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Powerful Contingent Represents UCSF at IADR
Tue, 07/02/2019 – 10:44
As in past years, the seminar experience has proven transformative.
“Attending IADR/AADR has been an overwhelming and remarkable experience for me personally,” said Katherine Le, vice president of the John C. Greene Society. “It was a huge honor to talk about my research with and fulfill a lot of inspiring professors, researchers, and colleagues from all over the globe who are contributing to advancing the dental area in their own manners. I am truly surprised by how enthusiastic the dental care community is and am grateful to fulfill so many accomplished individuals through this conference.”
The UCSF School of Dentistry took a variety of honors in the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) general session and exhibit, June 19-22 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Over 50 students and faculty attended the event, which brings with health researchers from around the globe.
Student presenters this year included new grad Hailey Taylor (Benjamin Chaffee, mentor),”Oral Microbiome and Anthropometry Changes After Caries Arrest Using Silver-Nitrate/Fluoride-Varnish”; Daphne Chung (D2; Jing Cheng, mentor),”The Financial Effect of Tobacco Use on Oral Healthcare Prices”; and Steven Gigli (D2; Sneha Oberoi, mentor),”3-D Analysis of Buccal Cortical Thickness in Individuals With UCLP.”
Award recipients included:
- Allan Radaic, post-doc at Yvonne Kapila’s laboratory, won the highly aggressive IADR/Philips Oral Healthcare Young Investigator Research Grant and Award. The award-winning suggestion:”The Oral Microbiome Signature of Oral Cancer Transitions.” This job will be conducted from Dr. Kapila’s laboratory in collaboration with faculty from UCSF: Drs. Susan Lynch, Kyle Jones, Patrick Ha and Jing Cheng.
- DDS-PhD student Sarah Wong (mentor: Dr. Ralph Marcucio) obtained an AADR Student Research Summer Fellowship Award. These fellowships, supported by various major industrial companies, as well as by American Association of Dental Research (AADR) and also IADR group chapters, sections and members, are regulated and managed by the AADR and have been created to encourage dental students living in the United States to consider careers in oral health research. Proposals are sought after in clinical and basic studies related to health.
“The UCSF School of Dentistry had a great showing in the Joint IADR/AADR Meeting in Vancouver, BC,” stated Thomas Lang, PhD, associate dean for study. “Congratulations to our own students, postdocs and faculty because of their excellent poster and oral presentations, and particular congratulations to Dr. Yvonne Kapila about being the 2019 receiver of the esteemed Irwin D. Mandel Distinguished Mentoring Award”