Insufficient vitamin D has been linked with respiratory infections, and research suggests vitamin D treatment may help lessen symptoms of COVID-19.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science is recognizing Fellows as part of its five-year anniversary.
Burne is stepping down after 10 years; Gordan appointed interim associate dean for research.
On July 1, Sabarathnam Balu, Ph.D., joined the UF Department of Oral Biology as research assistant scientist in the laboratory of Robert Burne, Ph.D., where he was working as a postdoctoral associate since March 2017. Previously, Balu was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio from July 2015 to February 2017.
UFCD has several projects focused on understanding, diagnosing and reducing the effects of COVID-19 on our society.
The Facial Pain Research Foundation and researchers at UF are collaborating to combat the chronic facial pain disorder TN.
Congratulations to the six University of Florida College of Dentistry faculty members who received promotions or were approved for tenure.
This is the first time a UFCD researcher has received this prestigious award.
"I cover my face in gratitude to our first responders, and ask that everyone in our community join me." - Dean A Isabel Garcia, DDS, MPH
The Volpe Award was established by the AAP in 2013 to address the retention of top periodontal basic science researchers and educators early in their careers.