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Release: June 25, 1999

Two UI dentistry professors receive NATO grant

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Two University of Iowa College of Dentistry faculty have received a grant to collaborate with researchers from NATO countries in Eastern Europe.

Christopher Squier, Ph.D., D.Sc., professor, and Philip Wertz, Ph.D., professor, will use the two-year, $15,000 NATO Collaborative Linkage Grant to work with colleagues at universities in Hungary and Turkey.

The researchers will focus on the development of therapeutic agents to treat mucositis, an inflammatory and ulcerative condition of the oral mucosa that is a side effect of many anti-cancer therapies.

Both Squier and Wertz conduct research at the College's Dows Institute for Dental Research. Squier also serves as associate dean for research at the college.