Center for Dental Informatics: News

Seeking applicants for MS/PhD/postdoctoral positions in dental informatics (10/9/2011) (Position filled as of 2/2012): The Center for Dental Informatics is recruiting for its world-class training program.

Center for Dental Informatics recruits for Postdoctoral Associate position for data representation/ontology development (9/15/2011): NIH grant-funded position for electronic dental record projects available.

Center for Dental Informatics Shares Research Seminars on iTunes U (09/14/2011): The Center for Dental Informatics (CDI) will soon begin to distribute its seminars digitally on the University of Pittsburgh’s iTunesU site.

National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research Funds Research Project Involving Pittsburgh Dentists (3/11/2011): New project will examine the integration of evidence-based (EB) interventions among practicing dentists.


Center for Dental Informatics releases V. 1.0 of the Dental Information Model (12/22/10): The Dental Information Model project is designed to provide a blueprint for the content and structure of patient records in general dentistry.

Center for Dental Informatics to present research at AADR conference (12/22/10): The CDI is scheduled to present five posters, one symposium and one Lunch and Learning session at the annual meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (San Diego, CA, March 16-19, 2011).

Invent the future of informatics (9/13/10): Help shape the field of informatics in healthcare by training in the Biomedical Informatics Training Program at the University of Pittsburgh!

Center for Dental Informatics will present papers, workshops, panels and posters at two biomedical informatics conferences (9/13/10): Take a look at upcoming presentations at the American Medical Informatics Association 2010 Annual Symposium and the 1st ACM International Health Informatics Symposium in November, 2010.

University of Pittsburgh Center for Dental Informatics presents research at the 2010 AADR Annual Meeting (3/06/10): CDI recently presented the results of five research projects at the annual meeting of the American Association for Dental Research.

ACMI election (01/25/10): Titus Schleyer elected to the American College of Medical Informatics.


Dr. Thankam Thyvalikakath received K08 award for risk assessment of periodontal disease (9/15/09): New project will study effective methods to integrate decision support systems in general dental practice.


Postdoctoral Research Associate Position (11/12/08): The Center for Dental Informatics is currently recruiting for a postdoctoral position to help support its growing research initiatives.

New book: "Scientific collaboration on the Internet" coauthored by Titus Schleyer (11/12/08): Dr Schleyer contributed to a chapter on collaborating in biomedical research.

2008 RAAHPer of the Year (9/22/08): Jeannie Yuhaniak-Irwin, a third-year PhD student at the Department of Biomedical Informatics, recently was awarded the "2008 RAAHPer of the Year" by the NYU College of Dentistry. This award honors the individual who has made outstanding contributions to research activities within the NYU Oral Cancer Research for Adolescent and Adult Health Promotion (RAAHP) Center in the previous year.

Grant Award from the Office of the Provost's Advisory Council on the Instructional Excellence (4/11/08):The project, entitled "Quantitative Image Analysis Using Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended," will give biomedical researchers the ability to analyze quantitatively images derived from diverse lab equipment.


Department of Biomedical Informatics recruiting three postdoctoral associates (09/18/07): The Department of Biomedical Informatics is currently recruiting three postdoctoral associates in a variety of research areas, including dental informatics.


Center for Dental Informatics to Develop an Online Research Community (12/05/06): Over the next five years, the CDI will participate in the development of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) funded by an $83.5 million National Institutes of Health grant. The CDI will implement an online community for biomedical researchers at Pitt.

University of Pittsburgh Center for Dental Informatics presents research at AADR/ADEA conference (04/10/06): CDI recently presented the results of five research projects at the joint meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the American Dental Education Association in Orlando, FL.


National Library of Medicine Funds Dental Informatics Online Community (12/14/2005): The CDI has received a grant of $280,000 to establish an electronic, world-wide community of researchers and others interested in dental informatics.

Dental Informatics Fellow Receives CRSP Award (6/20/2005): Dr. Thyvalikakath was awarded a five-year NIH grant that provides in-depth research training.

UK Chief Dental Officer visits University of Pittsburgh School Of Dental Medicine (6/20/05): A team from the UK Department of Health visited the CDI to learn about dental informatics research.


Center for Dental Informatics organizes NIH-sponsored conference on dental informatics and dental research (06/20/02): The NIDCR and NLM have funded the Center to hold the first scientific conference on dental informatics worldwide.

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine establishes Center for Dental Informatics (02/12/02): Drs. Schleyer and Spallek, two internationally recognized experts in dental informatics, have founded the new Center dedicated to research and postgraduate education in dental informatics.