UAB Dentistry News

UAB Researcher Probes Role of a Master Gene in Skeletal Formation

The work of our own Dr. Amjad Javed and his team is featured in this week’s UAB News

The story covers a recently-released runx2 gene study on probing the role of the master gene in skeletal formation. The study has far-reaching potential including the development of ways to speed bone healing and mitigate bone disorders. Results of this ground-breaking research are expected to contribute to the future of personalized medicine.

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Dr. Conan Davis Assistant Dean for Community Collaborations and Public Health

Dr. Conan Davis, recently appointed assistant dean for Community Collaborations and Public Health, is featured in an article on the school’s expanding outreach.

Congratulations Dr. Jack Lemons

2014 Sam Brown Bridge Builder Award

Jack LemonsThis annual award honors individuals who engage in interdisciplinary, collaborative efforts across campus in ways that embody the vision, character and bridge-building talents vital to the future of UAB. Dr. Lemons’ prolific career is highlighted in the UAB News.

In related news, to honor Dr. Lemons’ contributions to UAB graduate education, the Department of Biomedical Engineering recently established the Dr. Jack Lemons Endowed Scholarship in Biomedical Engineering.

Congratulations Dr. Steve Mitchell

2014 UAB President's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Stephen Mitchell2014Mitchell, a professor in dentistry, has been director of the Undergraduate Clinic in Pediatric Dentistry since 2000. His co-worker say his innovative teaching activities are helping to transform the educational structure. "His course evaluations consistently are positive, and students comment that his teaching style encourages integration of concepts into clinical situations in a way that requires critical thinking," a colleague said. Mitchell has worked to give students more hands-on experience by helping with special-needs patients, and creating the Tuscaloosa and Cahaba Valley clinics, which give students direct patient experiences under the supervision of faculty. "The continuity he is able to provide between lecture presentations and actual clinical practices is an extremely unique and effective teaching tool," one student said.