June 5, 2020

Dentistry Students and Faculty Receive IADR Awards

At this year's General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), and the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), the college's students and faculty received the following awards:

IADR Centennial Emerging Leaders Award:

Brian Foster, PhD

Dr. Brian Foster, an Assistant Professor in the Division of Biosciences, was the inaugural recipient of the prestigious 2020 IADR Centennial Emerging Leaders Award. This honor recognizes his "achievements in dental research and the potential to further contribute to the IADR and the scientific community worldwide." 

A faculty member in the college since 2015, Dr. Foster's research focuses on the molecular biology of tooth root development and mineralization, with a special interest in genes, mechanisms, diseases, and novel regeneration strategies. His work has been consistently funded by grants from the National Institutes for Health - National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research, and his research has appeared in such publications as the Journal of Dental Research; the Journal of Proteomics; Bone; and the Journal of Periodontology.

AADR Student Research Day Award:

Andrea Tsatalis, D4 Student

Hatton Award for Senior Student Research: 

Michael Chavez, Oral Biology PhD Student; second-place prize

Hatton Award for Junior Student Research:

Delaney Clayton, D3 Student; second-place prize

AADR Student Research Fellowship:

Michelle Scott, DDS-PhD Student

AADR Bloc Travel Grants:

Michael Chavez, Oral Biology PhD Student

Delaney Clayton, D3 Student

Fuad Farah, D3 Student

Kazune Pax, DDS-PhD Student

Michelle Scott, DDS-PhD Student