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NextGen Training Program


Clinical Research Scholars Program (CRSP)


Overview of the Training Program and Environment


The primary objective of the CRSP is to train a cadre of oral health scientists interested in academic careers that focus on conducting clinical and/or translational research in a multidisciplinary setting. The CRSP is recruiting well-qualified individuals with: a DDS/DMD or equivalent; a DDS/DMD who are currently beginning an advanced dental education program, a DDS/DMD who already possess a dental specialty certificate or MS degree, or individuals who have recently graduated with a DDS/DMD, advanced dental education certificate, or a PhD who seek to learn clinical research methods.

Fellows will learn how to interact with basic scientists and individuals from other disciplines in conducting clinical research. Applicants can choose to take one of two options:

For More Information, Contact:


Dr. Steven Offenbacher

Dr. Steven Offenbacher
Distinguished Professor
Department of Periodontology
Koury Oral Health Sciences Building, Room 3501F, CB# 7455
School of Dentistry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7455

Telephone: (919) 537-3205
Email: offenbas@dentistry.unc.edu