• Dr. Eli Eliav was named the new director of the institute, as well as the vice dean for oral health within the School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is a widely published expert in oral medicine and orofacial pain, and has a longstanding history for gaining support from National Institutes of Health, as well as funding for industry research and service grants.
• Two division-specific fellowships, the Jack G. Caton Graduate Fellowship and the Stanley L. Handelman Fellowship, were awarded to distinguished residents who will pursue careers in academic dentistry.
• Phase I of the prosthodontics clinic renovation was completed. Phase II, which will allow innovative teaching of residents in a state-of-the-art facility, is underway.
Bullet points highlight impact made in 2013