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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:

Magnetic resonance neurography (MRN) and diffusion tensor imaging augmented MRN of peripheral trigeminal nerve injuries on 3-Telsa scanner – correlation of injury classification with surgery and histopathology and prediction of patient outcomes

  • UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Principal Investigator: Avneesh Chhabra, MD
  • Co- PIs: John R. Zuniga, DMD, PhD, MS; Ananth Madhuranthakam, PhD

Click here to read the project summary of their study.

 

Additional Research Support Grants

 

The Oral and Maxillofacial Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills (OMOSATS)

  • University of Toronto
  • Principal Investigator: Marco Francesco Caminiti, DDS, BSc, Med, FRCDC
  • Co-PI: Mark Shuren, HBSc, DDS, FRCDC

Click here to read the project summary.

 

Orthognathic speech pathology: Understanding how jaw disharmonies and their surgical correction influence speech

  • University of North Carolina School of Dentistry
  • Principal Investigator: Laura Anne Jacox, DMD, MS, PhD
  • Co-PI: Hillary Lathrop, DMD, MS; Timothy Turvey, DDS; George Blakey, DDS; Renie Daniel, DMD, MD, Dr. David Zajac, PhD, Dr. Jeff Mielke, PhD

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Development of Surgically Implantable Minor Salivary Gland-Based Constructs for Treatment of Xerostomia

  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Principal Investigator: Mary Cynthia Farach-Carson, PhD
  • Co-PI: Simon Young, DDS, MD, PhD

Click here to read the project summary.