AADR Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Hatton Awards Competition

Supported by Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products, Division of McNeil-PPC, Inc.

Deadline Extended to October 14, 2014


The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) is entitled to send qualified individuals to compete in the 2015 IADR Unilever Hatton Competition and Awards. These individuals will be selected on the basis of an oral presentation competition to be held at the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the AADR in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

The competition is designed for junior investigators (junior, senior and post-doctoral) who exhibit potential for a productive career in dental research. Mentors are strongly urged to support and select a project for the competition that is original, well-planned, and carefully executed. Mentors are also urged to ensure that the correct Category for Competition is selected.

Eligibility:

  • Entrants must be U.S. citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States (or who have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of submission of the abstract—those with a "green card") or persons of other nationalities whose research is performed in the United States.
  • Candidates MUST be AADR members.
  • The research may not have been published (even as an abstract) or presented at any national or international meeting (excluding state, regional, or institutional meetings) prior to submission.
  • Persons participating in the IADR Colgate Research in Prevention Travel Awards, or in the DENTSPLY/Caulk Student Research Group (SRG) Award Competition are NOT eligible to compete in the AADR Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Hatton Awards Competition.
  • In addition, persons participating in the competition cannot have won previously in the same category.

There are three categories of eligibility:

Junior: This competition will be limited to those candidates who have carried out their research as part of undergraduate/professional training (research undertaken as an undergraduate science student, as a dental student, or by a dental student having no more than two years of Ph.D. training while pursuing an intercalated science degree). Individuals with a formal research degree (Master’s and/or Ph.D.) are not eligible for this category.

Senior: Entrants for this category would have carried out research as part of a higher degree, including a Masters, Ph.D., or M.D. with previous laboratory experience, or as part of specialty training. Dental students pursuing an intercalated science degree who have had more than two years of Ph.D. training should apply in the senior category. Post-D.D.S. or Post-D.M.D. students without a Ph.D. should also apply for this category.

Post-doctoral: Entrants for this category would be candidates whose research was performed within three (3) years of their earning the award of Ph.D.


How to Enter:

1. Submit an abstract for the AADR Annual Meeting via the normal online process by the October 14, 2014, deadline date. On the abstract form, the entrant must be listed first, as primary author and presenter of the abstract entered for the competition. Co-authors, if any, should also be listed on both the abstract and the poster.

2. In the awards section of the online abstract submission process select AADR/Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Hatton Awards 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 program.

Procedures:

  • The AADR Edward H. Hatton Awards Committee will select the best 27 abstracts via a blind review of those who applied for the Competition and notify these individuals. All other abstracts will be subject to the AADR’s normal review process and, if accepted, will be placed in the appropriate session for the annual meeting.
  • The 27 competitors selected will submit an extended abstract —up to but not exceeding the 6 page limit by January, 2015, which will be reviewed by the AADR Edward H. Hatton Awards Committee and which will be judged as part of the competition. This is intended to provide greater depth and perspective for the study than may be possible in an abstract. The extended abstracts are to be submitted online and instructions will be given.
  • The extended abstract should be organized under the following headings: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, References, and Figures/Tables (if necessary). References should be listed alphabetically. References and their citations should follow the style of the Journal of Dental Research.
  • Please note that references, footnotes, and diagrams are included in the 6 page limit. Failure to meet this requirement will result in the return of the extended abstract to the competitor for revision.

Presentation:

Candidates will present their research in an oral presenation format for the Competition, but will also present a poster for the Annual Meeting. Instructions will be given to the 27 finalists once that selection has been made.

Judging Criteria:

The AADR Hatton Awards Committee will judge the entries as follows:

20% for extended abstract;
40% on verbal presentation (up to 10 minutes);
40% for question-and-answer period (not to exceed 5 minutes).

The AADR will select the six most outstanding presentations (2 in each category). The six AADR Hatton winners will be announced at the Opening Ceremonies, March 1, 2015, Boston, Massachusetts. These winners will then compete in the IADR Unilever Hatton Competition and Awards the same day at the 93rd General Session & Exhibition of the IADR in Boston, Massachusetts.

Awards:

In addition, the six winners will receive monetary prizes and plaques in each category:

(3) $1000 first place winners (one in each category)

(3) $500 second place winners (one in each category)

The prizes are sponsored by a donation from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division. Specific details regarding the oral and poster presentations will be provided prior to the meeting.


Contact:
Sheri S. Herren
Strategic Programs Manager
sherren@aadr.org

 

2014 Recipients

Junior Category

1st place:
Kyulim Lee
University of Florida, Gainesville

2nd Place:
Lauren Katz
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Senior Category

1st Place:
Quingfen Pan
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

2nd Place:
Jin Hee Kwak
University of California, Los Angeles

Post-Doctoral Category

1st Place:
Michael Valerio
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston

2nd Place:
Marit Aure
University of Rochester, New York

 

 

2013 Recipients

Junior Category

1st place:
Kyle Homberg
NIDCR/NIH and University of Minnesota, USA

2nd Place:
Youjin (Brianna) Yang
University of Pennsylvania, USA

Senior Category

1st Place:
Wanida Ono
Harvard University, USA

2nd Place:
Aaron Havens
University of Michigan, USA

Post-Doctoral Category

1st Place:
Brian Foster
NIH, USA

2nd Place:
Chi Tonglien Viet
New York University, USA

 

2012 Recipients

Junior Category

1st Place:
Jonathan An
University of Washington, Seattle

2nd Place:
Jenny Sun
Columbia University, New York

Senior Category

1st Place:
Yinshi Ren
Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, Texas

2nd Place:
Charles Billington
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Post-doctoral Category

1st Place
Mildred Embree
Columbia University, New York

2nd Place
Megan Falsetta
University of Rochester, New York

 

2011 Recipients

Junior Category

1st Place:
Urvi Ruparelia
Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

2nd Place:
Kaitrin Baloue
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
 

Senior Category:

1st Place:
Ronald Siu
University of California, Los Angeles, USA

2nd Place:
Jeffrey Kim
University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Post-doctoral Category:

1st Place:
Jin Xiao
University of Rochester, New York, USA
 

2nd Place:
Yunsong Liu
University of California, Los Angeles, USA

 

2010 Recipients

Junior Category:

1st Place:
Sheede Khalil
Boston University, MA, USA

2nd Place:
Anika Voisey
Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, TX, USA

Senior Category:

1st Place:
Chad Novince
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

2nd Place:
Bojana Bojovic
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Post-doctoral Category:

1st Place:
Angela Brown
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

2nd Place:
Maria Athanassiou-Papaefthymiou
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

2009 Recipients

Junior Category:

1st Place:
Bo Yu
University of California, Los Angeles, USA

2nd Place:
Alexander Nee
University of California, San Francisco, USA

Senior Category:

1st Place:
Kathleen Neiva
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

2nd Place:
Turki Alhazzazi
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Post-Doctoral Category:

1st Place:
David Lam
University of California, San Francisco, USA

2nd Place: 
Andrew Jheon
University of California, San Francisco, USA

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