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DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health expands UW research efforts

Dean James Johnson of the UW School of Dentistry has announced the official launch of the Timothy A. DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health. The newly renamed DeRouen Center honors Dr. DeRouen’s landmark achievements in oral health and extensive contributions to the school. Dr. Ana Lucia Seminario, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry and Adjunct Faculty of Global Health, will direct the DeRouen Center with Dr. DeRouen remaining as chair of the board of directors. The DeRouen Center’s current line of research focuses on sites in Peru, Kenya, and Thailand, in projects ranging from studying the correlations between oral health and systemic disease to the impact of oral health among pregnant women.
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Dr. DeRouen at microphone
Peru

Population Health Initiative grant awarded

The Timothy A. DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health is one of five recipients of the UW Population Health Initiative Grant, which is awarded to pilot research projects to advance the health, community strength, and future development of populations. The DeRouen Center will collaborate with the UW schools and departments of landscape architecture, nursing, engineering, epidemiology, and global health to develop InterACTION Labs, an interdisciplinary built environment-community health program that will work with residents of the Claverito community in Iquitos, one of Peru’s five largest cities.
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Sunstar award supports Kenyan HIV project

Dr. Ana Lucia Seminario is the recipient of the 2017 Sunstar Americas, Inc. Research Prevention in Oral Health Award for her team’s research proposal titled “Integrating oral health into the pediatric HIV care continuum: Baseline data of oral and systemic inflammation”. This award will provide a $25,000 grant to support the research project, which seeks to find the association between oral health manifestations in Kenyan children with HIV to advocate for an oral health program in Kenya.
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Dr. Seminariio with three clinicians
3 students with awards

DeRouen Center team members honored

UW dental students Marcus Hwang and Jessica Latimer, who are serving on projects for the Timothy A. DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health, have been recognized for their exceptional academic achievement and community service.
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Past Events

Calibration on Pediatric Oral Manifestations of HIV in Kenya

University of Nairobi – University of Washington

Awarded by Global Innovation Fund – 2015

6th International Workshop on Clinical Research Methods in Oral Health

Chiang Rai, Thailand

Funded by Fogarty International Center – NIH – 2016