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Dental Researchers Awarded NIH Grant for Microbiome Research to Identify Biomarkers for Tongue Cancer
New York, August 3, 2017

The research has the potential to lead to the development of novel therapeutic approaches to oral cancer pain.
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NYU Dentistry's Dr. Nicole N. Scheff Receives $120,000-Plus NIDCR F32 Grant to Investigate the Biology of Sex Differences in Oral Cancer Pain
New York, July 7, 2017

Nicole Scheff, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory ofDr. Brian L.
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Drs. Brian Schmidt and Seiichi Yamano Awarded $1.2M from NIH to Investigate Gene Delivery for the Treatment of Oral Cancer Pain
New York, June 14, 2016

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded Drs. Brian Schmidt and Seiichi Yamano a $1.2M grant to test whether their nonviral gene delivery method can effectively and safely treat oral cancer pain. Quality of life for oral cancer patients can be dismal.
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NYU and UCLA Awarded $2.4M from NIH to Further Study the Use of Non-Psychotropic Cannabinoids to Suppress Chronic Cancer Pain
New York, January 26, 2016

Dr. Brian Schmidt and Dr. Igor Spigelman will focus on the therapeutic utility of recently developed synthetic cannabinoids which work to relieve the chronic inflammation and neuropathic pain symptoms of oral cancer without getting high. Chronic pain affects more than 50 million adults in the U.S.
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NYU's Bluestone Center receives a $369,250 High Priority, Short-Term Project Award from NIDCR to Study Oral Cancer Pain
New York, July 28, 2015

Drs. Yamano and Schmidt have developed a novel non-viral gene delivery method, and the proposed studies are designed to test whether this could be used to treat cancer pain effectively and safely.Up to 90% of cancer patients suffer from pain, with oral cancer ranked consistently as one of the most painful cancers.
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NYU College of Dentistry and UCSF Researchers Develop a Framework for Monitoring Oral Cancer Development, Progression and Recurrence
New York, June 11, 2014

Dr. Brian Schmidt and Dr. Donna Albertson and their team look at shifts in the composition of the oral microbiome, to potentially be promoters or causes of oral cancerEach year, approximately 22,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer. The five-year survival rate of 40% in the U.S.
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A new Study of Oral Mucositis in Head and Neck Cancer Patients to Begin at the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research
New York, May 14, 2014

The Bluestone Center for Clinical Research has launched a new clinical research study which aims to evaluate a novel oral care protocol for the treatment of oral mucositis.
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Dr. Chi Tonglien Viet Awarded IASP Early Career Research Grant
New York, May 9, 2014

Dr. Chi Tonglien Viet, an investigator and adjunct professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the New York University College of Dentistry, was awarded the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) Early Career Research Grant to support her study entitled Mechanisms of OPRM1 Regulation in Head and Neck Cancer Pain. Dr.
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President Grant and Funding Research for Oral Cancer
New York, February 20, 2014

On February 18, 2014, Roll Call published an article authored by Dr. Brian L Schmidt, Director of the NYU Bluestone Center for Clinical Research.
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NYU College of Dentistry and Bluestone Center for Clinical Research Investigator Publishes in Cancer Prevention Research
New York, November 12, 2013

Study demonstrates that there was no significant difference in clinical response between subjects with oral leukoplakia who were treated with Bowman Birk Inhibitor Concentrate (a serine protease inhibitor isolated from soybeans) and those treated with a placebo.
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NYU College of Dentistry and NYU Oral Cancer Center Investigators Share Collaborative NIH Clinical Trial Planning Grant Using Genomics to Tailor Treat
New York, October 7, 2013

The New York University College of Dentistry today announced that Dr. Brian Schmidt, NYU Oral Cancer Director, and Dr. Donna Albertson, Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, have received a $150,000 collaborative research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to further develop their work on biomarkers of oral cancer metastasis.
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NYU Oral Cancer Center Invited Speaker Dr. Nathaniel Jeske will present, "Arrestin Scaffolding in Nociceptor Neurobiology."
New York, September 27, 2013

The NYU Oral Cancer Center, together with the NYU College of Dentistry and Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, welcomes Nathaniel Jeske, PhD, Assistant Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center of Antonio. Dr. Jeske will discuss, Arrestin Scaffolding in Nociceptor Neurobiology today, at 2:00 pm.
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NYU Oral Cancer Center hosts Andrew Sikora, MD, PhD for Head and Neck Cancer Seminar
New York, September 25, 2013

In conjunction with theNYU College of Dentistry, the NYU Oral Cancer Center andBluestone Center for Clinical Researchare pleased to welcome Andrew Sikora, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Head and Neck Translational Research, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr.
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Dr. Donna Albertson Joins NYU College of Dentistry as Oral Cancer Researcher
New York, September 17, 2013

Dr. Donna Albertson has been appointed a tenured professor of oral and maxillofacial Surgery and a member of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research (BCCR) faculty and the NYU Oral Cancer Center (NYU OCC) faculty at the NYU College of Dentistry (NYUCD); it was announced jointly by Dr. Charles N.
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Brian L. Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD, Featured Speaker at UNC School of Dentistry Pain Seminar Series
New York, September 11, 2013

NYU College of Dentistry's Dr. Brian L. Schmidt will be the featured speaker at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry this Friday, September 13th. Dr. Schmidt is the director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research and NYU Oral Cancer Center and is a professor in the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
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The Mayday Fund Announces 2013-14 Winners of the Mayday Pain & Society Fellowship
New York, September 3, 2013

New York College of Dentistry's Brian L. Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD named Mayday Pain Society FellowThe Mayday Fund today announced the selection of six experts in pain management to be Fellows of The Mayday Pain Society Fellowship, including Brian L.
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NYU Oral Cancer Center Investigators Set the Standard for Detection of Malignant and Premalignant Oral Lesions.
New York, August 7, 2013

New publication emphasizes health care providers can save lives with early detection.NYU Oral Cancer Center investigators, A.
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Donna G. Albertson, PhD, Featured Speaker at NYU Cancer Institute Research Seminar Series
New York, June 17, 2013

TheNYU Oral Cancer CenterandNYU Cancer Instituteare pleased to welcome Donna G. Albertson, PhD to theNYU Langone Medical Center, this Wednesday, June 19. Dr.
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Bluestone Welcomes Claudia Hirawat, President of PTC Therapeutics, May 21st
New York, May 15, 2013

The Bluestone Center for Clinical Research is pleased to welcome Claudia Hirawat, President of PTC Therapeutics, to the NYU College of Dentistry, Tuesday, May 21st.Cludia Hirawat joined PTC Therapeutics in 2000.
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Bluestone Welcomes Dr. Samit Hirawat, Senior Vice President, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, May 21st
New York, May 15, 2013

The Bluestone Center for Clinical Research is pleased to welcome Dr. Samit Hirawat, Senior Vice President, Global Program Head,Novartis Pharmaceuticals to the NYU College of Dentistry Tuesday, May 21st.Samit Hirawat, M.D.
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Bluestone and NYU Oral Cancer Center Director Brian Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD to deliver Blair Hesketh Memorial Lecture, Friday, April 26
New York, April 24, 2013

Bluestone Center for Clinical Research and NYU Oral Cancer Center Director Dr. Brian Schmidt will deliver the Blair Hesketh Memorial Lecture at the annual meeting of the British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists, this Friday, April 26th. Dr.
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Dr. Chi Tonglien Viet Awarded Best Resident Basic Science Paper by the American Head and Neck Society
New York, April 4, 2013

Dr. Chi Tonglien Viet, an investigator at the NYU College of Dentistry, has received an award for the Best Resident Basic Science Paper by the American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) for her manuscript, Decitabine and Cisplatin Combination Therapy For Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Dr.
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The Potential of Psilocybin to Alleviate Psychological and Spiritual Distress in Cancer Patients is Revealed
New York, January 30, 2013

NYU Bluestone Investigator, Anthony P. Bossis, Contributes Chapter to Psychological Aspects of CancerImprovements in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers in recent years have led to a marked increase in patients physical survival rates.
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Dr. Chi Tonglien Viet Receives Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation Grant to Study Head and Neck Cancer Pain
New York, January 10, 2013

Dr.
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$ 8 Million NIH Grant Supports Collaborative Study on Outcomes from High Dose Radiation Therapy
New York, December 11, 2012

The NYU College of Dentistrys Bluestone Center for Clinical Research is one of five institutions sharing an $8.15 million grant to examine treatment outcomes in head and neck cancer patients receiving high-dose radiation therapy. As a site investigator, Bluestone Director Dr. Brian L.
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NIH Grant Awarded to Collaborative Research Group to Identify Oral Cancer Biomarkers
New York, December 7, 2012

The Bluestone Center for Clinical Research at the NYU College of Dentistry is one of four institutions participating in a project to identify biomarkers of oral cancer metastasis.
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Bluestone's Dr. Brian Schmidt and BBRI's Dr. Markus Hardt Share NIH grant to Collaborate with Informationists
New York, November 29, 2012

NYU College of Dentistrys Dr. Brian L. Schmidt and Boston Biomedical Research Institutes Dr.
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Dr. Brian L. Schmidt will be the featured speaker at the Greater New York Dental Meeting on Monday, November 26th
New York, November 26, 2012

Dr. Brian L. Schmidt, Director of the NYU College of Dentistrys Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, will be the featured speaker at the Greater New York Dental Meeting this evening. Dr. Schmidt will present, Understanding Oral Cancer after Completion of the Human Genome Project.
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Dr Stephanie Corby-Nunes presents poster:The Use of Decompression in the Management of Keratocystic Odontogenic Tumor
New York, November 26, 2012

Dr Stephanie Coryby-Nunes presents poster, The Use of Decompression in the Management of Keratocystic Odontogenic Tumor at Greater NY Dental Meeting.Dr. Stephanie Nuns is a clinical research fellow at the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research working with Dr.
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Bluestone Scientists publish on the cover of The Journal of Neuroscience
New York, November 25, 2012

An article by by Drs. David K. Lam and Brian L. Schmidt of the NYU College of Dentistrys Bluestone Center for Clinical Research made the cover of the October 10, 2012, issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. Dr. David Lam is a post-doctoral fellow at UCSF. Dr. Dongmin Dang, Jianan Zhang, and Dr. John C.
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Bluestone Visiting Scholar Appointed Professorship in Brazil
New York, August 20, 2012

Bluestone Center for Clinical Research is pleased to announce the faculty appointment of Dr. Daniel Bernab to the Department of Pathology and Clinical Propedeutics at So Paulo State University (UNESP), Araatuba School of Dentistry in So Paulo, Brazil.Dr.
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