Research, along with Education and Patient Care, is one of the three pillars of the mission of College of Dental Medicine at Columbia University. The College has a long-standing and rich history for knowledge discovery.
Faculty members of the College of Dental Medicine have active research programs in several thematic areas including Health Policy and Services Research, Epidemiology of Oral Diseases, Systemic and Oral Disease Interactions, Connective Tissue Bone, and Stem Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering, and Clinical Research. These research programs are supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as well as other funding agencies and industry sources. Faculty members collaborate broadly with colleagues at Columbia University and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mailman School of Public Health, School of Nursing and Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, as well as with colleagues worldwide. Translational Research is an important component, in additional to basic discoveries. Technology development and transfer is supported by Columbia Technology Ventures.
Student research is an integral component of knowledge discovery. Jarvie Society is College of Dental Medicine’s student research society, and was after Dr. William Jarvie, one of the founders of the school. The College of Dental Medicine offers multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research projects for predoctoral and postdoctoral students.