AADR NSRG DENTSPLY/Caulk Competition

DENTSPLY/Caulk Student Research Group (SRG) Award Competition

The 29th annual DENTSPLY/Caulk Student Research Group (SRG) Award Competition for original research, sponsored by DENTSPLY/Caulk, will be held during the AADR/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Los Angeles, Calif., USA, March 16-19, 2016. The Competition was created to encourage students living in the United States to conduct original research and to be reviewed by their peers.

The 2016 awards will consist of the following:
(2) $750 first place winners (basic and clinical science)
(2) $500 second place winners (basic and clinical science)
(2) $250 third place winners (basic and clinical science) 

Each award recipient will receive a certificate and ribbon during the meeting, and a check and an award plaque will be sent after the meeting.

Eligibility

  • Undergraduate dental students of good academic standing, without an advanced degree or doctorate in any field, who have authored or co-authored no more than two publications (excluding abstracts) in refereed journals.

  • Must be a student member of AADR at time of submission & entry into competition.

  • Must have an abstract accepted for the 2016 AADR/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Los Angeles, Calif., in poster format.

  • May not be entered simultaneously in the AADR Hatton Awards Competition.

  • May not be a current AADR NSRG officer or officer-elect at the time of entry into the competition (past officers are eligible to compete after their term is finished).

  • Abstract must be presented by a student member of AADR during the meeting to be eligible for the competition. If the presenter changes to a non-student member of AADR or student non-member, the abstract is no longer eligible for the competition.

  • Persons participating in the competition cannot have won previously in the same category.

Application Procedures
You must submit an abstract to the Global Headquarters for the 2016 Annual Meeting & Exhibition by the October 13 2015 deadline, adhering to the usual submission procedures. In the awards section of the online abstract submission process select "AADR DENTSPLY/Caulk Competition." You will be prompted to answer eligibility requirement questions. The system will then inform you if you are eligible to participate and place your name in the competition.

The Competition

All eligible abstracts will be reviewed by the SRG Award Committee. Seven (7) finalists will be selected in two categories (basic and clinical science) and notified in writing.

During the 2016 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, the fourteen (14) finalists will present their posters to the judging committee (comprised of NSRG officers) during a closed-door session, taking place on the Thursday morning of the meeting.

  • Only the primary presenter of each abstract selected will participate in the competition.
  • Presenters will have (10) minutes in which to present their work, followed by a five (5) minute question period with the judges. This presentation will be an oral presentation of their poster. No audio visual equipment (computer, projector, etc.) will be provided, so it is not necessary to prepare a PowerPoint presentation for this portion of the competition.

First-, second- and third-prize winners will be recognized during the AADR NSRG Student Meeting and Awards Ceremony and presented with a check and a plaque after the AADR/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition.

The finalists will also present their posters during the general poster session at the 2016 Annual Meeting  & Exhibition, during the Saturday afternoon poster session. All posters must be presented by AADR student members.

For further details, contact:
Email: nsrg@aadr.org


2015 DENTSPLY/Caulk Competition Winners

Basic Science


First Place: Stuart J. Ryan, Indiana University
Effects of TAP-mimic Antibiotic-Containing Scaffolds on Actinomyces naeslundii-Infected Dentin Biofilm?


Second Place: Alaa Ahmed, Harvard University
Direct Actions of Hyperglycemia on Human Monocyte Transcription?


Third Place: Steven Linden, New York University
HIV-1 Inhibition: Binding of gp340/SRCR Derived Peptide to HIV-1 gp120 Derived Peptide?

Clinical Science


First Place: Lee H. Zamos, University of Kentucky
Immediate Loading of Unsplinted Implant Retained Mandibular Overdenture?


Second Place: Joshua D. Evans, Indiana University
Impact of Bioactive Antibiotic-Containing Scaffolds on Porphyromonas gingivalis-Infected Dentin Biofilm?


Third Place: Alice Ko, Tufts University
Rural Zambia Oral Health Dental Services: Utilization Outcomes?

 

2011

Basic Science

Bojana Bojovic
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Neha Das
University of California - San Francisco, USA

Angela    Gullard
University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Clinical Science

Richard    Baxter
USA

Richard    Baxter
Baylor College of Dentistry - Dallas, USA

Marcus    Randall
USA

 

2010

Basic Science
Byungdo    Han
USA

Teddy Dyer
Baylor College of Dentistry, USA

David Nedrelow
University of Minnesota, USA

Clinical Science

Dennis Beliveau
University of Florida, USA

Rebecca    Paquin
Medical College of Georgia, USA

Nishith    Patel
USA

 

2009

Basic Science

Mahshid    Bahadoran
USA

Alpesh Patel
USA

Clinical Science

Danielle Case
University of Florida, USA

Andrew    Holpuch
USA

William    Sexton
USA

 

2008

Basic Science

Monet Ducksworth
University of Florida, USA

Alpesh Patel
USA

Chi Viet
USA

Clinical Science

Suzanne    Delima
USA

Gail Garrett
University of California - San Francisco, USA

Niyati    Mehta
USA

 

2007

Basic Science

Lindsay    Compton
USA

Cheryl Lewis
USA

Brandon    McGarrell
USA

Clinical Science

Stephanie Blumenshine
University of North Carolina, USA

Mikaely    Moore
USA

 

2006

Basic Science

Laura Milnor
University of Iowa, USA

Rosamond Tomlinson
Baylor College of Dentistry, USA

Robert    Weaver
University of Florida, USA

Clinical Science

Zachton    Lowe
USA

Matthew    Madsen
USA

John Thomas
USA

 

2005

Basic Science

Matthew    Miller
University of Iowa, USA

Aaron Molen
USA

Michael    Yost
USA

Clinical Science

Sung Pyo Hong
USA

D. Craig Seager
USA

 

2004

Basic Science

Michael    Dyal
USA

Michael    Ryan
USA

Kelton    Stewart
Indiana University, USA

Clinical Science

Ritu Bahl
USA

Jessica    Heggen
USA

Louis Whitesman
USA

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