School of Dental Medicine

Large Pitt-led Study Uncovers Complex Genetics Behind Earlobe Attachment

Through a partnership with genetics company 23andMe, Pitt public health and dental medicine researchers studied nearly 65,000 people to discover at least 49 genes underlying earlobe attachment.
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Research Suggests Genetic Links Between Disease Risks and Dental Formations

Abnormalities in dental development could indicate risk for ailments such as kidney disease, asthma and cancer, among others.
Britt Baker, a woman with long brown hair, wearing a white dentist's coat and a wrestling belt

Wrestling Dental Student Visits ‘Parts Unknown’

Britt Baker has won several wrestling championships. But this spring, she expects to claim an even bigger title: doctor of dental medicine. See her interview on "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" as the show explores eclectic corners of Pittsburgh, airing Oct. 22.

Colombia Visit Renews Ties, Grows Partnerships Between Universities

Exploring 21st-century global partnership opportunities while renewing bonds that date to 1948, the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC traveled to Colombia in May for a weeklong visit.