The College of Dentistry’s Theta Chapter of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon honor society for dental students welcomed this year’s new members at a banquet that included the presentation of two student awards for excellence, scholarship, character, and service to humanity.
Sophomore dental student Garrett Seghi (shown left in photo) received the Orville E. Russell Award of Excellence, and senior dental student Charu Gupta (right) received the William S. Kramer Award of Excellence.
The event included a special welcome to Omicron Kappa
Upsilon’s newly inducted faculty members
Sarandeep Huja and
Binnaz Leblebicioglu. The College’s most recent
student members were also introduced and welcomed at the event
that included Class of 2009 graduates Ryan Bailey,
Andrew Baker, Robin Baker, Jonathan Conover,
Kelsey Esber, Jacob Haslem, John Haynie,
Mary Ellen Helmkamp,
Amin Mason, Spencer Updike, and Bryan Wirtz.
Sigma Phi Alpha Welcomes New Members
Sigma Phi Alpha national
honor society for dental hygiene students was founded in 1958 to
recognize the highest achieving students in dental hygiene programs
throughout the U.S. Continuing this tradition of honoring students who
demonstrate outstanding leadership and academic excellence, the College
of Dentistry’s Zeta Chapter of Sigma Phi Alpha welcomed its newest
alumni members at a ceremony on June 4th.
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Dentistry Professors Receive $60 K in Pilot Grant Funding
The College of Dentistry’s Pilot Clinical and Translational Studies Program and the OSU Center for Clinical and Translational Science recently awarded a total of $60 K in research funding to dentistry professors Susan Mallery and Dimitris Tatakis.
Periodontology Professor Dimitris Tatakis (shown in photo on left) has conducted extensive research on regenerative surgical therapies and bone loss that results from periodontal disease. He was recently awarded a $30 K grant to continue this research that currently focuses on intervention strategies that improve periodontal surgical outcomes in smokers.
Tatakis is the Director of the Postdoctoral Program in the Division of Periodontology, and he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He also serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Periodontology, and he is a member of the Periodontal In-Service Examination Committee for the American Academy of Periodontology.
Dr. Susan Mallery, a Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, received a $30 K grant to support her research on the efficacy of naturally occurring compounds in black raspberries that have been found to prevent the progression and recurrence of pre-malignant diseases. Mallery (shown in photo on right) is currently conducting a research project that focuses on developing an adhesive patch that will deliver the beneficial “anthocyanin” compounds in black raspberries that serve as oral cancer chemopreventives.
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Picnic with the Pops -- July 31st
Dentistry’s Office of Alumni Affairs is partnering with other OSU Health Sciences alumni offices to host an evening with the OSU Marching Band and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra at a Picnic with the Pops on Friday, July 31st. This event kicks off the first tailgate party of the football season with an evening of Buckeye music followed by a fireworks display. The celebration will be held close to OSU’s main campus on the lawn of the Chemical Abstracts Services on Olentangy River Road (Columbus). Please join us for this Buckeye tailgate and musical extravaganza!
Tailgate Registration Available Online Now
On September 12th, the Buckeyes will take on the USC Trojans football team! Prior to the game, the College of Dentistry will host its annual Alumni Tailgate in the courtyard of Postle Hall. All dentistry alumni, family members and friends are invited to this celebration that includes great food and fun! The tailgate will be held from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m., followed by the football game kickoff at 8:00 p.m.
ADA Reception in Honolulu
If you plan to attend the ADA meeting and our Alumni Reception, please let us know. Contact Kate Charlesworth-Miller, Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs, at email@example.com.
Football Ticket Lottery Deadline -- July 21st
Alumni Reunions Coming Soon!
If you're in a reunion class from 1959, ’64, ’69, ’74, ’79, ’84, ’89, ’94, ’99, or 2004, we hope you’ll join us for Alumni Reunion Weekend 2009. Private receptions are planned for each class at the Hyatt Regency Convention Center, followed by a gala dinner.
The next day -- Saturday, September 12th -- will feature the Alumni Tailgate at Postle Hall, followed by the OSU vs. USC football game. Go to the College of Dentistry’s alumni web page to register online for our upcoming Tailgate and Alumni Reunion weekend celebrations!
To find out more about any of our upcoming alumni events, please contact Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs Kate Charlesworth-Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 614-366-4990.
CCTS Welcomes Research Concierge Valerie DeGroff
Ohio State’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) recently announced the arrival of Research Concierge Valerie DeGroff who joins the CCTS staff with more than 30 years of research and administrative experience. DeGroff will assist OSU’s clinical and translational science researchers by helping with the process of navigating the existing research infrastructure, matching requests for specialized expertise with faculty, assessing research needs, making recommendations for services, and facilitating access to CCTS resources.
Please contact Valerie DeGroff regarding any clinical and translational research question by calling 614-366-7367 or send an e-mail to: email@example.com. Requests for Research Concierge Services can also be made via the CCTS webpage at: www.ccts.osu.edu.
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College Welcomes Mike Kessler as Senior Director of Development
On June 1st, Mike Kessler was welcomed officially as the College of Dentistry’s Senior Director of Development. An Ohio native and an OSU alumnus, Kessler first worked for the university as a student fundraiser in the mid 1990's. After completing his bachelor's degree, he joined Ohio State as a Development Director in charge of all direct marketing activity in the Office of Annual Giving, which included telemarketing, direct mail initiatives, matching gift programs, and internet giving.
From that position Kessler transitioned into the President's Club office, where he served as the Director of Development for Northeast Ohio. As dentistry’s newly appointed Senior Director of Development, Kessler said, “I'm thrilled to work with this group of people who are so connected to, interested in, and supportive of their alma mater and their profession. I look forward to capitalizing on that passion and loyalty shown by our alumni, and helping with the effort to transform this College into the best of its kind.”
DSAC Book Sale is a Success!
The Dental Staff Advisory Committee (DSAC) hosted a successful book sale in June that offered faculty, staff and students a chance to buy hardback books, magazines, paperbacks, DVDs and CDs at bargain prices. Thanks to all who participated in this event that raised funds to support the College of Dentistry’s staff functions.
July 10, July 31 & August 21: Enjoy music in the
courtyard of Postle Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
(Sponsored by the Sterilization Monitoring Service.)
Continuing Dental Education
Advanced Airway Management for Sedation and General Anesthesia Permitted
Dentists; This course provides experience in management of airway
complications and other common emergencies that may occur while dental
patients are sedated or generally anesthetized.
FREE Online CE (2 CEUs)
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