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Welcome to the Institute for Oral Health Research (IOHR)

The Institute of Oral Health Research serves as a one stop resource to advance research within the UAB School of Dentistry.

Centered on five core themes, the school hosts a multitude of labs, training and other research opportunities. It is also home to the Global Center for Craniofacial Oral and Dental Disorders (GC-CODED), a University-Wide Interdisciplinary Research Center (UWIRC).

Proudly, the school ranks high among U.S. dental schools with research funding from the National Institutes of Health. Our research combines academic excellence with scientific methodology to discover answers to cutting-edge questions. Renowned faculty members are here to teach and mentor students. Our faculty and their research interests can be found on their Faculty Profile pages.

Dental research plays an important role in preparing students to make new discoveries that will benefit oral health locally and globally. We are proud to be an integral part of a teaching institution with a vast array of resources to advance science while educating the next generation of dentists and researchers.

UAB Research Resources

As part of a premier reserch university and academic health center, our investigators have access to a wealth of 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 wtih and caring for animals in the animal use program while upholding the regulatory requirements and standards of fedearl and international oversight agencies. Visit IACUC for more information regarding animal use in research.