Research Day Awards and Thank You

Thank you!

Thanks to all the sponsors, vendors and research presenters for Research Day 2017 and to our keynote speaker, Dr. Maura Gillison. We hope you join us for Research Day in 2018.

ADA DENTSPLY Award

Name Place Level Mentor Title
Ke'Ale Louie N/A D1 Alon Kahana Epigenetic Regulation of Myocyte Reprogramming During Craniofacial Muscle Regeneration

AADR Travel Award

Name Place Level Mentor Title
Ke'Ale Louie N/A D1 Alon Kahana Epigenetic Regulation of Myocyte Reprogramming During Craniofacial Muscle Regeneration

Undergraduate, DDS, DH, MS/Certificate

  Clinical Research and Public Health

Name Place Level Mentor Title
Rachel Bucceri,
Lindsay Teeple,
Laura Wilkins
1 DH4 Susan Taichman Oral Hygiene Instruction Research
Nicole Pentis 2 D3 Lucia Cevidanes Evaluating Dental and Craniofacial Bionetwork for Image Analysis's Dissemination Efforts
Tylor Gauger 3 D4 Peter Polverini Collaborative Care Models Between Oral Health and Primary Care Providers: A Systematic Review

  Basic Science

Name Place Level Mentor Title
Genevieve Romanowicz 1 D1 Dave Kohn The Role of Collagen Cross-Links in Bone Mineralization
Alexandra Oklejas 2 Undergrad Jacques Nör Perivascular Niche and Self-renewal of Dental Pulp Stem Cells
Amol Shah 3 Undergrad Brian Pierchala Biphasic Functions of Ret in the Development of the Peripheral Taste System

PhD, Post Doc, Staff

  Clinical Research and Public Health

Name Place Level Mentor Title
Bollamma (Tina) Puchimada 1 PhD Harneet Grewal Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS): A Case Report on Twins with Different Findings
Priscille de Dumast 2 Post-grad Lucia Cevidanes Deep Learning Neural Network for Osteoarthritis of the Temporo-Mandibular Joint
Tobias Fretwurst 3 PhD Rogerio Castillo Peri-implantitis-drives Macrophage Polarization

  Basic Science

Name Place Level Mentor Title
Megan Michalski 1 DDS/PhD Laurie McCauley Defective Efferocytosis (Apoptotic Cell Clearance) Leads to Osteopenia in Mice
Harleen Athwal 2 PhD Isabelle Lombaert The Role of SOX10 in Epithelial KIT + Salivary Gland Stem / Progenitor Cells
Rajat Banerjee 3 Fac/Staff Nisha D'Silva Suppression of DMBT1 Promotes Invasion in Head and Neck Cancer

Dental Hygiene

Name Place Level Mentor Title
Uzma Arif,
Wala Musleh,
Sarah Niazi
1 DH4 Stefanie VanDuine The Prevalence of Race and Pregnancy Gingivitis
Chelsea Holladay 2 DH4 Anne Gwozdek Assessment of Michigan's Dentists' and Dental Hygienists' Perceptions Towards Obtaining Continuing Education Credits for Volunteering in Community Based Clinics
Danielle Dale and Kascey Kim Table Clinic Award DH4 Stefanie VanDuine Efficacy of an Oral Hygiene Regimen