2021 Dean’s Report


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-Will Giannobile


Table of Contents

Education

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Clinical Care

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Research

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Student Life and Learning

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Alumni and Giving

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Leadership

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Education

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-Richard Shen, DMD22


Serving the Community

A Milestone was reached in February 2021,

when Harvard School of Dental Medicine opened its first practice in Cambridge, bridging the Longwood and Cambridge campuses. HSDM stepped in to fill a need for dental care that was left when Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) announced its Dental Service would close. With the opening of the Harvard Dental Center Cambridge location, patients of the former HUHS practice were able to continue their care with minimal interruption. Now with a presence in Harvard Square, the School is poised to offer a high level of care to the greater Harvard and Cambridge communities

when Harvard School of Dental Medicine opened its first practice in Cambridge, bridging the Longwood and Cambridge campuses. HSDM stepped in to fill a need for dental care that was left when Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) announced its Dental Service would close. With the opening of the Harvard Dental Center Cambridge location, patients of the former HUHS practice were able to continue their care with minimal interruption. Now with a presence in Harvard Square, the School is poised to offer a high level of care to the greater Harvard and Cambridge communities

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Protecting Our Community

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Clinical Care

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-Richard Shen, DMD22


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In early March 2020,

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Harvard Dental Center provides patient care, dental student training, and houses a faculty group practice. Instructor in Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology Rahen Kakadia (left) and Omega Xhori work together in the classroom. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

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Research

“We have exciting new opportunities ahead to increase research diversity, establish new collaborations, and scale our funding, which will better bridge basic and clinical research with enhanced vigor and excellence.”

-Yingzi Yang, Associate Dean for Research


Reshaping Research

Research activities ramped up in FY21

with labs fully reopened, resulting in a productive year supported by $6.8 million in grant funding. A robust external review of HSDM’s research infrastructure in spring of FY21 provided key insights for additional growth and collaboration that build upon HSDM’s existing core strengths. The review found opportunities to leverage HSDM’s research excellence in the basic sciences, expanding on strengths in developmental and skeletal biology, to align with clinical-translational interests and research in the areas of regenerative medicine, genomics, stem cell and craniofacial biology.

Under the leadership of Dr. Yingzi Yang, who took on the role of Associate Dean for Research in FY21, HSDM will focus on ways to build on existing areas of strength and momentum; expand collaboration with between basic science researchers and clinical faculty; and capitalize on partnerships with other Harvard schools, institutes, and hospitals.

Faculty recruitment, mentorship, and career development were also identified in the review as key areas for improvement. The committee recommended that expanded resources be made available for junior faculty, from initial recruitment through promotion, to bolster support mechanisms for early-career scientists. To jumpstart scientific discovery and provide funding support, HSDM recently announced a pilot grant program. Investigators can apply for pilot grants of up to $100,000 over a period of two years, and equipment grants of up to $100,000 over a period of two years. 

“I am grateful to the committee for dedicating themselves in reviewing HSDM’s research programs. Their insights and recommendations will advance our mission as we look at ways to strengthen our research community to attract and cultivate talented clinician-scientists to advance dental, oral, and craniofacial research at HSDM,” said Dean William Giannobile.


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Harvard Dental Center provides patient care, dental student training, and houses a faculty group practice. Instructor in Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology Rahen Kakadia (left) and Omega Xhori work together in the classroom. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

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Student life and learning

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-Richard Shen, DMD22


Serving the Community

A Milestone was reached in February 2021,

when Harvard School of Dental Medicine opened its first practice in Cambridge, bridging the Longwood and Cambridge campuses. HSDM stepped in to fill a need for dental care that was left when Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) announced its Dental Service would close. With the opening of the Harvard Dental Center Cambridge location, patients of the former HUHS practice were able to continue their care with minimal interruption. Now with a presence in Harvard Square, the School is poised to offer a high level of care to the greater Harvard and Cambridge communities

when Harvard School of Dental Medicine opened its first practice in Cambridge, bridging the Longwood and Cambridge campuses. HSDM stepped in to fill a need for dental care that was left when Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) announced its Dental Service would close. With the opening of the Harvard Dental Center Cambridge location, patients of the former HUHS practice were able to continue their care with minimal interruption. Now with a presence in Harvard Square, the School is poised to offer a high level of care to the greater Harvard and Cambridge communities

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Protecting Our Community

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900,000

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140,000

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6,800

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900,000

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140,000

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6,800

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Alumni and giving

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-Richard Shen, DMD22


Article title

In early March 2020,

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

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Leadership

“We have exciting new opportunities ahead to increase research diversity, establish new collaborations, and scale our funding, which will better bridge basic and clinical research with enhanced vigor and excellence.”

-Yingzi Yang, Associate Dean for Research


Reshaping Research

Research activities ramped up in FY21

with labs fully reopened, resulting in a productive year supported by $6.8 million in grant funding. A robust external review of HSDM’s research infrastructure in spring of FY21 provided key insights for additional growth and collaboration that build upon HSDM’s existing core strengths. The review found opportunities to leverage HSDM’s research excellence in the basic sciences, expanding on strengths in developmental and skeletal biology, to align with clinical-translational interests and research in the areas of regenerative medicine, genomics, stem cell and craniofacial biology.

Under the leadership of Dr. Yingzi Yang, who took on the role of Associate Dean for Research in FY21, HSDM will focus on ways to build on existing areas of strength and momentum; expand collaboration with between basic science researchers and clinical faculty; and capitalize on partnerships with other Harvard schools, institutes, and hospitals.

Faculty recruitment, mentorship, and career development were also identified in the review as key areas for improvement. The committee recommended that expanded resources be made available for junior faculty, from initial recruitment through promotion, to bolster support mechanisms for early-career scientists. To jumpstart scientific discovery and provide funding support, HSDM recently announced a pilot grant program. Investigators can apply for pilot grants of up to $100,000 over a period of two years, and equipment grants of up to $100,000 over a period of two years. 

“I am grateful to the committee for dedicating themselves in reviewing HSDM’s research programs. Their insights and recommendations will advance our mission as we look at ways to strengthen our research community to attract and cultivate talented clinician-scientists to advance dental, oral, and craniofacial research at HSDM,” said Dean William Giannobile.


Donors

$100,000 and above – Dean’s Soceity
  • Donor Order of the Golden Crown
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$50,000 – $99,999 – Carlotta A. Hawley, PD38, Society
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$10,000 to $49,999 – Robert T. Freeman, DMD1869, Society
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$1,867 to $9,999 – Nathan Cooley Keep Society
  • Donor Order of the Golden Crown
$1 to $1,866 – Friends
  • donor Order of the Golden Crown
Henry C. Warren Society
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