SUNY Buffalo Receives $4 Million NIH Grant

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Published June 19, 2014

University at Buffalo SUNY School of Public Health researchers have received an interdisciplinary bioinformatics grant of $3,986,404 from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health to conduct a prospective study of the oral microbiome and periodontitis in postmenopausal women. To our knowledge, there is no prospective epidemiologic study as large and rich with available data resources that can address the cutting-edge questions we propose here on the oral microbiome and its relationship to periodontitis in postmenopausal women,” stated Jean Wactawski-Wende, PhD, professor, epidemiology and environmental health.