The Department of Oral Health Sciences, formed through the merger of Oral Biology and DPHS, has revamped its seminar series, offered under the course heading of Oral Biology 575.  In addition to traditional basic research, this new seminar series will cover topics in the clinical sciences, public health, epidemiology, and health services research.  If you are interested in presenting in this series or have suggestions for speakers, please contact Sue Herring ( or Richard Presland (, the co-directors of the course.

Mondays 12:30 to 1:20 p.m., Room: RR-134.

Oral Biology 575 Fall 2014 Seminar Series
Sept. 29 “Genetic Studies of Dental Caries Susceptibility” Rebecca SlaytonChair, Department of Pediatric DentistryLaw/Lewis Professor
Oct. 6 “When will minimization replace randomization in clinical trials?” Don Taves
Affiliate Assoc. Prof, OHS
Oct. 13 Hierarchy and utility of single-subject research design in humans Mark Drangsholt
Oral Medicine
Oct. 20 “What can tooth and jaw structure tell us about hominin evolution?” Patricia Kramer
Assoc. Prof., Anthropology
Oct. 27 “Zebrafish models of muscle development and disease” Lisa Maves
Acting Assist. Prof, Pediatrics;
Div of Cardiology. SCRI
Nov. 3 “Importance of Aging to the Fracture Resistance of Dentin” Dwayne Arola
Assoc. Prof., Materials Science & Engineering
Nov. 10 TBA John Aitchison
Affiliate Faculty, Biochemistry – UW
Prof. & Scientific Director, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute
Professor, Institute of Systems Biology
Nov. 17 Integrin alphaV/beta3, a critical cellular receptor for the Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV)/human herpesvirus 8 Timothy Rose
Seattle Children’s
Nov. 24 “End of lecture? The future of evidence-based teaching” Scott Freeman
Principal Lecturer, Biology
Dec. 1 “Data-driven clinical decision-making: Preventing third molar-related mandibular nerve injuries” Thomas Dodson
Professor, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dec. 8 Exam week, no Seminar

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