We've posted before about the longitudinal study records from the Oregon Child Study Clinic, which were recently transferred from the School of Dentistry to HC&A. We've been learning more about an ongoing grant project, funded by the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation, which draws on this collection. The project, titled AAOF Legacy Collection Project, Stage II: Development of a Longitudinal Craniofacial Records Base for Teaching and Research, digitizes legacy records of longitudinal facial growth held at nine different universities. The goal of the project is to create a shared database for the use clinicians, students, researchers, and the general public.
The records of the Oregon Child Study Clinic are particularly extensive, making it a vital part of the project. The School of Dentistry’s participation is managed by Alex Vo, under the direction of David Covell. Now that the collection has been transferred to HC&A, we are excited to work with the Department of Orthodontics to complete this project!