RSDM News

Researcher Gets Grant to Invent Toothbrush for Patients with Disabilities

Carrie Stetler | May 2, 2019

Dr. Maxine Strickland received nearly $95,000 in funding from Rutgers University’s Tech Advance to work with NJIT designers on inventing a toothbrush for people with disabilities. Her idea was inspired by time she spent volunteering at the Matheny School for the developmentally disabled in Peapack-Gladstone.

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Student Researchers Shine on Balbo Day

Carrie Stetler | May 2, 2019

Students showcased a year’s worth of research on Balbo Day, an annual event where they present their findings on everything from unusual patient case studies to research on how genetics is linked to dental cavities.

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Researcher Awarded More Than $600 K for Crohn’s Disease Studies

Carrie Stetler | April 1, 2019

Dr. Scott Kachlany has received a two-year, $621,403 grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust to carry out research on the cause and treatment of Crohn’s disease. Kachlany, an associate professor in the Department of Oral Biology at RSDM, aims to identify the types of white blood cells that trigger inflammation in patients with Crohn’s Disease. He also plans on testing to find whether a new drug candidate that he has been studying in his laboratory can reduce, or even eliminate, these inflammatory white blood cells.

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