Office of Continuing Education 


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Faculty Development: Oral Health Seminar Series
TITLE: It is a jungle: survival skills of periodontal pathogens in the oral cavity

Limited Attendance - For All ULSD Faculty and Postdoctoral Students at No Charge. 
Pre-Registration is Mandatory

Course Director: Shuang Liang, Ph.D.

SPEAKER: Hansel M. Fletcher, Ph.D.

Event Date: Friday, October 25, 2013

LOCATION: University of Louisville School of Dentistry - 501 South Preston Street
Louisville, KY 

ROOM 125
: 12:00 PM
Course: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
(Limited Attendance: 25)

This series of 1-hour sessions examines basic biomedical /oral health research by faculty from the medical and dental schools, or invited speakers from other universities. The seminar series is attended by both ULSD Residents and Faculty.


At the completion of attending these sessions, the participant will be able to;

Understand the most current scientific knowledge in the biomedical topic areas.
• Understand novel experimental approaches used for biomedical discovery.
• Anticipate novel clinical treatments being developed for the future.
Outcome assessment: participants will be able to critically assess the biomedical basis for new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.

Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Oral Health Seminars meets the first Friday of most months during the fall and spring semesters (plus additional Friday meetings). Registration required per meeting.

About Shuang Liang, Ph.D.; Hansel M. Fletcher, Ph.D. 

Dr. Liang received his PhD in Immunology at the University of Louisville, and then trained at Washington University in St. Louis, and University of Louisville School of Dentistry. He is currently directing an oral immunology research laboratory. 

Dr. Fletcher completed his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology at Temple University. During 1990 - 1995, he has been a Research Associate at Virginia Commonwealth University. In 1995, Dr. Fletcher moved to Loma Linda University, where he was Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, before he holds the position of Professor and Assistant Dean of School of Medicine. He is an expert in the field of molecular mechanism(s) for virulence regulation in periodontitis pathogens, and the host-microbe interaction through the effects of these virulence factors. Over the years, he has attracted over 10 million dollars for research funding from NIH and produced over 100 publications.

Lecture: CEU(s) - 1

Education Method: Live Interactive Format

: 12:00 PM
Course: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

FEES Pre-Registration by
10/25/2013 11:30 AM
On-Site Registration NOT AVAILABLE
ULSD Faculty $0 $0

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