Collection Number: 40237

Collection Title: Dental Research Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1985-1997

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Size 9.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 6500 items)
Abstract The Dental Research Center was established in 1967 to coordinate the research activities of the School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Its creation was funded, in part, by a grant from the National Institutes of Health. By 2012, the center had be divided into three research entities: the North Carolina Oral Health Institute, the Center for Neurosensory Disorders, and the General and Oral Health Center. Records consist of materials related to grants received by faculty of the School of Dentistry's Dental Research Center. Included are grant proposals, applications, award notices, and documents from grant funding agencies. Many applications include letters of support, background research articles, correspondence, and proposed budgets.
Creator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dental Research Center.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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No usage restrictions.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Dental Research Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40237, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from the Dental Research Center in December 2001 and February 2002 (Records transfers 20011218.1 and 20020227.1).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The Dental Research Center was responsible for managing the research activities of the School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Its establishment was funded by a National Institutes of Health grant, with matching funds coming from donations collected by the North Carolina Dental Society and a contribution from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The center was dedicated on 15 October 1967. At the time of the center's construction, the School of Dentistry was named one of five regional research institutes in dental health research and remained a leader in the field throughout its history. In its first ten years, researchers at the center published 257 articles and 57 chapters in books. Staff at the center were also involved in the School of Dentistry's educational program, offering elective courses to students. In 2006, the School of Dentistry ranked third highest in the nation in National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research funding. By 2012, the Dental Research Center had been divided into three research entities: the North Carolina Oral Health Institute, the Center for Neurosensory Disorders, and the General and Oral Health Center.

Sources used in compiling this historical note include From Quonset Hut to Number One and Beyond: A History of the UNC School of Dentistry edited by Kermit Knudtzon and Clifton E. Crandell (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Dental Alumni Association, 1982).

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Records consist of materials related to grants received by faculty of the School of Dentistry's Dental Research Center. Included are grant proposals, applications, award notices, and documents from grant funding agencies. Many applications include letters of support, background research articles, correspondence, and proposed budgets.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Matthew Farrell, January 2012

Encoded by: Matthew Farrell, January 2012

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