Dental school teams up with CTSI to bring national researcher to Buffalo

NIDCR director Martha Somerman (left) at the annual NIH Research Festival.

NIDCR director Martha Somerman (left) at the annual NIH Research Festival

Published September 7, 2017


The CTSI Seminar Series resumes on October 5 with a presentation co-sponsored by the School of Dental Medicine.

Martha J. Somerman, DDS, PhD, director of the NIH National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) will be in town to speak on her selected topic: “Guiding the Future of Oral Health Research, Together.”

The seminar is scheduled for Thursday, October 5 at 4:45 p.m. in Butler Auditorium, Farber Hall, UB South Campus. A reception will follow in Squire Hall.

Somerman’s presentation will celebrate accomplishments at UB’s School of Dental Medicine as part of the school’s 125th anniversary celebration. She plans to recognize key leaders involved in the establishment of the dental school and UB’s pioneering graduate program in oral biology.

UB’s School of Dental Medicine was established in 1892. In 1960 it launched the nation’s first Department of Oral Biology. Three years later, UB created the first PhD program in oral biology in a dental school.

Somerman will also provide an introduction to NIH and NIDCR, and an overview of NIDCR-supported research, which spans the spectrum of basic, translational, behavioral and clinical research in dental, oral and craniofacial medicine.

Through the Seminar Series, UB’s CTSI is partnering with the five health sciences schools and Roswell Park Cancer Institute to sponsor a round of visiting scholars in the forefront of their respective disciplines. 

Follow this link to read about the previous presenters in the series.