NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

College of Dental Medicine 517 Predoctoral Research Program Students showing exceptional performance in basic sciences, laboratory, and clinical dentistry may be eligible to participate in the Predoctoral Research Program. Under the supervision of faculty members, these students will gain familiarity with the scientific method and engage in laboratory and clinical research. Predoctoral students seeking research opportunities should follow the guidelines of the Predoctoral Student Research Committee (PSRC) guidelines listed below. Opportunities exist for predoctoral students to perform or participate in research at CDM. Students can perform independent research or participate in ongoing faculty or postgraduate student research. The following are guidelines or criteria to be followed: • The earliest predoctoral students can participate in research is the winter semester of DMD I. • A student must be in good standing; maintain a minimum average grade of B (80); and have a clear, non-grade- issue record. • A student must be under the guidance of a faculty adviser at Nova Southeastern University who is experienced in the field of research the student is interested in. • A student must be trained and certified in the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Course in the Protection of Human Subjects. • A student involved in independent research, assisting postgraduate residents, or ongoing faculty research projects must submit an application for eligibility andmust have PSRC approval. Predoctoral Honors Peer Tutoring Students with exceptional academic records may be eligible to offer peer tutoring assistance to predoctoral students in need of academic assistance. Peer tutors will receive transcript credit and an hourly wage for their time. Predoctoral Honors Clinical Participation Program Students with exceptional academic records may be eligible for special clinical experiences in the third and fourth years of predoctoral study in endodontics, oral surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, and restorative dentistry. Selection of such participants will be at the discretion of the department chairperson and the CDM Office of Academic Affairs. Research NSU’s College of Dental Medicine’s research vision is to provide an infrastructure that fosters innovation, development, advancement, and dissemination of oral and craniofacial health sciences knowledge and related fields to benefit society. The college’s research program strives to advance our academic growth and scientific reputation and presence through interdisciplinary research and the integration of basic, clinical, translational, public health, and educational research. The college strives to be a global leader in research and education by collaborating and sharing information with other units within the university and other university, federal, and private organizations, as well as by enhancing our facilities and recruiting distinguished faculty members. Its goal is to develop and sustain a research program of distinction by engaging faculty and staff members and students in research. Research efforts are directed towardmeeting the needs of the health sciences community, the underserved and special care populations, and the public at large. Current research at NSU’s College of Dental Medicine is focused around biomaterials, craniofacial anomalies and biology, evaluation of emerging therapeutics, regenerative medicine bioscience, epidemiology, and health services. The college has full-time research faculty members with degrees that include D.D.S./D.M.D., Ph.D.s, as well as basic science Ph.D.s. The international experience and reputation of the college’s faculty members and the opportunities for research exchange add strength and diversity to the research program.

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