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Schulich Research Day - Award Winners

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry celebrated the research, innovation and collaboration of faculty and students at Schulich Dentistry Annual Research Day on October 13th. The day featured student poster presentations and the 15th John T. Hamilton Distinguished Lecture, delivered by Jocelyne S. Feine, DDS, HDR.  

Over 300 faculty, staff, students, and local clinicians attended the presentations and the Hamilton Lecture entitled Health Research - From Particles to Policy". Dr. Feine described how her experiences as a new dentist led her to pursue a career in health research that has had an impact on practice and policy worldwide. Through examples, she demonstrated how interdisciplinary research can offer relevant and comprehensive evidence of major value to decision-makers at all levels.

Congratulations to the following students who received awards for their Research Poster Presentations:


The following students won Travel Awards and will represent Schulich Dentistry at a National or International Conference:

Jennifer Archibald, DDS 2017
CDA/Dentsply Award - will represent Schulich Dentistry at the 2017 CDA National Oral Health Conference in Canada.
Awarded for poster: “Long-term clinical study of hydrophobic and hydrophilic sealant materials in pediatric patients.” Supervised by Dr. Sahza Hatibovic-Kofman.

Guessy Wang, DDS 2017
ADA Foundation Award - will represent Schulich Dentistry at the 2017 Dental Student Research Conference in Maryland.
Awarded for poster: “A retrospective clinical and radiographic analysis of dental implants placed and restored in an undergraduate dental program.” Supervised by Drs. Harinder Sandhu, Richard Bohay & Yara Hosein.

David Feere, DDS 2018
Hinman Student Research Award - will represent Schulich Dentistry at the 2017 Hinman Student Research Symposium in Memphis, TN.
Awarded for poster: “Effect of matrix stiffness on fibroblast gene expression.” Supervised by Dr. Andrew Leask.


Merit Awards

1st - Karla Crosara - Supervised by Dr. Walter Siqueira
Awarded for poster: “A creative, inexpensive and effective approach to remove amylase from oral fluids prior to mass spectrometry”

2nd - David Zuanazzi - Supervised by Dr. Walter Siqueira
Awarded for poster: “Detection of Zika virus in saliva by mass spectrometry-based proteomic/peptidomic”

3rd - Cobos Santiago - Supervised by Dr. Khadry Galil
Awarded for poster: “Topographic analysis of the TMJ glenoid fossa using MicroCT scans”