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SOD offers both internal and external opportunities for student research accomplishments to be recognized.
D3 student Jiman Nelson received the 2016 Hinman Student Research Award and represented UMMC at the Hinman Student Research Symposium in Memphis, Tenn., on Oct. 28-30, 2016, at the historic Peabody Hotel.
Dr. William Buchanan and Tyler Wheeler
Tyler Wheeler, a D3 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.
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.
Jiman Nelson and Dr. Jason Griggs
Jiman Nelson (D3)- "Anodized Titanium with Calcium and Phosphorus Surface Enhancements for Dental and Orthopedic Implants"
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/
Kendra Clark and Dr. Jason Griggs
Kendra Clark (D3)- "Utilization of 3D Culture Systems and VEGF to Enhance Endothelial Cell Differentiation"
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/
Research poster presentations on Feb. 23, 2016
Research poster discussions
Poster competition judges deliberate
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