T-COHR is an integrated research training program based in the Center for Oral Health Research (COHR), a University Center of Research Excellence in the College of Dental Medicine. The program engages faculty and trainees in other disciplines and departments in the Colleges of Medicine, Graduate Studies, Nursing, Pharmacy and Dental Medicine at MUSC, the Department of Bioengineering at Clemson University, and the Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC.
Our mission is to offer mentored research training opportunities at the interface of oral health, craniofacial biology and bioengineering. T-COHR provides strong curriculum and thematic research experiences in an integrative framework that emphasizes mentoring, scientific advancement, academic career development, craftsmanship, and productivity.
The primary components of T-COHR are:
- The Dental Scientist Training Program (DSTP), 1 of 14 NIDCR-funded research training programs offering a consolidated DMD/PhD degree pathway.
- Predoctoral research training leading to a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Sciences or Bioengineering with applications to oral health sciences and
- Postdoctoral research training for dentist-scientists and/or non-clinician Ph.D. scientists in basic, translational or bioengineering sciences important to dental, oral or craniofacial health.