Warren Branch, D.D.S., a 1981 graduate of the Dental School, and his wife, Melissa, opened their home to host the Dental School’s first “Dialogue & Discoveries.” The event series showcases the work of some of the Health Science Center’s leading scientists and clinicians.
Alumni, faculty, staff and community leaders attended to hear Kenneth Hargreaves, D.D.S., Ph.D., professor and chair of endodontics, speak about his groundbreaking discoveries in pain management. Dr. Hargreaves’ research, which was published in the August edition of Pain, the journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain, is leading to the development of a variety of new pain inhibitors, including the first-ever gender-specific pain relievers, as well as treatments for chronic burn pain.
“Dr. Hargreaves research is just one example of the life-changing science that is transpiring at the Health Science Center,” Dr. Branch said. “I am proud to be an alumnus of the university’s world-class Dental School. I wanted to give back by helping bring the message of the outstanding talent, leadership and discovery that abounds at the school. We, as alumni, have a responsibility to be involved. We received the best dental education here. Now let’s do something about it.”
For more information about alumni leadership and giving opportunities in the Dental School, contact Sara Piety, director of development, at (210) 567-6536 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.