Mahmood Mozaffari

Associate Chair

Mahmood Mozaffari

Associate Chair

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology and Diagnostic Sciences

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

The Graduate School

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Restorative Sciences

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology

Bio

I have received dual training in basic medical sciences and general dentistry/hospital dentistry. I joined Dental College of Georgia in July 1994 where I am now a tenured professor.

  • (706) 721-3163
  • CL 2134

Education

  • DMD, Dentistry University of Alabama at Birmi, 1991

  • Ph.D., Pharmacology University of South Alabama, 1988

  • BS, Medical Scientist. University of South Alabama, 1984

  • BS, Biochemistry East Carolina University, 1982

Certifications

  • State of Alabama Dental License Alabama Dental Board of Examiners, 1991

  • DEN GA Board of Dentistry, 1994

Awards & Honors

  • Editorial Board Member; Journal of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics 2018

  • European Association for Predicitive, Preventive and Personalized Medicine 2017

  • Joint Commission on National Dental Education 2016

  • Phi Kappa Phi 2013

  • Certificate of Appreciation The EPMA World Congress, 2011

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BMBS 5201

    Bioclinical Seminar I
  • BMBS 5403

    Bioclinical Seminar III
  • BMCC 5201

    Craniofacial Complex
  • BMEN 5201

    Endocrine System
  • OBMP 9010

    Grad Oral Bio Seminar
  • BMHS 5401

    Hematopoietic System
  • BMNN 5102

    Nervous Sys & Neuroscience II
  • OMSR 6031

    Oral Surgery Didactics II
  • OMSR 7031

    Oral Surgery Didactics IV
  • BMBS 5302

    Bioclinical Seminar II
  • OBMP 5002

    Bioclinical Seminar II
  • BMFN 5102

    Biomedical Foundations II
  • BMHD 5101

    Host Def, Path & Mgt Infect
  • BMOM 5101

    Intro to the Oral Microenviro
  • OBMP 9100

    Journal Club in Oral Biology
  • DPHM 5002

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • BMRS 5301

    Respiratory System
  • OBMP 8003

    Topics in Oral Biology 3
  • OBPR 8003

    Topics in Oral Biology III

Teaching Interests

My primary teaching interest relates to Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Other teaching interests include Physiology, biochemistry, interdisciplinary basic sciences and general dentistry.

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Glucocorticoid-Induced Leucine Zipper Promotes Neutrophil and T-Cell Polarization with Protective Effects in Acute Kidney Injury., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Impact of cannabidiol treatment on regulatory T-17 cells and neutrophil polarization in acute kidney injury., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Increased Innate Lymphoid Cells in Periodontal Tissue of the Murine Model of Periodontitis: The Role of AMP-Activated Protein Kinase and Relevance for the Human Condition., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The role of GILZ in modulation of adaptive immunity in a murine model of myocardial infarction., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Role of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase in an inflammatory model of murine gingiva., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

My current research interest relate to a) unraveling of novel immune and inflammatory mechanisms in cardiac and renal injury models and b) novel immune and inflammatory mechanisms in salivary gland pathology of Sjogren's Syndrome. More recent/past research interests include a) impact of hypertension and/or diabetes on the kidney and impact of interventional modalities, b) impact of hypertension and/or glucose intolerance on the ischemic-reperfused heart and c) role of taurine in the kidney and cardiovascular system in health and disease.

Department Service

  • Associate Chair; Department of Oral Biology & Diagnostic Sciences 2018 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Preparation of relevant sections of CODA Self-Study Document 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Depatment committee to revsie predoctoral dental curricula 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Committee for Joint Appointments in Oral Biology 2010 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • To develop online competency 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • DCG Administrative Council 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Faculty Senate 2015 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Steering Committee of the Faculty Senate 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee 2013 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair

University Service

  • Governance and Communication Committee 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Augusta University Faculty Senate 2015 - 2017

    Role: Other
  • Digital Measures Core Team 2015 - 2015

  • Inter-Professional Education 2012 - 2014

  • Cancer Center Director Search Committee 2010 - 2012

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Jounal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 2018 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • American Dental Association 2018 - Present

    Role: Prepare/Grade Certification Exams
  • American Dental Association; CODA 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Advances in Predictive, Preventive and Personalized Medicine 2015 - Present

    Role: Editor
  • American Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases 2015 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member