Supporting Research and Education in the Specialty

Research and education are critical to making advances in the specialty. Our yearly funding of research awards 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 $13 million for Research Awards, Fellowships, scholarships and sponsorships of specialty-focused programs.

2017 RESEARCH AND EDUCATION FUNDING

In 2017, the OMS Foundation Board of Directors approved $657,500 to be awarded to the following:

  • Three Research Support Grants – $225,000
  • One Student Research Training Award* – $12,500
  • Support of Faculty Educator Development Awards (FEDA)* – $390,000
  • Support of the 2018 AAOMS Clinical Trials Methods Course (CTMC)* – $15,000
  • Scholarships for residents to attend the 2018 AAOMS CTMC* – $10,000
  • Support of the 2018 Resident Transitions into Practice Conference* – $5,000

* Funded in part by the OMS Foundation Alliance Committee.

 

Research Support Grants

Research Support Grants further the development of scientific investigators committed to problems related to oral and maxillofacial surgery. Each grant is $75,000 and is awarded to the institution. In addition, the grant that receives the highest score by the OMS Foundation Committee on Research is designated as the Stephen B. Milam Research Award. The recipient of this award is:

Application of Neural Progenitor-like Cells Induced from Gingiva-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Facial Nerve Regeneration in Rats

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Principal Investigator:  Rabie Shanti, DMD, MD
  • Co-PI:   Qunzhou Zhang, PhD

Click here to read the project summary of their study.

 

Additional Research Support Grants

 

Investigation of Anatomical Changes Associated with the Use of a Pedicled Buccal Fat Pad Graft Used During Primary Palatoplasty

  • East Carolina University
  • Principal Investigator: Jamie Perry, PhD
  • Co-PI: Michael S. Jaskolka, DDS, MD, FACS

Click here to read the project summary.

 

Exploring Mechanisms to Improve STINGel Immunotherapy in Head and Neck Cancer

  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Principal Investigator: Simon Young, DDS, MD, PhD
  • Co-PI: Jeffery Hartgerink, PhD

Click here to read the project summary.

 

Student Research Training Award

These awards support student projects with the aim to attract qualified students to the OMS specialty and investigative research. Each award is $12,500 which went to:

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • Dr. Steven Wang, Program Director

 

2017 Clinical and Scientific Innovations for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (CSIOMS) Conference Resident Travel Scholarships

The Foundation provided support for seven residents to attend the conference. The recipients of this scholarship were:

  • Amir Chalak, DDS, MD, University of California San Francisco
  • Troy Lam, DDS, MD, University of California San Francisco
  • Justine Moe, DDS, MD, Emory University
  • Earl Park, DMD, MD, Louisiana State University
  • Kaushik Sharma, DDS, Temple University Hospital
  • Raj Thaker, DMD, Harlem Hospital Center
  • Michael Winstead, DMD, University of Tennessee Medical Center

 

2016 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 (FEDA) – $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

 

Stephen B. Milam Research Award

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, 1Professor of OMS, Oregon Health & Science University.

 

Additional 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

These awards support student projects with the aim to attract qualified students to the OMS specialty and investigative research. Each award is $12,500 which went to:

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

 

2016 AAOMS/OMS Foundation/MICHR Clinical Trials Methods 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:

  • 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