Congratulations to the following students and junior researchers who received awards at PDM Research Day 2023.
AADOCR Student Research Day Award
The AADOCR Student Research Day Award, funded by the AADOCR, 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 2023 AADOCR/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Portland, OR in March. The Awardees will also be highlighted in the General Session & Exhibition Program Book and AADR website.
|Lucas D. Wall (D’25): Comparison of Naproxen Sodium and Acetaminophen Following Implant Placement||Katherine N. Theken, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Pharmacology|
Student Competition for Advancing Dental Research and its Application (SCADA) Award
Dentsply Sirona and the American Association for Dental, Oral, Craniofacial Research (AADOCR) 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.
|Steven Fredeen (D’25): Direct Experimental Validations of VFEM Stress Analysis of Porcelain-veneered All-Ceramic Crowns||Yu Zhang, Division of Restorative Dentistry|
Penn Dental Medicine AADOCR Travel Award
The AADOCR 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 AADOCR 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 2022 and will attend and present their research at the 2023 AADOCR/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Portland, OR next March 2023.
DMD Student Awardees
|Simran K. Grewal (D’25): Immunomodulatory Functions of Extracellular Vesicles Released from GMSC-derived Neural Crest Stem-like Cells on Macrophage Polarization||Qunzhou Zhang, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Pharmacology|
|Ryan J. Noseworthy (D’25): Probing Interfacial Strength and Toughness of Novel Composition-Gradient Zirconia.||Yu Zhang, Division of Restorative Dentistry|
|Lindsay H. Fisher (D’25): Effect of Aging on the Mechanical Force-Induced Bone Remodeling: MicroCT Analysis||Hyeran H. Jeon, Department of Orthodontics|
|Sara Ha (D’25): Effect of Aging on Mechanical Force-Induced Bone Remodeling: Histologic Analysis||Hyeran H. Jeon, Department of Orthodontics|
|Kristin Lee (D’25): Effect of Intracanal Medicaments on Survival of Stem Cells of Apical Papilla||Su-Min Lee, Department of Endodontics|
Graduate Dental Education Student Awardees
|Kantapon Rattanaprukskul: Cellular Senescence in Periodontal Health and Disease|
|Arjun Sandhu: Oral Health Quality of Life (OHQoL) in People with HIV (PWH) and Depression|
|Yin-Chu Lai: Relationship Between Anxiety, Cortisol Levels, Pain, and Opioid Use in Patients Following Third Molar Extraction|
Junior Investigator Awardees
|Rahul Singh: Affordable Oral Proinsulin Bioencapsulated in Plant Cells Regulates Blood Sugar Levels Similar to Natural Insulin|
|Zhi Ren: New Partners of Streptococcus Mutans in Early Childhood Caries|
|Gundappa Saha: IL-22 is Required in Periodontal Health for Maintaining Steady-State Homeostasis|
Gail Schupak Travel Award
The Gail Schupak Student Research fund was established in 2021 by a generous gift from Alumnae Gail Schupak D’83. The purpose of the fund was to give students access to resources for year round research projects making them more competitive for awards and fellowships within and outside the School. Additionally, the funds are being used for the first time this year to award two travel stipends for winners to attend AADOCR meeting in the following year.
|Kelsey A. Busch (D’25): Linking Primary Cilia Biogenesis to Orofacial MSC Responsiveness to Irradiation||Sunday O. Akintoye, Department of Oral Medicine|
|Charlotte Lenes (D’25): Investigating the Role of Proinflammatory Fibroblasts in Human Periodontitis and Peri-implantitis||Kang Ko, Department of Periodontics|