Academic Divisions

2013 Finalists

Left to right: Dr. Anthony Volpe, Bradley Weinstein, Alexandra Tsigarida, Charles DiFranco, Jennifer Bain, Myrna Gonzalez Cantu, Maninder Kaur, Joshua Parfitt, Shatha Basashmous, Cindy Hernández-Romero, Sean Connelly. Not in photo: Ryan Schure, John Fontana


Jennifer Bain, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Runner up

Alexandra Tsigarida, The Ohio State University


Volpe Prize Finalist

Abstract Title


Cindy Hernández-Romero

Rifampicin inhibit periodontopathogen bacteria growth and biofilm formation

Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

Ryan Schure

The Enzymology of Fetuin: A Potential Link Between Periodontal   Diseases and Calcifying Atheromas

University of Toronto

Bradley Weinstein

Prevalence of Peri-implant Mucositis and Peri-implantitis:  A 10 Year Follow-up

University of Washington

Sean P. Connolly   

Fibrin clot dynamics during periodontal and alveolar wound healing/regeneration

U.S. Army Advanced Education in Periodontics

Myrna Gonzalez Cantu

The Relationship between Periodontal Disease and Salivary Cortisol Levels

Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

Jennifer L. Bain

Targeted delivery of osteoinductive peptides to bone graft utilizing a hydroxyapatite binding domain

University of Alabama at Birmingham

John B. Fontana   

Maxillary Sinus Morphology: A Radiographic Retrospective Evaluation of the PSAA

University of Maryland

Alexandra Tsigarida  

Analysis of Periodontal and Peri-implant Biofilms in Health and Disease

The Ohio State University

Maninder Kaur   

Effect of reducing gingival inflammation on gingival crevicular fluid cytokines during pregnancy

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Shatha Bamashmous   

Effect of conditional knockout of progressive ankylosis gene in mice

University of Washington

Charles C. DiFranco   

Cyclosporin-A induced up-regulation of CXCL-CXCR axis in cyclosporin induced gingival overgrowth 

University of Illinois at Chicago

Joshua Parfitt  

Anaerobic bacterial DNA characterization using qPCR and pyrosequencing for chronic periodontitis

Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health