For the first time since 2019, IUSD held Research Day’s poster presentations in person, with the remainder of the program presented in person and online as a hybrid event. Students presented 93 posters of their research conducted under the mentorship of their faculty.
The 2022 event was IUSD’s 30th commemoration of Research Day, celebrating the search for truth and new knowledge – the heart of our mission to improve oral health for all people.
Dr. Richard Gregory, who served on every planning committee for the past 30 years, shared his remembrances, especially those of Research Day founder Dr. George Stookey, who died earlier this year.
Speakers for this 30th annual Research Day included Dr. Nisha D’Silva, professor at University of Michigan School of Dentistry, who delivered the keynote address on subverting the microenvironment of oral cancer. Dr. Thankam Thyvalikakath, IUSD director of dental informatics, presented on the role of informatics to improve care. And Dr. Tien-Min Gabriel Chu, associate dean for research, gave an update on IUSD’s research program. Dr. Angela Bruzzaniti, director of dental student research, and Dr. Simone Duarte, associate professor and president of IN-AADOCR, presented student research and faculty and staff awards, as well as honors from the IUSD Alumni Association.
View photos of the 30th annual Research Day here.
30th Annual Research Day Award Recipients:
IU School of Dentistry Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award for Research
Dr. Domenick Zero
IU School of Dentistry Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching
Dr. Ned Warner
IN-AADOCR Research Staff Award
Dean’s Award for Research Excellence
Niki Gheibi Dehnashi
Cyril S. Carr Research Scholarship
Research Honors Program – Certificate of Achievement
Co-Winners: Niki Gheibi Dehnashi and Ashley Karczewski
Outstanding Participation in Research Certificate
Brittany Gehlhausen and Andrew Doan (as D2s); Carrie Walton and Justina Anigbo (as D3s); Ashley Karczewski and Khaled Al Nasr Allah (as D4s)
King Saud University Distinguished Research Faculty Travel Award
Dr. Anderson Hara
Elizabeth A. Hughes Dental Hygiene Case Report Award
Co-Winners: Jesse Closser and Allie Owens; Madison Roberts and Mackenzie Romero
IN-AADOCR Undergraduate Student Research Award
AADOCR Student Research Day Award
Dentsply Sirona/AADOCR SCADA Award
IDA Student Research Award
King Saud University Predoctoral Student Travel Award
Niki Gheibi Dehnashi
IN-AADOCR Pre-doctoral Clinical Case Report Award
Tyler Whitfield and Alyssa Hoy
Delta Dental Award for Innovation in Oral Care Research
Tyler Wood and Lan-Lin Chiou
King Saud University Travel Award for Best Clinical Case Report
Lan-Lin Chiou and Toshiki Nagai
King Saud University PhD Student Travel Award
IN-AADOCR Post-Doctoral Fellow Award
Maynard K. Hine Award for Excellence in Dental Research