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 T-COHR

  Training in Craniofacial and Oral Health Research (T-COHR)

T-COHR is an integrated research training program based in the College of Dental Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Our mission is to offer mentored research training opportunities at the interface of oral health, craniofacial biology and bioengineering. T-COHR provides strong curriculum and thematic research experiences in an integrative framework that emphasizes mentoring, scientific advancement, academic career development, grantsmanship, and productivity. The primary components of T-COHR are:

  1. The Dental Scientist Training Program (DSTP), 1 of 14 NIDCR-funded research training programs offering a consolidated DMD/PhD degree pathway;
  2. Predoctoral research training leading to the PhD degree in Biomedical Sciences or Bioengineering with applications to oral health sciences; and
  3. Postdoctoral research training for dentist-scientists and/or non-clinician PhD scientists in basic, translational or bioengineering sciences important to dental, oral or craniofacial health.

T-COHR is an integral part of the Center for Oral Health Research (COHR), a University Center of Research Excellence in the College of Dental Medicine that engages faculty and trainees in other disciplines and departments in the Colleges of Medicine, Graduate Studies, Nursing, Pharmacy and Dental Medicine at MUSC, the Department of Bioengineering at Clemson University, and the Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC.

Program Director
Michael J. Kern, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina
Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology, BSB 638A
MSC 508
173 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425

E-Mail: kernmj@musc.edu
Phone: (843) 792-1774

Program Co-Director
Caroline Westwater, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina
Oral Health Sciences, BSB 230E
MSC 507
173 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425

E-Mail: westwatc@musc.edu
Phone: (843) 792-7703