Research Day Poster Awards

A thank you to everyone for a very successful Research Day. This includes a collaboration of faculty, staff, student presenters, poster judges, volunteers, and also participants who took the time to challenge our students by asking questions; we believe over 300 faculty, staff and students attended the events! Hopefully you enjoyed learning about the research (both clinical and basic science) being conducted by our students within Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, and we also hope the research on “Pain Control’ being conducted by Dr. Ken Hargreaves helps with a clearer understanding of opioid use in Dentistry.

We would also like to thank the sponsors of our Summer Research Program (Schulich Dentistry, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Research, and the Ontario Dental Association), who provided studentship funds for our Summer Research Students, and enabled them to compete on Research Day, along with Grad Ortho Students and various other graduate students.

Award WinnersThe award winning posters in the Junior Category are presented by the students at National and International Conferences, and brings high recognition of the various research being conducted by Schulich Dentistry. 

Congratulations again to the students in both categories who received awards.

JUNIOR CATEGORY (in no particular order)
Peter Sabiri, DDS 2021
Hinman Student Research Award - will represent Schulich Dentistry at the 2018 Hinman Student Research Symposium in Memphis, TN (usually end Oct/early Nov). Awarded for poster: ‘Epsilon sarcoglycan as a novel mediator of cell adhesion to titanium’. Supervised by Dr. Doug Hamilton

Yoon Chi, DDS 2020
ADA Foundation Award - will represent Schulich Dentistry at the 2018 Colgate Dental Students' Conference on Research in Maryland. Awarded for poster: ‘Characterization of temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis in aging mice’.  Supervised by Dr. Frank Beier

Amr Alsabbagh, DDS 2020
CDA/Dentsply Sirona Student Clinician Research Program Award - will represent Schulich Dentistry at the 2019 CDA National Oral Health Conference in Canada. Awarded for poster: ‘Surrogate markers for high risk human papillomavirus infection in oral epithelial dysplasia: A comparison of p16, ki-67, and ProExC.’ Supervised by Dr. Christina McCord

1st - Alex Peidl, PhD Candidate - Supervised by Dr. Andrew Leask
Awarded for poster: ‘Therapeutic peptides based on CCN3 treat systemic sclerosis in a mouse model of the disease’.

2nd - Diego Diaz, Grad Ortho Student - Supervised by Dr. Ali Tassi
Awarded for poster: ‘Diagnostic ultrasound in the measurement of cortical bone thickness in porcine mandibular specimens: A pilot study’.

3rd - Woody Neilson, Grad Ortho Student - Supervised by Dr. Walter Siqueira
Awarded for poster:  ‘Acquired bracket pellicle modulation via exposure to histatin’.