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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
  • Project also received a grant from the Osteo Science Foundation

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

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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.