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  • Student Research 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.

    2015 Hinman Student Research Symposium

    Bryant Salmon (L) and Will Fontaine (R)
    Bryant Salmon (L) and Will Fontaine (R)

    Co-authors Will Fontaine and Bryant Salmon received the 2015 Hinman Student Research Award and represented UMMC at the Hinman Student Research Symposium in Memphis, TN on October 30 - November 1, 2015 at the historic Peabody Hotel.

    2015-16 E. "Bud" Tarrson Dental School Student Community Leadership Award

    Dr. William Buchanan and Tyler Wheeler
    Dr. William Buchanan and Tyler Wheeler

    Tyler Wheeler, a D2 student, was instrumental in the SOD receiving the "Bud" Tarrson Dental School Community Leadership Award from the ADA Foundation in February 2016. The award was for $5,000 and will be used to acquire much needed equipment for the Jackson Free Clinic.

    2016 School of Dentistry Quintessence Award for Research

    Dr. Jason Griggs and Brannon Myrick
    Dr. Jason Griggs and Brannon Myrick

    Brannon Myrick received the School of Dentistry Quintessence Award for Research at the SOD Awards Day on April 19, 2016.

    Myrick received this honor for his many combined achievements during his time in the DMD program. Myrick was the Thomas P. Hinman Student Research Award winner in 2014 and presented a poster on "Tooth Structure Removed by Hand Instruments, Magnetostrictive and Piezoelectric Ultrasonics" at the American Association  for Dental Research Annual Meeting in 2013.

    2016 ADA/Dentsply Student Clinician Award

    Kendra Clark and Dr. Jason Griggs
    Kendra Clark and Dr. Jason Griggs

    Kendra Clark (D2)- "3D Spheroid Models for Functional Evaluation of Endothelial Cell Differentiation"

    The ADA/Dentsply Student Clinician Award is given to one student each year to attend the ADA/Dentsply Student Clinician Research Program. The honoree is also awarded a plaque on Awards Day. 

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

    2016 Hinman Student Research Award

    Jiman Nelson & Dr. Jason Griggs
    Jiman Nelson & Dr. Jason Griggs

    Jiman Nelson (D2)- "Modification and Characterization of Anodized Titanium for Dental and Orthopedic Implants"

    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/

    2016 School of Dentistry Research Day - February 23, 2016

    Research poster presentations
    Research poster presentations

    Research poster discussions
    Research poster discussions

    Poster competition judges deliberate
    Poster competition judges deliberate