Postmenopausal Women, Hypertension, Periodontal Disease, Oral Microbiome Fellowship

This study examines associations among subgingival microbiota, personal characteristics, and periodontal disease presence, severity and progression in postmenopausal women.

Title: Fellowship for Joshua Gordon: Epidemiologic Evaluation of Risk Factors for Hypertension in Postmenopausal Women: Periodontal Disease, the Oral Microbiome and Systemic Inflammation

Principal Investigator: Jean Wactawski-Wende, PhD

Funding Agency: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Period: 03/18/16 - 03/17/20

Abstract: Funding from the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD or Other Dual-Doctoral Degree Fellowship (Parent F30). The purpose of this fellowship is to enhance the integrated research and clinical training of promising predoctoral students, who are matriculated in a combined MD/PhD or other dual-doctoral degree training program, and who intend careers as physician-scientists or other clinician-scientists. Jean Wactawski-Wende, PhD, is the mentor for this fellowship.