Timothy A. DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health

DeRouen Center LogoThe Timothy A. DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health (DeRouen Center) at the UW School of Dentistry aims to improve quality of life by promoting collaboration and inclusivity in oral and craniofacial research that impacts global health.

The DeRouen Center of Global Oral Health believes in:

  • Sustainability: Providing and sharing tools with communities to own the health of their members
  • Collaboration: Partnering to improve quality of life across borders and using knowledge of the distribution of oral health across cultures and nations to improve oral health within the US
  • Advancement & Innovation: Empowering societies to exercise their universal health rights
  • Compassion: Embracing cross-cultural differences to better care for our neighbors around the world
Dr. DeRouen

Dr. Timothy DeRouen

In order to maximize resources, the DeRouen Center is strategizing efforts to 4 geographical areas to reinforce existing collaborations: Southeast Asia (with Thailand as the lead site), Africa (with Kenya as the lead site), South America (with Peru as the lead), and Seattle.

The DeRouen Center will offer compelling research opportunities to UW pre-doctoral dental students. Plans call for an international Summer Research Fellowship (SURF) program for first-year students, plus a research elective in fourth year and a one-quarter elective in Global Oral Health all four years. Post-doctoral opportunities will include research projects and potential funding within the UW such as SunStar Preventive Award, and Global WACh, a certificate program that gives graduate students a comprehensive overview of the health of women, adolescents, and children, and Fogarty Fellows and Scholars.
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The 2012 Fogarty Workshop on Clinical Research Methods in Oral Health Research took place in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Participants were from Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, The Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.