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UAB School of Dentistry consistently ranks among the top U.S. dental schools with research funding from the National Institutes of Health. Centered on five core themes, our research combines academic excellence with scientific methodology to discover answers to cutting-edge questions. Our preeminent faculty teach and mentor students, preparing them to make new discoveries, while advancing science to benefit oral health locally and globally.

Institute for Oral Health Research (IOHR)

The Institute of Oral Health Research serves as a one stop resource to support the work of our investigators as they advance dental, oral, and craniofacial research.

UAB Research Resources

As part of a premier research university and academic health center, our investigators have access to a wealth of campus resources.

  • Office of Sponsored Programs

    The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) promotes UAB initiatives by providing effective guidance and support in the administration of sponsored projects. OSP enhances and facilitates the ability of faculty, staff, and students to achieve their goals through successful competition for external funding while maintaining responsible stewardship of these projects. Visit OSP for forms, deadlines, and submissions checklists.

  • Office of the IRB

    The UAB Institutional Review Board for Human Use (IRB) is a committee established under federal regulations for the protection of human subjects in research (45 CFR 46). Its purpose is to help protect the rights and welfare of human participants in research conducted under the asupices of UAB. Visit the Office of the IRB for more information regarding human use in research.

  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

    The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) oversees the use of animals for research, teaching, and testing conducted at or by UAB. The committee provides support, guidance, and oversight to research investigators and all staff working with and caring for animals in the animal use program while upholding the regulatory requirements and standards of federal and international oversight agencies. Visit IACUC for more information regarding animal use in research.