Congratulations to the following students and junior researchers who received poster awards at PDM Research Day 2020.
AADR Student Research Day Award
The AADR Student Research Day Award, funded by the AADR, is designed to recognize the best presentation at an academic institution’s research day competition. The award consists of a complimentary meeting registration and a monetary award of $500 to assist with travel to the March, 2021 AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition in Boston, Massachusetts. The Awardees will also be highlighted in the General Session & Exhibition Program Book and AADR website.
|Megan J. Chen (D’22): Characterizing The Binding of EGFF-retargeted Oncolytic Herpes Simplex Virus Resistant to Virus Neutralizing Monoclonal Antibodies||Gary H. Cohen, Department of Basic and Translational Sciences|
Student Competition for Advancing Dental Research and its Application (SCADA) Award
Dentsply Sirona and the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) have joined forces to co-sponsor the Student Competition for Advancing Dental Research and its Application (SCADA), formerly known as the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association.
The SCADA program advances our collective commitment to empower the next generation of dental leaders. By showcasing students’ research, and recognizing their passion for discovery and innovation, we will fuel the future of dental care.
|Brittany N. Link (D’21): The Role of Prx1+ Oral Fibroblasts in Expediting Gingival Wound Healing||Dana T. Graves and Kang I. Ko, Department of Periodontics|
Penn Dental Medicine AADR Travel Award 2020
The AADR Travel Award program was launched by Penn Dental Medicine in 2014 to advance student/junior investigator research, providing funds toward their travel to the annual AADR meeting where awardees have the opportunity to present their work. Recipients are selected by a faculty panel of judges at Penn Dental Medicine’s annual Research Day. The following recipients were selected at Research Day 2020 and will attend and present their research at the AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition in Boston, MA, next March 2021.
DMD Student Awardees
|Faizan I. Motiwala (D’22): Soft 3D-Scaffolds Promote Enrichment of Neural Crest Stem-like Cell Properties in GMSCs||Anh D. Le, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Pharmacology|
|Victoria T. Hu (D’22): Grain size, Flexural Strength, Light Transmittance and Reflectance of Monolithic Zirconia under Different Sintering Temperatures||Francis K. Mante, Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, Division of Restorative Dentistry|
|Kevin K. Lou (D’22): Accelerated Cutaneous Wound Healing through Exosome/ IP-10 Delivery Vehicle in Murine Animal Model||Anh D. Le and Chider Chen, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Pharmacology|
Graduate Dental Education Student Awardees
|Lily P. See (GD’23): Behavioral Pain Assessment in a Dental Pulp Injury Model||Claire Mitchell, Department of Basic and Translational Sciences|
|Erin C. Mooney (GD’21): Quercetin diminishes periodontal inflammation and restores microbial dysbiosis||Esra Sahingur, Department of Periodontics|
|Alaa Mounimah (GD’21): 18F-FDG-PET/CT in Radiation Therapy-Induced Parotid Gland Inflammation||Jon Korostoff and You Cheng Chang, Department of Periodontics|
Junior Investigator Awardees
|Aurea Simon-Soro, DMD, MSc, PhD: Impact of a repurposed drug, thonzonium bromide, on host microbiome across the gastrointestinal tract||Hyun (Michel) Koo, Department of Orthodontics and Divisions of Community Oral Health and Pediatrics|
|Chenshuang Li, DDS, PhD: From Skin Biopsy to Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration – a Single Protein Reprogramming Approach||Department of Orthodontics|
|Jong-Hyung Lim, PhD: FPR2 deficiency attenuates experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) by modulating dendritic cell function and inhibiting Th17 cell development||George Hajishengallis, Department of Basic and Translational Sciences|