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The Diabetes Department at BMC is engaged in a number of research studies, some sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry. These studies aim to help develop more effective treatment and management options for patients with diabetes. If you are interested in participating in one or more of these studies, please call 617.638.3175 for more information.

Nutrition Research Studies

We are engaged in several studies examining the interrelationship between nutrition and diabetes. Please contact Sherman Bigornia at sherman.bigornia@bmc.org or call 617.414.6284 for more information.

Diabetes and Dental Research Study

The Clinical Research Center at Boston University School of Dental Medicine (located at 100 East Newton Street, on the first floor, room 107) is seeking volunteers for a study of diabetes and gum disease.

To participate, you must be at least 18 years old and have a diagnosis of diabetes. Participants will get a free dental exam including dental x-rays and free gum treatment, if needed, depending on your gum conditions. A $20 stipend is paid to you for each visit. You will be provided with parking validation if you drive.

Contact Yudelka Casado, the patient coordinator, or Dr. Hatice Hasturk at 617.638.4571 if you are interested in participating. At your dental visit, a dental hygienist and a gum specialist will exam your teeth and gums, and give you more information about the study. You will also receive a full mouth teeth cleaning at the same visit.


Boston University School of Dental Medicine
Clinical Research Center
100 East Newton Street
First Floor, Room 107


Call: 617.638.7470
Fax: 617.638.7449


Boston Medical Center
Nutrition & Weight Management
Preston Building
2nd Floor
732 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118


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