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HSC-BCD Stories - November 2008

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Student survey

New survey results show that HSC-BCD students prefer to use electronic technology to supplement, but not completely replace, their traditional classroom education.

$1 million grant

Dr. Jian “Jerry” Feng, professor in biomedical sciences, recently was awarded a $1.16 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to study a potential cause of abnormalities during bone and tooth formation.

Pathways seminar

Stem cell research was the latest presentation in the Department of Biomedical Sciences’ second year of its “Pathways to Excellence” seminar series.


Approximately 80 students, faculty members and local dentists attended the 2008 Brauman-Bell Alpha Omega Lectureship Sept. 16 to hear about a new dental care provider proposed by the American Dental Association to improve access to dental care.


The face and functionality of HSC-BCD intranet is changing as the college transitions to the new Luminis Platform by Sungard. The new myHSC portal, as it’s called, will allow individual customization to meet the needs of the dental school’s students, faculty and staff.

SECC Pumpkins

Employees showed their creativity – and some wild imagination – at the SECC Pumpkin Decorating Contest Oct. 30 in the college’s atrium.