The John Greene Society (JGS) is the primary student-run dental research organization at the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry.
We represent the local chapter of the National Student Research Group (NSRG), a subset of the American Association of Dental Research. An independent registered campus organization (RCO), we receive support from and send representation to the Associated Dental Students (ADS) of UCSF. We also fall within the structural framework of NSRG, thus making our group a part of organized dentistry at a national level.
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This summer, predoctoral students are taking advantage of more opportunities to participate in cutting-edge research through the newly expanded Dental Student Research Fellowship Program at UCSF School of Dentistry.
The all-day event kicked off in the Nursing Building’s lecture hall with remarks from Sarah Knox, PhD, assistant dean, basic science research; Michael Reddy, DMD, DMSc, dean; and keynote speaker Rena D’Souza, DDS, MS, PhD, director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
2023 SUMMER DENTAL RESEARCH FELLOWS
Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Mertz Title: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Dentists' Enrollment in the Medicaid Program in California
Mentor: Dr. Kristin Hoeft Title: Rural Oral Health Initiatives: Navigating through Barriers to Create Change
Mentor: Christine Hong, DMD, MS Title: Characterizing the molecular mechanisms of p75NTR in chondrogenesis using CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology
Mentor: Dr. Ralph Marcucio Title: Osteoclast mediated Apoptosis in Chondrocytes
Mentor: Dr. Wenhan Chang Title: A Combined LAPTH and Calcimimetics Therapy for Bone Fracture Healing