COHRI — Dental Schools’ Gateway to Clinical Research

During the 2014 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition which was held in San Antonio, TX, I had a chance to talk to Dr. Paul Stark, Professor and Director of Advanced and Graduate Education at Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Stark chairs the COHRI Board of Directors and explained during the interview what COHRI is all about and its vision, linking resources for better research and patient care. He explained that COHRI tries to create, standardize and integrate data using electronic health records; cooperate with other health related institutions to share data; improve informatics utilization in dental education, health care, and research; work together as a consortium to develop research projects to promote evidence based dentistry; and define and facilitate the implementation of best practices and standards of care.
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If you are interested in learning more about COHRI or how your institution can join the consortium please contact Dr. Paul Stark at Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine.

COHRI BigMouth Dental Data Repository

During the 2014 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition which was held in San Antonio, TX, I had a chance to talk to Dr. Muhammad Walji, Associate Professor at the Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences and Associate Dean for Technology Services & Informatics at the School of Dentistry, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He explained the purpose and structure of the COHRI BigMouth Dental Data Repository which houses 1.2 million oral health records. Dr. Walji also described the data governance and what advantages faculty and students from participating schools can derive for their clinical research needs and outcomes analysis.

Please watch the interview:

If you are interested in learning more about BigMouth or how your institution can contribute please contact Dr. Muhammad Walji at the School of Dentistry, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Heiko
Associate Dean, Office of Faculty Development and Information Management
Associate Professor, Dental Public Health, Center for Dental Informatics
School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
http://researchgateway.ctsi.pitt.edu/dvprofiles/hspallek