Student Research at CDM

The goal of the CDM student research training program is to encourage and support students who wish to participate in research during their predoctoral or postdoctoral specialty training, and to encourage the consideration of research related careers. CDM believes that research training during dental school provides many benefits, including an appreciation for the process of discovery, a sharpening of the knowledge and skills needed to read and interpret new findings that may be incorporated into clinical care decisions, and the introduction to a potential career in academic dentistry. CDM has a long-standing tradition of offering faculty-mentored clinical and basic science research opportunities to students within the dental school and collaboration with other schools and institutions, including Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Mailman School of Public Health, the School of Nursing, and the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Students can contact faculty directly or fill out this request form for research opportunities. Please direct any questions to Dr. Chang Lee, the director of Research Administration. Requests are reviewed monthly to determine the availability of research positions and facilitate the communication between students and faculty.