RSDM News

The Class of 2020 poses for a group selfie at White Coat Ceremony.Vision in White: Ceremony Welcomes Class of 2020

Carrie Stetler | September 2, 2016

First-year students were officially welcomed to the medical profession at last month’s White Coat Ceremony, which marks their new role as caregivers. As she greeted the class, Dean Cecile A. Feldman remarked on their impressive name. “It sounds like perfect eyesight, so we must have selected a perfect class,’’ she joked.

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RSDM students pose with staff from the Indian Health Services dental clinic in Arizona.RSDM Goes West on Dental Mission

Carrie Stetler | September 1, 2016

Many residents of the Navajo Nation reservation in Red Mesa, Arizona live 50 miles or more from the nearest dental clinic. “I treated patients who hadn’t been to the dentist in years sometimes,’’ said fourth-year RSDM student Aileen Zaydel, who volunteered to join RSDM’s annual mission to the region’s Indian Health Services dental clinic.

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Photo by Don HamermanDental Impressionism: Students Learn Art of Dentistry

Carrie Stetler | September 1, 2016

Artists create with paint, clay, and canvas. For dental students, the materials are melted wax, porcelain, and dental alginate. Their artistry is developed in preclinic, where first- and second-year students learn the “hand skills” and science needed to practice dentistry.

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Vijay ParasharResearcher Wins $1.6 Million NIH Award for Outstanding Investigators

Carrie Stetler | August 2, 2016

Structural biologist Vijay Parashar last month received an NIH-NIGMS Outstanding Investigator award of $1.6 million for his research on bacterial signal transduction mechanisms. The multi-year award, given by the National Institute of Health-National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH-NIGMS), was distributed nationwide to 70 researchers this year with the goal of fostering “important breakthroughs,” according to NIH-NIGMS.

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