhD

 

Targeting the surgical site to drive immune-mediated clearance of minimal residual disease in oral squamous cell carcinoma

  • Providence Portland Medical Center
  • PI: Richard Bryan Bell, DDS, MD
  • Co-PIs: Michael J. Gough, PhD; Marka R. Crittenden, PHD, MD; Rom S. Leidner, MD

 

Nano fibrous scaffold loaded with human orofacial stem cell and BMP2 for bone regeneration – an in vivo study

  • Nova Southeastern University
  • PI: Umadevi Kandalam, PhD
  • Co-PI: Steven I. Kaltman, DMD, MD; Eustorgio  A. Lopez, DDS, MD

 

In vivo evaluation of fluorapatite-coated PCL scaffold for osteoinductive capabilities

  • Regents of the University of Michigan
  • PI: Sharon Aronovich, DMD, FRCD(C)
  • Co-PI: Jun Liu, MS, PhD; Stephen Feinberg, DDS, MS, PhD; Wen X. Zhang, MD