Sunday, July 6, 2014

Research Funding

In my book, I try and answer the question, "which is the best dental school"?  Of course, there is no one right answer.  For any one person, there may be several schools that meet the criteria.  Among the things to look for is the amount of research finding.  This year, my Alma Mater, the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, now called the UAB School of Dentistry, is ranked #1 in the total amount of funding from the National Institute of Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health.*   These and other sources of funding can attract high calibre faculty and is generally an indication of the academic strength of the institution.  So, when selecting among dental schools, check out their amount of research funding.

*"UAB Dentistry", Summer 2014, page 2.

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