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John Updegraff awarded NIDCR grant to improve oral health

Posted Apr. 16, 2010

Dr. John Updegraff (PI), associate professor of social and health psychology, was awarded a grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research for a project titled "Message Framing for Oral Health in a Diverse Longitudinal Sample of Americans". This 2-year project will develop communication strategies to promote adherence to oral health behaviors, and to help reduce ethnic disparities in oral health.

More information on Dr. Updegraff's research can be found on the Self, Health and Emotion Lab webpage.