The MOST Program prepares students and postdoctoral fellows to shape the future of oral health research and clinical care. MOST fellows work with world-class faculty, use cutting-edge technology and explore new directions from the bench to the bedside.

The MOST Program is located on UIC's West Campus, at the heart of a major medical research center and just minutes from downtown Chicago. Our location gives us easy access to a diverse range of cutting-edge research, a diverse patient population and, when we're not working, everything that Chicago has to offer: miles of open lakefront, great culture, dining and sports.

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Director: Dr. Luisa DiPietro, PhD, DDS

In addition to serving as director or the MOST Program, Dr. DiPietro is a Professor of Periodontics in the College of Dentistry, the Director of the Center for Wound Healing Tissue Regeneration and the Associate Vice Chancellor of Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


phone: (312) 355 - 0432


Co-Director: Dr. Anne George, PhD

Dr. George is the endowed Allen G. Brodie Professor in the Department of Oral Biology in the UIC College of Dentistry.


phone: (312) 413 - 0738


Director, MOST Summer Program: Dr. Ana Bedran-Russo, PhD, DDS

Dr. Bedran-Russo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry in the UIC College of Dentistry. She directs the MOST in the Summer Program for undergradate students.


phone: (312) 413 - 9581


Assistant Program Director: Katherine Long


phone: (312) 996 - 3465


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