Through a collaboration with the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and its CTSA program, the National Institute of Craniofacial Research has awarded mentored career development awards to five junior investigators from across the nation who are conducting research in oral, dental, and craniofacial disease and prevention.
Bo Yu, an assistant professor in the UCLA School of Dentistry, one of the scholars to receive an award, is working to develop and test a treatment for periodontitis. He was recently spotlighted in an article by NCATS.
"Receiving this award has been an eye-opening experience. My mentoring team has rich experience in basic science, public health, and bioengineering and provides the perspective I was not able to get from the dental school alone," Yu said.
"My involvement in the CTSA Program has led to a strong encouragement for a team science approach in the dental school and to forming more collaborations throughout campus," he added.
Go here to read the NCATS news article.