IADR Wrigley Oral Healthcare Programs Salivary Research Group

Wrigley Salivary Research Award

Supported by a grant from Wrigley Oral Healthcare Programs

Deadline: January 19, 2016


To encourage excellence in salivary related research among dental scientists, dental students and non-dental students and allowing them to attend and participate in a major international dental research meeting, by assisting them financially.


  • The program is targeted at dental and non-dental students (undergraduate and graduate), as well as dentists involved in research and other dental scientists.
  • All applicants must be over 18 years of age and be a member of the IADR.
  • Applicants do not have to be members of the IADR Salivary Research Group (SRG).
  • Submitted abstracts must follow the IADR submission process for abstract submissions to the general session.
  • The abstracts must be within the Salivary Research area of study.
  • Submitted abstracts must be no more than 300 words total and contain content under the following headings: introduction, methods, results and conclusion.
  • The SRG program chair will confirm that the elements noted above are all included.
  • If any of the noted pieces are missing, the entry will be disqualified.

Timeline and How to Enter:

To apply, you must first submit an abstract to the IADR General Session & Exhibition through the IADR Website at www.iadr.org. Simultaneously select the Wrigley Salivary Research Award button.

The IADR deadline for all abstracts is January 19, 2016.

Submitted abstracts follow the same timetable as all other IADR submitted abstracts for the IADR General Session & Exhibition and deadlines are posted on the IADR Website. Winners will be selected among eligible applicants whose abstract has been accepted under the normal IADR scientific review.


An awards committee consisting of the SRG president, immediate past president, president-elect, and group program chair will determine the awardees. Award winners will be notified via letter approximately one month after abstract submission.


Up to three awards will be given: 

  • Two Clinical Salivary Research Awards for dental scientists and students at $1,500 each,
  • Basic Salivary Research Award ($2,000) for a dental or non-dental student.
  • These awards are intended to recognize excellent research and to assist with travel costs to attend the IADR General Session & Exhibition.

If no suitable abstracts are received for any of these three awards, no award will be made. The awards are non-transferable.

Each awardee will present their scientific poster or give an oral presentation in a scheduled session (organized by the SRG program chair) at the IADR General Session & Exhibition.

The travel awards will be formally presented by the president of the SRG and a Wrigley Oral Healthcare representative at the SRG business meeting during the IADR General Session & Exhibition in 2016, unless other arrangements are made.

Awardees may be given an opportunity to participate in post promotion publicity, entirely at their discretion.


Wrigley Oral Healthcare Programs is providing a donation of $1,500 for each of two Clinical Salivary Research Awards and $2,000 for the Basic Salivary Research Award (up to three awards) to the SRG which is intended to supplement the costs of travel for the awardees they select. This award is administered by the Salivary Research Group within the IADR. The terms and conditions for the award are set and governed by the IADR SRG operating within the IADR structure. Employees of the IADR or Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company and its affiliates and subsidiaries, its agencies, their families, or anyone professionally associated with the research grant are not eligible to enter. Entries by agents or any party acting on behalf of the entrant will not be accepted.

For inquiries about this award, please contact:

Eva Helmerhorst, (President, IADR Salivary Research Group) at [email protected] or www.SalivaryResearch.org.


2015 Recipients:

Wrigley Basic Salivary Research Award for Dental or Non-Dental Students ($2,000): 

Yuliya Mulyar Anti-cariogenic Effect of a Novel Encapsulation System for Salivary Proteins  

The University of Western Ontario

ABSTRACT ID: 2767; Y. Mulyar2, R. K. Gupta2, E. B. Moffa2, Y. Xiao2, F. Zaidan4, A. Rizkalla3, S. Hatibovic-Kofman4, D. Senadheera1, W. Siqueira2. 1 Biochemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA; 2 Y. Mulyar, R.K. Gupta, E.B. Moffa, Y. Xiao, W. Siqueira, Biochemistry and Dentistry, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University , London, Ontario, CANADA; 3 A. Rizkalla, Biochemistry, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University , London, Ontario, CANADA; 4 Biochemistry , Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, Ontario, CANADA

Wrigley Clinical Salivary Research Award for Dental Students ($1,500): 

Brady Peterson  Exosome Analysis: Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma mRNA Isolation in Culture

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

ABSTRACT ID: 4586; B. Petersen1, K. Kingsley1. 1 School of Dental Medicine, University of Nevada – Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, UNITED STATES

Wrigley Clinical Salivary Research Award for Dental Scientists ($1,500): 

Eduardo Moffa  Identification of Histatin 5 Salivary Complexes using Mass Spectrometry

The University of Western Ontario

ABSTRACT ID: 0580; E. B. Moffa1,2, Y. Xiao1, M. M. Mussi1, S. S. Garrido2, E. T. Giampaolo2, W. Siqueira11 Dentistry, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, CANADA; 2 Dental Materials and Prosthodontics, Unesp – Univ Estadual Paulista, Araraquara, BRAZIL

Salivary Research Group Awards ($500): 

Danielle Wu  Basement Membrane Assembly Establishes Polarity and Connectivity in Salivary Cells Rice University

ABSTRACT ID: 0182; D. Wu1, S. Pradhan-Bhatt2, D. A. Harrington1, R. L. Witt3, M. C. Farach-Carson1. 1 Rice University, Houston, Texas, UNITED STATES; 2 Helen G. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute, Newark, Delaware, UNITED STATES; 3 R.L. Witt, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES

Stephanie Wu  Chemical Surface Modifications Influence Salivary Protein Adsorption to Biomaterials  University at Buffalo 

ABSTRACT ID: 1348; S. Wu1, G. White1, R. Müller2, S. Ruhl1. S. 1 Department of Oral Biology, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, UNITED STATES; 2 Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, GERMANY


2014 Recipients:

WRIGLEY Basic Salivary Research Award for a Dental or Non-Dental Student ($2,000):

Nilminie Rathanayake  Cardiovascular Disease Biomarkers in Saliva and Plasma

Institute of Dental Medicine, Stockholm, SWEDEN

N. RATHNAYAKE1, B. KLINGE, T. SORSA2, T. TERVAHARTIALA2, and A. GUSTAFSSON1. 1 Karolinska Institute, Institute of Dental Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden, 2University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland,

WRIGLEY Clinical Salivary Research Award for Dental Scientists ($1,500):

Joao Ferreira, DDS, MS, PhD  Neurturin-expressing Adenovirus Protects Salivary Gland Function from Irradiation Damage

National University of Singapore, Faculty of Dentistry, SINGAPORE


Salivary Research Group Award ($500):

Omer Deutsch  Oral-Fluids Proteomics Characterization of Sjögren’s-Syndrome Patients after Removal of High-Abundance-Proteins; The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, ISRAEL

O. DEUTSCH, G. KRIEF, B. ZAKS, D.J. AFRAMIAN, and A. PALMON, Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

2013 Recipients:

Salivary Research Group Award in the amount of $500

Armin Aliefendic

Serum and Salivary CTX, ICTP, IL-1b in Periodontal Diseases,” A. ALIEFENDIC, R. ZIMMERER, H. MA, C. HE, B. MEYRAT, K. MUHNEY, F. RIVERA-HIDALGO, and I. AL-HASHIMI, Periodontics, Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, TX

Wrigley Clinical Salivary Research Award for Dental Student Award in the amount of $1500

Kyle Holmberg

“Conditions to Maintain and Expand Murine Submandibular Gland Progenitor Cells,” K. Holmberg, S.E. KIBBEY, V.N. PATEL, and M.P. HOFFMAN, Matrix and Morphogenesis Section, Laboratory of Cell and Developmental Biology, NIDCR/NIH, Bethesda, MD.

Wrigley Basic Salivary Research Award for a Dental or Non-Dental Student in the amount of $2000.

Sarah Peters

“Extracellular Stiffness Regulates Myoepithelial Cell Differentiation in Mouse Salivary Glands” from S.B. PETERS1, N. NAIM1, D.A. NELSON1, A.P. MOSIER2, N.C. CADY2, and M. LARSEN11Department of Biological Sciences, University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY, 2Nanobioscience Constellation, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany.

2012 Recipients:

Wrigley Basic Salivary Research Award for a Dental or Non-Dental Student

Adrienne Gauna:

“MicroRNA-146a Alters CD80 in Sjögren’s Syndrome”, authors: A.E. GAUNA1, Y. PARK1, M.D. ONATE1, K.M. PAULEY2, B.H. LEE1, C. STEWART1, and S. CHA11Oral & Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL,2Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH.

Wrigley Clinical Salivary Research Award for Dental Scientists

D. Heller:

“Microarray Based Characterization Of Early Acquired Enamel Pellicle Colonizers”, authors: D. HELLER, Periodontology and Oral Biology, Boston University, Boston, MA, E.J. HELMERHORST, Periodontology and Oral Biol, Boston University, Boston, MA, B.J. PASTER, Forsyth Institute, Cambridge, MA, and F.G. OPPENHEIM, Periodontogy and Oral Biology, Boston University, Boston, MA.

Salivary Research Group Award

Swati Pradhan Bhatt:

“Salivary Gland Restoration Using Expanded Populations of Salivary Progenitor Cells”, authors: S. PRADHAN BHATT1, D.A. HARRINGTON2, R.L. DUNCAN1, X. JIA3, R.L. WITT4, and M.C. FARACH-CARSON21Biological Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 2Biochemistry & Cell Biology, Rice University, Houston, TX, 3Materials Science and Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE,4Christiana Care Health Systems, Newark, DE.

2011 Recipients:

Gregory D. WHITE Dental Student – Human Salivary Protein Adsorption onto Chemically Modified Silica Beads

Basic Salivary Research Award for a dental or non-dental student:

Emily HAHN Dental Student – EGCG induces salivary gland antioxidant enzyme expression via MAPK pathway

2010 Recipients:

SRG Travel Award – $500

Evidence for Electrolyte Transport of two Dimensional Human Salivary Gland

O. HEGYESI , A. FOLDES, A. LORINCZ, O. RASONYI-KOVACS, J. BARABAS, and G. VARGA, Semmelweis University of Medicine,Budapest, Hungary

Wrigley Student Travel Awards – $720

Africa/ Middle East Region

A clinico-pathologic study of 760 salivary gland tumors in Iran

S. DANESHVAR 1, M. MOSHREF1, N. ESHGHYAR2, and A. LOTFI1, 1Shahid Beheshty University of Medical Sciences, Dental school, Tehran, Iran, 2Tehran University, Tehran, Iran

Asia/Pacific Region

Internalization of M3R induced by anti-muscarinic autoantibodies in sjögren


M. JIN , S.-M. HWANG, B. KIM, and K. PARK, Seoul, National University, Seoul, South Korea

European Region

Labial Salivary Gland Inflammation and Function in Type 1-diabetic Children

V. GROULE, Jr. , Institute of Odontology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, J. REIBEL, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen N, Denmark, I. BENDTSON FALCH, Sr., Glostrup Hospital, Copenhagen

Latin American Region

Salivary Stimulation in Patients with Burning Mouth Syndrome

T. AMARAL 1, M.A. ROSA1, F.T.A.D. SOUZA1, T.P.M. SANTOS1, M.L.V. SILVA1, P. DA ROSA2, E. FERREIRA1, E.N. ABDO1, M.C. AGUIAR1, and T.A. SILVA1, 1Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

North American Region

Engineering An Artificial Salivary Gland

S. PRADHAN, C. LIU1, C. ZHANG1, R. DUNCAN1, R.L. WITT1, X. JIA1, and M.C. FARACH-CARSON2, 1University of Del