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News and Accolades

Dental students at all levels of their training are involved in a variety of research activities.

SOD offers both internal and external opportunities for student research accomplishments to be recognized. 

2018 School of Dentistry Quintessence Award for Research

Jiman Nelson received the School of Dentistry Quintessence Award for Research at the SOD Awards Day on April 17, 2018, presented to a senior dental student who has attained high achievements in research.

Nelson received this honor for his many combined achievements during his time in the DMD program. Nelson was chosen to represent the SOD at the ADA Colgate Dental Student's Research Conference in Washington, DC in 2015 and 2017 and was the Hinman Student Research Award winner in 2016.  Nelson also received the ADA/Dentsply Student Research Award in 2017, along with the Alliance of the Mississippi Dental Association Award. In 2018, Nelson received the Academy of Dental Materials Award and was chosen to graduate with Honors in Research.

2018 American Association for Dental Research Award

Scarlett Woods (D3) - "The Use of Flow Cytometry to Identify the Presence and Differences in Human Adipose Derived Stem Cells from Bariatric Patient Tissue Samples"

The American Association for Dental Research Award is presented to the D1-D3 student with the finest presentation at the annual SOD Research Day. The student will represent the school at the annual AADR conference.

2018 AADR/DENTSPLYSirona Student Clinician Research Award

Quynh Nguyen (D4) - "Bioactive Release of Doxycycline from Extracellular Matrix Protein Based Composites"

The AADR/DENTSPLYSirona Student Clinician Research Award is given to one student each year for outstanding accomplishment and achievement in research and receipient will attend the annual AADR/DENTSPLYSirona SCADA Award Program and Reception. The honoree is also awarded a plaque on Awards Day.

For more information, visit http://www.scadaresearch.org/

2018 Hinman Student Research Award

Sarah Malley (D3) - "Maximum Temperature Through Y-TZP Ceramic after ER, CR:YSGG Laser Irradiation"

The Hinman Student Research Symposium is a national meeting that features oral and poster presentations of research studies by dental students and graduate trainees from dental schools across North America. One student representative from each dental school across the nation is chosen to attend the meeting, held every year at the historic Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN.

For more information, visit http://www.uthsc.edu/dentistry/Hinman/

2018 OKU Research Award of Excellence

Scarlett Woods (D3) - "The Use of Flow Cytometry to Identify the Presence and Differences in Human Adipose Derived Stem Cells from Bariatric Patient Tissue Samples"

The Omicron Kappa Upsilon Research Award of Excellence is presented to the D1-D3 student with the finest presentation at the annual SOD Research Day. It comes with a $250 cash prize.