Research Day Awards - 2019

AADR/SCADA Winner

Name Place Level Mentor Title
Jonathan Oh 3 D1 Chin Wei (Jeff) Wang Maresin 1 Accelerates Extraction Socket Wound Healing and Bone Fill for Alveolar Ridge Preservation

AADR Travel Award

Name Place Level Mentor Title
Shernel Thomas n/a D2 Romesh Nalliah Quality Improvement Training to Improve Safe Opioid Prescribing

DDS, DH, MS, Undergraduate

  Clinical, Population, and Educational Research

Name Place Level Mentor Title
Michael Korleski 1 DH4 Stefanie VanDuine Oral Health Knowledge and Oral Behaviors in Michigan's Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHoH) Community
Lorenzo Tavelli 2 MS/Certificate H.L. Wang Acellular dermal matrix and coronally advanced flap or tunnel technique in the treatment of multiple adjacent gingival recessions. A 6-month randomized clinical trial and a 12-year follow-up
Shernel Thomas 3 D2 Romesh Nalliah Quality Improvement Training to Improve Safe Opioid Prescribing

  Basic Science & Translational Research

Name Place Level Mentor Title
Yuan-Lynn Hsieh 1 MS/Certificate Fei Liu The Effect of Tsc1 deletion by Col2a1-Cre on craniofacial skeletal development
Riccardo Di Gianfilippo 2 MS/Certificate Chin Wei (Jeff) Wang The Immunolandscape of Peri-implantitis Associates with Disease Severity
Jonathan Oh 3 D1 Chin Wei (Jeff) Wang Maresin 1 Accelerates Extraction Socket Wound Healing and Bone Fill for Alveolar Ridge Preservation

PhD, Post Doc, Faculty, Staff

  Clinical, Population, and Educational Research

Name Place Level Mentor Title
Jad Majzoub 1 Postdoc H.L. Wang Long-term clinical and radiographic outcomes of guided tissue regeneration and predictors of stability: a retrospective study in an academic setting
Iya Ghassib and I-Ching Wang 2 Postdoc Chin Wei (Jeff) Wang Patients with Periodontal Disease Have Higher In-take of Specific Medications: A Case-control Study
Shayan Barootchi 3 Postdoc H.L. Wang The influence of palatal harvesting techniques on the donor site vascular injury: a split-mouth comparative cadaver study

  Basic Science

Name Place Level Mentor Title
Ann Decker 1 PhD Russell Taichman GAS6 signaling networks regulate bone homeostasis and potentiate bone regeneration
Maiko Omi 2 Postdoc Yuji Mishina Molecular and cellular analyses of BMP-dependent coupling signals between osteoclasts and osteoblasts during bone remodeling
Han Kyoung Choi 3 Postdoc Fei Liu Autophagy suppression by Atg5 deletion led to osteopenia in mice through mTORC1 downregulation

Dental Hygiene

Name Place Level Mentor Title
Joy Morgan and Erin Strayhorn 1 DH4 Janet Kinney The Relationship of Epigenetic Salivary Biomarkers (8-OHdG and DNMT-1) and Periodontitis
Colleen Freund 2 DH/Deg. Comp Jennifer Cullen Retrospective Study of Opioid Prescription Trends in a Dental School Clinic Using Electronic Health Record Data, 2012-2017
Kassidy Warner and Shelby Warren Table Clinic Award DH4 Stefanie VanDuine and Connie Mackinnon Antibacterial and Anti-inflammatory Properties of Coconut Oil, Sesame Oil, and Essential Oils - A Review

Visiting Scholar

Name Place Level Mentor Title
Xiaoxi Wei 1 Visiting Scholar Fei Liu The impact of Tsc1 deletion in neural crest-derived cells on cranial base development
Bei Yin 2 Visiting Scholar Fei Liu Deletion of Fip200, an essential autophagy gene, in skeletal stem cells compromises bone structural integrity
Shuqun Qi 3 Visiting Scholar Fei Liu Fip200, an essential autophagy gene, mediates the anabolic action of PTH in bone

411 Competition - Local AADR Chapter

Name Place Level Mentor Title
Alexandra Oklejas 1 DDS/PhD Jacques Nör IL-6/STAT3 Inhibition Overcomes Cancer Stem Cell Resistance to Conventional Chemotherapy
Harleen Athwal 2 DDS/PhD Isabelle Lombaert Determining Sox10’s Potential to Induce Potency in Adult Epithelial Salivary Gland Duct Cells
Ben Swanson 3 DDS/PhD Peter Ma Tissue Engineering Scaffold Pore Microarchitecture is an Important Criteria to Guide Regenerative Fate

School of Dentistry - Research Awards for 2019 Presented at Research Day

Jan's Prize Award

Name Title
Jingwen Yang Research Fellow, BMS Department, Yuji Mishina Lab

Distinguished Faculty Award

Name Title
Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MSD, PhD Collegiate Professor of Periodontology, Professor or Dentistry, Director of Graduate Periodontics

Research Staff Recognition Award

Name Title
Kimberly Smith Program Coordinator, Research Office, OHS PhD Program