UW News

August 15, 2003

Dental Research Day 2003 will be Sept. 24

Members of the public can learn about research at the University of Washington School of Dentistry on Wednesday, Sept. 24, during Research Day 2003. Visiting and UW faculty researchers will give oral presentations from 8:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in Room T-439 of the Magnuson Health Sciences Center. The theme of this year’s oral presentations is “New and Developing Materials and Diagnostics.”

The keynote speech will be given at 8:30 a.m. by Dr. Jack Ferracane, chairman of restorative dentistry and director of the Division of Biomaterials and Biomechanics at Oregon Health Sciences University. Ferracane’s research interests include examining ways to improve the structural integrity and longevity of dental materials. He is past president of the Academy of Dental Materials and the Dental Materials Group of the American Association for Dental Research. He currently serves on the editorial boards of several scholarly publications.

The presentations will be followed by a poster session to present research findings from faculty and student projects from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Magnuson Health Sciences Center. Research Day 2003 is sponsored by the UW School of Dentistry and the school’s Office of Research. For more information, contact Mary Beth Cunningham at (206) 543-5599.