DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health


May 23, 2022

DeRouen Center Team Travels to Kenya for D71 Grant


In February 2022, the University of Washington (UW) Timothy A. DeRouen Center team travelled to Kenya as part of our National Institute of Health’s D71 Grant entitled “TABASAMU: A multidisciplinary collaboration on building up research capacity in oral health and HIV/AIDS.”

Children and adolescents living with HIV have poorer oral health-related quality of life

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Children and adolescents living with HIV (CALHIV) have a higher risk of oral tissue diseases than those without HIV. Increasing awareness regarding the need to integrate oral health within medical care among pediatric HIV populations is crucial.

April 21, 2022

The challenges of oral health in the United States

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A 2021 report by the U.S. National Institutes of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services entitled “Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges” examines the current state of oral health in the United States, and the progress that has been made over the past twenty years.

Refugee displacement and public health systems

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The war currently raging in Ukraine has created one of the largest refugee crises in modern history, according to the latest data from the Pew Research Center.

March 24, 2022

NIH awards the UW DeRouen Center an R56 grant


Despite successful antiretroviral therapy (ART), dental caries and periodontal disease remain more prevalent in persons with HIV (PWHIV) than those without HIV.

Children from under-resourced communities are at high risk for oral disease

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Oral diseases are among the most prevalent non-communicable diseases worldwide, disproportionally affecting vulnerable populations.

February 25, 2022

Vocational Scholarships at Khon Kaen University

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Recently, the Faculty of Dentistry from Khon Kaen University were selected by the Education Equality Fund (EEF) to participate in the project, “Advanced Vocational Innovation Scholarships” to promote and support 30 underprivileged youth to study in the Dental Assistant Certificate Program, a one-year course certified by the Dental Council.

D43 Training Grant 2022 – KKU

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The School of Dentistry at Khon Kaen University, led by Dr. Waranuch Pitiphat, has been awarded a D43 training grant to sustainably strengthen the oral health research capacity among Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) in Southeast Asia.

January 24, 2022

GIF Award Advances Research on Predicting Tooth Spacing among African-descent adolescents

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The DeRouen Center manuscript publishing class for junior researchers in Kenya is steadily moving forward, making strides in the publication process.

Kenya Biovax Institute paves way for vaccines

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The government of Kenya has established a company named Kenya Biovax Institute Ltd, in order to manufacture vaccines and other biologics within the country.

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