Laura C. Barritt, BS, PhD
Laura C. Barritt, BS, PhD

Laura C. Barritt, BS, PhD

Associate Professor
School of Dentistry

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Oral Biology

Position

  • Associate Professor

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Puetz, III William J., Laura C. Barritt, Jason M. Kum, Sonia M. Sanchez, Shikha Tarang, Barbara J. O’Kane. TREM-1 and TREM-2 protein expression in human gingival tissue., AACA Henderson NV, 2015
  • Lang, M. and Barritt, L.C. Bony Exostosis Following Treatment of Gingival Recession with Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft and Enamel Matrix Derivative., Clinical Advances in Periodontics, 26, 1-17, 2015
  • Barritt, L. (2014). Otitis related disorders. In: Caplan M. ed. Reference Modules in Biomedical Sciences., American Press, doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-801238-3.05198-9, 1-23, 2014
  • Barritt, L. (2014). Review of orthostatic hypotension. In: Caplan M. ed. Reference Modules in Biomedical Sciences. Oxford: Academic Press., Elsevier, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-801238-3.05193-X., 1-8, 2014
  • Barritt, L. (2014). Motion Sickness. In: Caplan M. ed. Reference Modules in Biomedical Sciences. Oxford: Academic Press., Elsevier, doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-801238-3.05153-9, 1-5, 2014
  • Barritt, L. (2014). Meniere’s Disease. In: Caplan M. ed. Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences. Oxford: Academic Press, Elsevier, 4 doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-801238-3.05139-4, 1-6, 2014
  • Jergenson, M. A., Norton, N. S., Opack, J. M., Barritt, L. C. Unique origin of the inferior alveolar artery, Clinical Anatomy, 18, 597-601, 2005

Publications

  • Puetz, III, William J., Laura C. Barritt, Jason M. Kum, Sonia M. Sanchez, Shikha Tarang, Barbara J. O’Kane.. TREM-1 and TREM-2 protein expression in human gingival tissue. Creighton University, Omaha NE 68178, University Research Day/St. Albert's, 2015
  • Kum, Jason M., Laura C. Barritt, William J. Puetz, Sonia M. Sanchez, Shikha Tarang, and Barbara J. O’Kane. Determination of Expression of TREM-1 and TREM-2 in Oral Keratinocytes. AACA Henderson NV., Clinical Anatomy, 29 (1) , 93, 2015
  • Jergenson, M., Barritt, L. Norton, N. O’Kane, B. Latta, M. Master of Oral Biology, Anatomic science track: A path to addressing the need for dental educators. July , 2014. 31st Annual meeting of American Association of Clinical Anatomists., American Association of Clinical Anatomists, 74, 2014
  • Barritt, L.C. Broome, A, Drangsholdt, M. Graham R. Shaw P. Steed, M. (2014). Teaching more by lecturing less: A call to dental school course directors. Submitted, J. Dental Education, 2014
  • ROCHA-SANCHEZ1, S. MILLER1, J.M. BARRITT1, L. SCHEETZ1, L. PIERCE2, M. L. AND SOUKUP2, G. Conditional Deletion of Dicer Impairs Orofacial Development Abstract #163587 June, 2012. 90th General Session & Exhibition. Iguacu Falls, Brazil., General Session & Exhibition of the IADR, 2012
  • Barritt LC, Miller JM, Scheetz LR, Gardner K, Pierce ML, Soukup GA, Rocha-Sanchez SM. (2012) Conditional Deletion of the Human Orthologue gene Dicer 1 in Pax2-Cre expression Domain impairs Orofacial development., Journal of Human Genetics, Vol. 18 (3), P343-352, 2012
  • Gardner K.B. Barritt L.C. Sheetz L. R; Rocha-Sanchez S. M.,2. Histological Analysis of Cranioskeletal Development in a Conditional Dicer Knockout Mouse., Midwest Student Research Forum, 2011
  • Barritt, L.C., Miller, J.M., Soukup, GA; Rocha- Sanchez; SM. Histological Analysis of tooth development in a conditional Dicer Knockout Mouse. 27th annual meeting., American Association of Clinical Anatomy, 23:8, 1007, 2010
  • Jergenson, M.A., NortonN.S., Barritt, L.C. Bilateral anomalies of the internal carotid artery. 27th annual meeting., American Association of Clinical Anatomy, Vol 23:8, 1017., 2010
  • Norton. N.S. Edwards, P.C., Saini, T.J., Barritt, L.C. and Jergenson, M.A. A study on the incidence of atheromas of the internal carotid artery in four anatomical regions of the head and neck using cone beam computed tomography. 27th annual meeting., American Association of Clinical Anatomy, Vol 23:8, 1027, 2010
  • Miller J.M, Barritt, L.C., Scheetz, L. Pierce, M. Soukup, G.A. and Rocha-Sanchez, S.M (2010). Role of MicroRNA (miRNA) in mammalian orofacial development. Abstract #17. 88th General Session & Exhibition., General Session & Exhibition of the IADR, 2010
  • Barritt, L.C, Jergensen M., Norton, N. Ayers, F. Using histology as a predictor of academic success in a post-baccalaureate program., FASEB J, 24: 828.8, 2010
  • Norton, N, Jergensen, M, Barritt, L Ayers, F. Using gross anatomy as a predictor of academic success in a post-baccalaureate program., Maternal Child Nursing, 24: 769.11, 2010

Research and Scholarship

Grant Funding Received

  • Longitudinal Assessment of Basic Science Retention in Dental Students. Principal Investigator: Margaret Jergenson. Co-investigator: Laura Barritt; Barb O’Kane, Sonia Sanchez, Mike Weston Office of Academic Excellence and Assessment. ($895) 2013-2014
  • Role of Pocket Proteins and its associated E2F transcription factor in odontogenic epithelial cells Principal investigator : Sonia Sanchez, Ph.D Co-investigator : Laura Barritt Health futures Foundation grant ($20,000) 2006-2007
  • In-vitro caries detection with visual-tactile, radiographic and DIAGNOdent Techniques Principal Investigator: Nicole Kimmes Co-investigator: Laura Barritt, Chuck Scanlon, Scott Shaddy, Brian Scott, James O’Mera, Health futures Foundation grant ($20,000) (2005-2006)
  • Implementation and Assessment of an Interactive Multimedia Histology Database Principal investigator –Laura Barritt Office of Institutional Research and Assessment - ($6000) 2002-2003
  • Expression of G-proteins In the Developing Inner Ear Principal investigator –Laura Barritt Health Futures Foundation ($19,900) 2000-2002
  • Characterization of Oral Tissue Mesenchymal Progenitor Cells. Principal Investigator: Barb O’Kane. Co-Investigators: Devendar Agrawal, Laura Barritt, Michael Del Core, Dave Verbik President’s Faculty Research Fund. (10, 000). Not funded. 2012-2013.

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Academic Instructor of Year for Teaching, Creighton University School of Dentistry 2014-15 Freshman Class, 2014
  • American Dental Education Association, Leadership Institute Fellowship, American Dental Education Association, 2013
  • Outstanding Academic Instructor of Year for Teaching, Creighton University School of Dentistry 2013-14 Freshman Dental Class , 2013
  • Outstanding Academic Instructor of Year for Teaching, Creighton University School of Dentistry 2012-2013 Freshman Dental Class , 2012
  • Outstanding Academic Instructor of Year for Teaching, Creighton University School of Dentistry 2011- 12 Freshman Dental Class , 2011
  • Honorary Membership, Epsilon Chapter, Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) , 2010