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Supporting Student Research

Student research fellowships of $1,000 each are supported annually by the College of Dentistry through the Center for Oral Health Research. 

Students and mentors engage in research that is typically performed over a 12 month period.  Undergraduates, MS students and dental students are invited to submit proposals; however, preference is given to dental students.   

The Awardees of the 2013 Student Research Fellowships in Dentistry 

Matthew M. Clark                      Mentor:  Larry Cunningham, DDS, MD
Quality Analysis of Alveolar Bone Grafting in Cleft Lip and Palate Patients

Student:  Rod A. Erfani             Mentor:  Craig Miller, DMD, MS
Antiociceptive Effects of Enkephalin Transgene Introduction on Trigeminal Ganglia

Student:  Eric Jacobson            Mentors:  James K. Hartsfield, Lorri Morford, PhD
Evaluation of Insulin-like Growth  Factors-1 (IGF-1) Gene Polymorphisms and Facial Growth During the Pubertal Growth Spurt (PGS)

Student:  Mike McQuinn            Mentor    : David Puleo, PhD    
Calcium Phosphate/Calcium Sulfate Composite Bone Graft Substitutes

Student:  Michael Rechtin         Mentor:  Craig Miller, DMD, MS
Preproenkephalin-Encoding HSV-Vector Mitigation of Acute Orofacial Pain

Student:  Mary Wiechart            Mentor: Craig Miller, DMD, MS
Presence of Epstein-Barr Virus and Cytomegalovirus in Rapid Attachment Loss Sites of Chronic Adult Periodontitis Patients