Student Awards: Celebrating research at Schulich Dentistry

Schulich Dentistry celebrated the research, innovation and collaboration of faculty and students at its Annual Research Day on October 11. The event featured student poster presentations from dental students and graduate trainees, with more than 300 faculty, staff and students in attendence.

Congratulations to the following award recipients:

Certificate of Merit (Senior Category)

First Place
Karla Crosara, PhD Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Walter Siqueira
Protein complex partners of amylase in whole saliva using proteomic approaches

Second Place
Dr. Michael Greene, Graduate Orthodontics
Supervisor: Dr. Ali Tassi
Friction testing of contemporary self-ligating appliance systems

Third Place
Dorota Klubowicz, MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Khadry Galil
A novel idea in the use of ultrasound to guide nasolabial hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler injections to prevent alar nasal necrosis

Travel Awards (Junior Category)

ADA Foundation Travel Award
Awarded to represent Schulich Dentistry at the 2018 Dental Student Research Conference in Maryland.

Shawna Kim, Dentistry Class of 2019
Supervisor: Douglas Hamilton, PhD
Underlying mechanism of phenytoin-induced gingival hyperplasia

Awarded to represent Schulich Dentistry at the 2018 CDA National Oral Health Conference in Canada.

Andrei Zaharia, Dentistry Class of 2019
Supervisor: Amin Rizkalla, PhD
Novel Bioactive and Injectable, Co-Polymer-Reinforced Bone Cement for Bone Augmentation

Hinman Student Research Travel Award
 Awarded to represent Schulich Dentistry at the 2018 Hinman Student Research Symposium in Memphis, Tennessee.

Yoon Chi, Dentistry Class of 2020
Supervisor: Frank Beier, PhD
Characterization of temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis in aging mice

Thank you to the presenters, supervisors, volunteers and participants who helped make the 2017 event a success.