• Donly, Kevin J (PI)
  • Wu-Yuan, Christine (PI)
  • Kahout, Frank (PI)
  • Wefel, James (PI)
  • Drake, David (PI)

Project: Research project

Project Details


The overall goal of the Specialized Caries Research Center is the
development and successful implementation of multidisciplinary research
concerning the etiology and prevention of dental caries. The Center will
strive to translate research findings into useful caries preventive
activities in human populations, by facilitating the transfer of
knowledge from the laboratory to clinic, thus improving prevention, and
early diagnosis and treatment of coronal and root caries in high risk
populations. It also will provide opportunities for junior and mid-
career investigators to benefit from the favorable training environment,
for the development and application of new technology, and for the
development and expansion of interdisciplinary programs within the
University. The Center will have three cores: 1) the Administrative Core, 2) the
Experimental Design and Biostatistics (EDB) Core, and 3) the Cariology
Core. Core directors will be responsible to the Center Director. A
Steering Committee and an External Advisory Committee will advise the
Director. The EDB Core will provide advice and assistance with
experimental design and data analysis, and will facilitate training in
these areas. The Cariology Core will provide the facilities and
personnel to conduct laboratory and clinical research and training
concerning dental caries. Research projects initially include four major
interrelated projects, with pilot studies and 'feasibility studies' to
be conducted later. Training efforts will include formal and informal
instruction, seminars, and workshops. The Center will complement existing research programs of the College and
provide an important resource for the College and University. The
combination of existing programs and facilities involved in caries
research, the availability of basic, laboratory and clinical support, the
availability of well-defined normal and special populations, and the
integration of the biostatistical expertise on campus represent an unique
set of physical and human resources. Knowledge gained will improve
understanding of the complex disease processes of dental caries and
approaches to prevention of caries.
Effective start/end date9/30/949/29/00


  • National Institutes of Health


  • Medicine(all)
  • Dentistry(all)


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