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Center for Oral Health Research (COHR) Membership Guidelines

I. Memberships.  COHR membership will be made on the basis of the outstanding quality and relevance of the research program of the prospective faculty member. There are two specific requirements for COHR membership:

  • Evidence of oral health, craniofacial, or oral pathobiology-related research or clinical interests
  • Active participation in Center Programs, including the monthly COHR Enrichment Meetings, the bi-weekly Oral Health Sciences Seminar Series, the bi-weekly Oral Health Sciences Journal Club, and the annual James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine Scholars Day

II. Rank. COHR memberships will be classified by the following two ranks:

  • Member: Faculty at MUSC or other institutions
  • Associated Member: Non-faculty personnel, including postdoctoral fellows, technicians, pre-doctoral students, residents, and staff 

III. Application Process. The following documents are required for the initial application:

  • A CV or NIH formatted biosketch (new 5-page format)
  • A brief summary of current and/or future oral health-related research/clinical activities, including a description of how you plan to use the COHR facilities and potential collaborations with other COHR members
  • A description of how you will specifically participate in COHR Programs 

The Membership Committee, appointed by the Center Director, reviews the application materials, and provides recommendations to the Center Director. If the application is approved, the individual will receive a letter from the Center Director stating their acceptance as a COHR member.

IV. Continuation of Membership. COHR membership will be reviewed every three years and continuation of membership will be determined by:

  • Past evidence of participation in COHR programmatic activities
  • Submission of an updated NIH biosketch that demonstrates continued interest in oral health, craniofacial, or oral pathobiology-related research or clinical interests
  • Receipt of annually-updated COHR-related publications and grant support information 

V. Privileges of Membership. The following privileges are available to COHR members:

  • Use of facility and equipment in the COHR, including C-Core (Clinical Core), L-Core (Laboratory Core), and G-Core (Gnotobiotic Animal Core)
  • Facility usage fees will be partially subsidized by the COHR and Institution
  • Participation in all aspects of the COHR Programs, including the monthly COHR Enrichment meetings, the bi-weekly Oral Health Sciences Seminar Series, the bi-weekly Oral Health Sciences Journal Club, and the annual James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine Scholars Day

Click here to complete the COHR Membership Survey.

For information on COHR membership, please contact:

Hong Yu, MD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Oral Health Sciences
Room 230A, Basic Sciences Building
173 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC  29425
yuho@musc.edu

 

 

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