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Research Committee

This UFCD committee works to stimulate interest in research by faculty members and students, reviews stimulus grant applications, and communicates to students and faculty members the availability of research opportunities.

Faculty Researchers Quarterly Meetings

The quarterly meetings keep researchers up-to-date on current protocols and research requirements. Meetings commence at 10:00 a.m., unless otherwise noted.

Faculty Funding Opportunities

A list of ongoing funding opportunities both within UFCD and through outside sources.

Clinical and Translational Science Seminar Series

An ongoing CTSI Seminar Series is coordinated by UF CTSI’s Pilot and Collaborative Projects Program, to promote the CTSI goals of increased clinical and translational research at UF.

Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series

The Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series provides an educational opportunity to all UFCD faculty, students and staff. Guest speakers are experts in their academic field of study, who have made significant contributions to research . The goal of the program is to disseminate information about cutting-edge research in the field of dentistry and related disciplines.

UFCD Translation Science Series

Faculty Research Interests

A list of faculty interests and links to thier research websites.


Comprehensive Training Program in Oral Biology

The comprehensive training program in oral biology provides a series of pre and post-doctoral training opportunities in research areas directly related to oral health and diseases. Our programs produce highly skilled and interactive scientists who are prepared to generate new knowledge and translate their discoveries to advances in the detection, prevention, treatment and cure of diseases and abnormalities of the oral and craniofacial complex.

D.M.D./Ph.D. Program

The University of Florida offers an integrated dental and graduate research training program culminating, in the awarding of both a D.M.D. and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Science. The joint DMD/PhD program offered by the College of Dentistry (COD), in collaboration with the College of Medicine Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences (COM IDP) prepares students for a career in the dental academic setting, using skills acquired in clinical practice and clinical education, as well as basic and/or translational research.

Summer Research Program

A program for incoming first-year dental students who want to participate in research. Faculty in each department offer guidance and mentoring for students.

University Scholars Program

This program introduces undergraduate students to the exciting world of academic research. In the program, students work one-on-one with UF faculty on selected research projects.

Research Track Program

A program intended for students who are committed to obtaining a concentrated research experience during dental school.

Research Honors & High Research Honors Awards

Senior dental students who have engaged in research during their four-year DMD program may be eligible for one of two Research Honors Awards. To be eligible for receipt of Research Honors, the student must have contributed substantively to a research project during their tenure in dental school and fulfill all the requirements.

Student Research Group

The Student Research Group (SRG) is one of twenty scientific groups that comprise the International Association for Dental Research (IADR). It is composed of a network of self-governing chapters at each dental school, and is led nationally by officers elected through a majority of votes from all its members.

Center for Undergraduate Research Board of Students

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) is committed to fostering a culture of research that encourages all students to include a research component as a critical part of their undergraduate experience. The CUR provides guidance to students and faculty interested in pursuing research opportunities, and the coordination of campus research activities. The CUR also works to expand research opportunities across campus. Explore the website and contact us if you would like additional information.