Center for the Biologic Basis of Oral/Systemic Diseases
The A/E Core has continued to provide support for the junior Pis to develop within the research
infrastructure of the COBRE cePiter. The A/EC provides various tools for grant and manuscript
preparation, as well as direct support for grants management within the context of the COBRE
award. In addition to the routine meetings between the junior PI and senior mentors, the A/EC
organizes bimonthly meetings ofthe entire COBRE faculty. At each of these meetings, general
information is provided on the COBRE activities, specific funding solicitations are presented and
discussed, and 1 of the junior Pis presents an update on their project. We anticipate that as we
move into the 08 year, some of these meetings would also enlist some ofthe senior mentors to
present interesting aspects of the research activities that our outside the scope of the COBRE
project, but would be of interest to the junior Pis in the academic development.
The COBRE continues to support a seminar series in collaboration with the UK College of
Dentistry and the Kentucky Chapter ofthe American Association of Dental Research. These
seminars have engaged researchers ranging from basic (Dr. Gil Diamond, UMDNJ; Dr, Richard
Lamont, Univ. of Louisville) to clinical and translational (Dr. Sarandeep Huja, Ohio State) research.
We will continue this series over year 08 ofthe center.