Dental Student Wins Research Award

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The eighteenth Hinman Student Research Symposium was held Oct. 26-28, 2012, at the historic Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. The Symposium featured oral and poster presentations of research projects by dental students and graduate students from dental schools across North America. At this year's Symposium, 101 students represented 45 dental schools in 28 states, the District of Columbia, and 3 Canadian provinces.

Eight awards were given for the most outstanding student presentations, four in clinical research and four in basic science research. This year, one of the awards in clinical research was won by Schulich Medicine & Dentistry student Kathleen Martin. Kathleen's project explored the ability of new polymeric materials containing basic fibroblast growth factor to act as scaffolds for guided tissue regeneration in a cell culture model. The project was directed by Dr. Douglas W. Hamilton of the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry of Western University working in collaboration with Dr. Jianjun Guan of The Ohio State University.

The Symposium is sponsored by the University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry and co-sponsored by the Hinman Dental Society, which holds one of the nation's largest continuing dental education meetings each March in Atlanta. The Symposium is also supported in part by grants from the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), the ADEAGies Foundation, the Procter & Gamble Company, the UTHSC College of Dentistry Alumni Association, and the Tennessee Dental Association Foundation.