5 dental school updates to know

From new research to donations and campus expansions, here are five dental school updates to know since Nov. 16: 

1. Research from a team at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine Center for Craniofacial Regeneration is headed to the International Space Station as part of a project to examine how stem cells behave in space.

2. Several lawmakers recently sent a letter to the president of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry asking for alleged racist remarks and actions to be addressed.

3. Milwaukee-based Marquette University School of Dentistry received a $1.02 million grant to expand services for patients with special needs. 

4. Elk Grove-based California Northstate University will expand its College of Dental Medicine with a new facility in Sacramento. 

5. Batesville, Ark.-based Lyon College was recently approved to offer a doctor of medical dentistry by the Higher Learning Commission Institutional Actions Council, making the college one step closer to adding the state's first dental school.

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