Ostrow-led multi-university research group awarded $12 million to develop tissue regeneration products

A multi-university research team led by the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC has been awarded $12 million in federal research funding to work on developing products that facilitate tissue regeneration.

The collaborative effort is called the C-DOCTOR consortium and includes institutions from California: the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and the USC School of Pharmacy. Outside of USC, the University of California-San Francisco, the University of California-Los Angeles, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of California-Davis, the University of California-San Diego, Stanford University and the City of Hope. The $12 million award is from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) and originates from the Institute’s competition for researchers to develop safe and effective clinical strategies for dental, oral and craniofacial tissue regeneration.

Dr. Yang Chai, Ostrow’s Associate Dean of Research is one of the study’s principal investigators, as well as Ostrow’s Dr. Mark Urata and USC Viterbi’s Dr. Yong Chen. Dr. Bridget Samuels of Ostrow is the senior research coordinator.

For the full article on Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC’s website, see: http://dentistry.usc.edu/2017/03/07/ostrow-led-multi-university-research-group-awarded-12-million-establish-tissue-regeneration-center