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AAO Foundation Award Final Report
Faculty development: AAOF Eugene E. West Memorial Fellowship The award was used to supplement my salary. Activities during the award period:
GRANT SUPPORT:

1. Role of sclerostin in tooth-extraction-induce alveolar bone resorption Principal investigator: S. Premaraj, BDS, MS, PhD, Funding: University of Nebraska Medical center, seed grant, $5000, July 2010 2. Differential expression of chemokines in PDL cel s subjected to mechanical loading, Principal investigator: S. Premaraj, BDS, MS, PhD, Funding: University of Nebraska Medical center student summer research fellowship, $2250, April 2011 3. Differential expression of chemokines in compression and tension sides during experimental orthodontic tooth movement, Principal investigator: S. Premaraj, BDS, MS, PhD, Funding: University of Nebraska Medical center student summer research fellowship, $2250, April 2011 1. Experimental and numerical investigation of vascular remodel ing to reveal basic mechanisms of restenosis, UNL life sciences Competitive grant program: Enhancing interdisciplinary teams in life sciences, Submitted: March 2011, Amount: $ 180450, Role: Co-PI (PI: Linxia Gu) MENTORSHIP: MASTERS STUDENT, THESIS ADVISOR 1. MS Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area, Dr. Isabela Souza, DDS, Dept. of Oral Biology, Molecular biology of mechanotransduction of orthodontic loading, Degree awarded 8/2010 2. MS Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area, Dr. Fouy Chau, DMD, Section of Orthodontics, Role of sclerostin in tooth extraction-induced alveolar bone resorption, Degree expected 12/2011 3. MS Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area, Dr. Vivian Luong, DMD, Section of Orthodontics, Degree expected 12/2012 4. MS Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area, Dr. Tram Nguyen, DDS, Section of Orthodontics, Degree expected 12/2012 C:\Documents and Settings\jbgriffin\Desktop\Local work\Clients\aaofoundation.net\June 20 2011\Premaraj - Final Report- 2010-2011.doc MASTERS STUDENT, THESIS COMMITTEE MEMBER 1. MS Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area, Dr. Mark George, DDS, Section of Orthodontics, Effect of Intra-articular Injection of Simvastatin on TMJ inflammation, Degree expected 12/2011 1. Conrad Parks, Mechanisms of Strain-Induced phosphorylation of GSK-3β in Periodontal ligament cel s, 7/2010- 3/2011 2. Lori Petersen, Mechanisms of Mechanical strain-induced upregulation of Cx43 expression in periodontal ligament cells, 7/2010 – 3/2011 3. Tami Luebke, Differential expression of chemokines in PDL cells subjected to mechanical loading, 4/2011- present 4. Kel y Russell, Differential expression of chemokines in compression and tension sides during experimental orthodontic tooth movement, 4/2011- present
TEACHING:
ORT 576 Ortho Concepts:

ADMINISTRATION:
Program Director, 03/2009 - present
SERVICE:
A. College and University Committees:
1. Research Committee, Col ege of Dentistry 2. Teaching and Faculty development committee, Col ege of Dentistry 3. University Dental Associates board 4. Admissions Committee, Postdoctoral residency in orthodontics, UNMC B. Professional Societies, Reviews and Consultations:
1. President, Nebraska Society of Orthodontists 2010-2011 2. Education Committee, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association 3. Reviewer of abstracts and manuscripts, Midwest Student Biomedical 4. Ad hoc reviewer- Bone, Journal of Dental research, The Cleft palate- 5. Judge, Research presentations, Midwest Student Biomedical 6. Judge, IADR Sarnat Craniofacial biology award competition C:\Documents and Settings\jbgriffin\Desktop\Local work\Clients\aaofoundation.net\June 20 2011\Premaraj - Final Report- 2010-2011.doc INVITED PRESENTATIONS AND CONTINUING EDUCATION:
1. Introduction to Orthodontics, Summer Medical and Dental Education
program (SMDEP), University of Nebraska Medical Center, June 11, 2010. 2. Maximizing Smile Esthetics: An Interdisciplinary Approach, 32nd Asia
Pacific Dental Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 12-16, 2010. 3. Molecular mechanisms of tooth movement: Emerging concepts, Rising
Stars in Orthodontics, 110th Annual sessions of American Association of Orthodontists, Washington, DC, USA. May 2, 2010. 4. Dentofacial treatment planning, Continuing Education presented to the
members of Sri Lanka Orthodontic Society, Colombo, Sri Lanka, December 31, 2010. 1. Premaraj. S, I. Souza, T. Premaraj, Mechanical loading activates beta-
catenin signaling in periodontal ligament cel s, The Angle Orthodontist,
2011 (epub)
1. S. Premaraj, I. Souza, T. Premaraj, Nitric Oxide Mediates Mechanical loading-induced beta-catenin signaling in PDL cel s, J Dent Res., 90 (Spec 2. C. Parks, J. Shin, T. Premaraj, S. Premaraj, FAK Regulates Activation of Beta-Catenin Signaling in Compressed PDL Cells, J Dent Res., 90 (Spec Iss A): 3651, 2011 3. L. Petersen, J. Shin, T. Premaraj, S. Premaraj, PGE2 mediates mechanical loading-induced up-regulation of Cx43 in PDL cells, J Dent Res., 90 (Spec Iss A): 3646, 2011 4. J. Stengle, L. Tal uri, I. Souza, T. Premaraj, and S. Premaraj, Prostaglandin E2 Activates Beta-Catenin Signaling In Periodontal Ligament (PDL) Cel s, J Dent Res., 89 (Spec Iss B): 3748, 2010. 5. S. Premaraj, I. Souza, M. Tal uri, M. Guerrero, J. Barta, T. Premaraj: Mechanical strain activates beta-catenin signaling in periodontal ligament cel s, J. Dent. Res 89 (Spec Iss A), 2010. C:\Documents and Settings\jbgriffin\Desktop\Local work\Clients\aaofoundation.net\June 20 2011\Premaraj - Final Report- 2010-2011.doc

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