About Us

Multidisciplinary Oral Science Training Program

The MOST Program prepares students and postdoctoral fellows to shape the future of oral health research and clinical care. MOST fellows work with world-class faculty, use cutting-edge technology and explore new directions from the bench to the bedside.

The MOST Program is located on UIC’s West Campus, at the heart of a major medical research center and just minutes from downtown Chicago. Our location gives us easy access to a diverse range of cutting-edge research, a diverse patient population and, when we’re not working, everything that Chicago has to offer: miles of open lakefront, great culture, dining and sports.

The MOST Program is funded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

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If you have a question about any of our programs, please send us an email.

Program Leadership

Director, MOST Summer Program: Dr. Ana Bedran-Russo, PhD, DDS

Dr. Bedran-Russo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry in the UIC College of Dentistry.  She also serves as Director of Applied Dental Materials and Interfaces at the College of Dentistry and President of the International Association for Dental Research Dental Materials Group.

email: bedran@uic.edu; phone: (312) 413 – 9581

Co-Director: Dr. Anne George, PhD

Dr. George is the endowed Allen G. Brodie Professor in the Department of Oral Biology in the UIC College of Dentistry.

email: anneg@uic.edu; phone: (312) 413 – 0738

Senior Advisor and Director of Career Development: Luisa DiPietro, PhD, DDS

Dr. DiPietro is a Professor in the Department of Periodontics in the UIC College of Dentistry. She also holds the position of Director of the Center for Wound Repair & Regeneration and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research.
email: ldipiet@uic.edu; phone: (312) 355 – 0432

Assistant Program Director: Katherine Long

email: longka@uic.edu; phone: (312) 996 – 1018