Friday, October 04, 2013

We love legacy data!

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!

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