Research Education in Oral Health Sciences (REOHS) Program

research education in oral health sciences

2024 Application Opens Soon

Application deadline: February 2, 2024

The 9-week Research Education in Oral Health Sciences program has two goals:

  1. Encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to pursue further studies or careers in research;
  2. Increase representation in the oral health sciences.

Housed in NYU Dentistry’s research labs and facilities, REOHS will provide an immersive summer experience through research, professional and educational workshops, and faculty and peer mentorship.

Program Offerings

  • Direct match with faculty research mentors at NYU Dentistry
  • Classroom instruction in general research content, the responsible conduct of research, principles of translational research and introduction to clinical dentistry
  • Hands-on research experience
  • Individualized learning and career development opportunities
  • Peer mentorship from current dental students
  • Campus housing for select students
  • Stipend
  • Poster presentation

Eligibility Requirements

Newly graduated high school students (class of 2023 or 2024) or current undergraduate students from:

  • Disadvantaged backgrounds (eg, Pell Grant eligible, first-generation college students)
  • Underrepresented race/ethnicities in the health professions:
    • African American
    • Hispanic/Latin-x
    • Native American
    • Pacific Islander

Required Application Materials

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • One Recommendation Letter
  • Personal Statement (written and one-minute recorded video)

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement & Safety Measures

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NYU has in place ongoing public health measures and requirements to ensure the safety of all University community members. As enrolled students in a summer program, all REOHS Program students coming to campus in person or participating in any in-person University-sponsored activities (whether on or off campus) must adhere to University guidelines and policies.   

Below are highlights of these policies as of December 2023. More information, including updates as the pandemic evolves, can be found on the NYU COVID-19 Information website.  Students will also receive COVID-19-related information via NYU email and at their program orientation.

Vaccination Requirement

All program participants are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted with an FDA-authorized or WHO-listed vaccine and submit vaccination records to the NYU Dentistry Health Screening Unit before the start of their program. 


For more information, please contact

The REOHS program is funded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH): R25DE032528 (2022-2027); MPI, Lorel E. Burns, DDS, MS and Rodrigo Lacruz, PhD.