Research Day

Participate in our annual Research Day

Students, faculty, and staff across all disciplines at the Indiana University School of Dentistry are encouraged to participate in our annual Research Day event every spring to highlight their research advances and accomplishments.

Our 29th annual Research Day will be held as a hybrid virtual event. The keynote speaker presentation and award annoucements will be held on April 12, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. via video stream.

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Indiana University School of Dentistry’s (IUSD) 29th annual Research Day was a great triumph! The hybrid virtual event, held April 12, 2021, featured almost 70 poster presentations, remarks from Dean Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch and research updates from Dr. Tien-Min Gabriel Chu, associate dean for research. Dr. Marcelo Araujo, DDS, MS, PhD, CEO ADA Science & Research Institute, foundation and chief science officer, American Dental Association, served as keynote speaker. He discussed "The use of scientific strategy to support health policy and clinical practice."

 

“The search for truth and new knowledge is at the heart of our mission to improve the oral health of the people of the state of Indiana and around the world,” said Dr. Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch, IUSD dean. “Participating in research and other forms of scholarship enhances the education of our students by exposing them to the thrill of discovery of new knowledge and providing opportunities for them to disseminate this knowledge through presentations and publications.

 

“I am very proud of all of our student investigators and their faculty research mentors who presented their work today. Our annual Research Day is the day we showcase their science, appreciate the breadth of our work and its impact, and celebrate our investigators for their accomplishments and contributions to advance oral health through excellence in research.”

 

As a hybrid event, student research posters were displayed along the Main Street and High Street corridors of the Fritts Clinical Center. Each presenter recorded presentations to accompany their posters, which can be accessed via a smartphone using the QR codes positioned below each participating poster. For a list of abstracts visit the 2021 Research Day website.

 

The IUSD 29th Annual Research Day awardees:

 

IUSD Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award for Research

Dr. Thankam Thyvalikakath, associate professor and director, Dental Informatics Core Group

 

IUSD Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching

Dr. Daniel Bennett, clinical assistant professor, Biomedical Sciences and Comprehensive Care

 

IN-AADR Research Staff Award

Sheryl McGinnis, Oral Health Research Institute

 

Dean’s Award for Research Excellence

Sydney Twiggs, Dentoalveolar Changes in Class ll/Division 2 Patients Using .018” Appliances

 

DDS Research Honors Program Certificate of Achievement

Co-recipients: Rebecca Shembarger, p53 in Predicting Progression of Potentially Malignant Oral Epithelial Lesions, and Sydney Twiggs, Dentoalveolar Changes in Class ll/Division 2 Patients Using .018” Appliances

 

Cyril S. Carr Research Scholarship

Co-winners: Rebecca Shembarger and Sydney Twiggs

 

King Saud University Distinguished Research Faculty Travel Award

Dr. Angela Bruzzaniti, associate professor and director, Student Research

 

Elizabeth A. Hughes Dental Hygiene Case Report Award

Honorable Mention: Tha Sung and Deborah Gregory, Cultural Challenges and the Effects on Oral Health

Winners: Lindsey Owens and Yelena Fox, Communicating with Individuals with Hearing Impairments in a Clinical Setting

 

IN-AADR Undergraduate Student Award

Olivia Hendzel, Effects of Kalirin on Osteocyte Apoptosis and Bone Mass

 

AADR Student Research Day Award

Marcus Levitan, Timepoint optimization for bone resorption analysis in mouse ligature-induced periodontitis

 

AADR/Dentsply Sirona Student Award for Advancing Dental Research and its Application

Mikki Jaramillo, ACE2 Expression in Symptomatic COVID-19 Patients

 

IDA Student Research Award

Sydney Twiggs

 

King Saud University Travel Award for Excellence in Preventive Oral Health Care

Rebecca Shembarger

 

IN-AADR D4 Case Report Award

Raziel Velgis, Application of CO2 Laser for Maxillary Labial Frenectomy and Vestibuloplasty

 

Delta Dental Award for Innovation in Oral Care Research

Co-Winner: Dr. Katherine Ferry, Evaluation of Soft Tissue Thickness Measurement Accuracy: Three Different Methodologies, and Dr. Kasey Ryan, Radiation of CBCT and Traditional Orthodontic Imaging Utilizing Pediatrics Phantom

 

King Saud University Travel Award for Best Clinical Case Report

Co-winners: Dr. Chandni Batra, Minimally Invasive Surgical Technique for Regenerative Therapy of Intrabony Defects, and Dr. Takahiro Fujii, Correction of Gummy Smile with Lip Repositioning Procedure: Care Report

 

King Saud University Ph.D. Student Travel Award

Dr. Gina Castiblanco-Rubio, Dietary Factors Affecting Urinary Fluoride During Pregnancy in Mexican Women

 

Maynard K. Hine Award for Excellence in Dental Research

Dr. Alice Anne Alcorn, Longitudinal In Vitro Effects of Silver Diamine Fluoride on Early Enamel Caries Lesions 

 

Congratulations to all the awardees for your fantastic work and dedication to research!

 

 

Indiana chapter of American Association of Dental Research President Dr. Kamolphob Phasuk, clinical assistant professor and director, Predoctoral Implant Prosthodontics, and Drashty Mody, D2, served as online co-hosts of this year’s event. Terry Wilson, director, Public Relations and Marketing, and Caleb Clements, clinical photographer and videographer, Dental Illustrations, provided multimedia production for this hybrid event. Other members of the Research Day Organizing Committee include: Nicole Alderson, Dr. Angela Bruzzaniti, Dr. Tien-Min Gabriel Chu, Taylor Dietl, Dr. Simone Duarte, Roxana Fuentes, Dr. Richard Gregory,  Dr. Yusuke Hamada, Lisa Maxwell, Sheryl McGinnis, Dean Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch, Keli Seering, Dr. Sabrina Feitosa Sochacki, Dr. Mythily Srinivasan, and Dr. Yasuyoshi Ueki.

 

 

Research Day 2021

Indiana University School of Dentistry’s (IUSD) 29th annual Research Day was a great triumph! The hybrid virtual event, held April 12, 2021, featured almost 70 poster presentations, remarks from Dean Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch and research updates from Dr. Tien-Min Gabriel Chu, associate dean for research. Dr. Marcelo Araujo, DDS, MS, PhD, CEO ADA Science & Research Institute, foundation and chief science officer, American Dental Association, served as keynote speaker. He discussed "The use of scientific strategy to support health policy and clinical practice."

“The search for truth and new knowledge is at the heart of our mission to improve the oral health of the people of the state of Indiana and around the world,” said Dr. Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch, IUSD dean. “Participating in research and other forms of scholarship enhances the education of our students by exposing them to the thrill of discovery of new knowledge and providing opportunities for them to disseminate this knowledge through presentations and publications.

“I am very proud of all of our student investigators and their faculty research mentors who presented their work today. Our annual Research Day is the day we showcase their science, appreciate the breadth of our work and its impact, and celebrate our investigators for their accomplishments and contributions to advance oral health through excellence in research.”

As a hybrid event, student research posters were displayed along the Main Street and High Street corridors of the Fritts Clinical Center. Each presenter recorded presentations to accompany their posters, which can be accessed via a smartphone using the QR codes positioned below each participating poster. 

 

The IUSD 29th Annual Research Day awardees:

IUSD Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award for Research
Dr. Thankam Thyvalikakath, associate professor and director, Dental Informatics Core Group

IUSD Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching
Dr. Daniel Bennett, clinical assistant professor, Biomedical Sciences and Comprehensive Care

IN-AADR Research Staff Award
Sheryl McGinnis, Oral Health Research Institute

Dean’s Award for Research Excellence
Sydney Twiggs, Dentoalveolar Changes in Class ll/Division 2 Patients Using .018” Appliances

DDS Research Honors Program Certificate of Achievement
Co-recipients: Rebecca Shembarger, p53 in Predicting Progression of Potentially Malignant Oral Epithelial Lesions, and Sydney Twiggs, Dentoalveolar Changes in Class ll/Division 2 Patients Using .018” Appliances

Cyril S. Carr Research Scholarship
Co-winners: Rebecca Shembarger and Sydney Twiggs

King Saud University Distinguished Research Faculty Travel Award
Dr. Angela Bruzzaniti, associate professor and director, Student Research

Elizabeth A. Hughes Dental Hygiene Case Report Award
Honorable Mention: Tha Sung and Deborah Gregory, Cultural Challenges and the Effects on Oral Health
Winners: Lindsey Owens and Yelena Fox, Communicating with Individuals with Hearing Impairments in a Clinical Setting

IN-AADR Undergraduate Student Award
Olivia Hendzel, Effects of Kalirin on Osteocyte Apoptosis and Bone Mass

AADR Student Research Day Award
Marcus Levitan, Timepoint optimization for bone resorption analysis in mouse ligature-induced periodontitis

AADR/Dentsply Sirona Student Award for Advancing Dental Research and its Application
Mikki Jaramillo, ACE2 Expression in Symptomatic COVID-19 Patients

IDA Student Research Award
Sydney Twiggs

King Saud University Travel Award for Excellence in Preventive Oral Health Care
Rebecca Shembarger

IN-AADR D4 Case Report Award
Raziel Velgis, Application of CO2 Laser for Maxillary Labial Frenectomy and Vestibuloplasty

Delta Dental Award for Innovation in Oral Care Research
Co-Winner: Dr. Katherine Ferry, Evaluation of Soft Tissue Thickness Measurement Accuracy: Three Different Methodologies, and Dr. Kasey Ryan, Radiation of CBCT and Traditional Orthodontic Imaging Utilizing Pediatrics Phantom

King Saud University Travel Award for Best Clinical Case Report
Co-winners: Dr. Chandni Batra, Minimally Invasive Surgical Technique for Regenerative Therapy of Intrabony Defects, and Dr. Takahiro Fujii, Correction of Gummy Smile with Lip Repositioning Procedure: Care Report

King Saud University Ph.D. Student Travel Award
Dr. Gina Castiblanco-Rubio, Dietary Factors Affecting Urinary Fluoride During Pregnancy in Mexican Women

Maynard K. Hine Award for Excellence in Dental Research
Dr. Alice Anne Alcorn, Longitudinal In Vitro Effects of Silver Diamine Fluoride on Early Enamel Caries Lesions 

 

Congratulations to all the awardees for your fantastic work and dedication to research!

Indiana chapter of American Association of Dental Research President
Dr. Kamolphob Phasuk, clinical assistant professor and director, Predoctoral Implant Prosthodontics, and Drashty Mody, D2, served as online co-hosts of this year’s event. Terry Wilson, director, Public Relations and Marketing, and Caleb Clements, clinical photographer and videographer, Dental Illustrations, provided multimedia production for this hybrid event. Other members of the Research Day Organizing Committee include: Nicole Alderson, Dr. Angela Bruzzaniti, Dr. Tien-Min Gabriel Chu, Taylor Dietl, Dr. Simone Duarte, Roxana Fuentes, Dr. Richard Gregory,  Dr. Yusuke Hamada, Lisa Maxwell, Sheryl McGinnis, Dean Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch, Keli Seering, Dr. Sabrina Feitosa Sochacki, Dr. Mythily Srinivasan, and Dr. Yasuyoshi Ueki.

Sponsors

Thank you to the Indiana Section of the American Dental Association for Dental Research (IN-AADR) our event sponsors for supporting this year's event.

Platinum
Crest + Oral B Proctor & Gamble
Delta Dental Foundation

Gold
GlaxoSmithKline
International & American Associations for Dental Research (IAADR)
Patterson Dental Supply

Silver
Countour Specialists Dental Lab
Dentsply Sirona
Indiana Dental Association (IDA)
Kerr Dental
Odeme Dental Research
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Presenter information

Are you planning to present your research at Research Day? Here’s what you’ll need to know.

Abstract submission for Research Day 2021 is closed.

Use these guidelines to prepare your abstract:

1. Limit title to a maximum of 10 words. Capitalize the first letter of all principal words as well as the first letter of words of four or more letters. The title should be in bold font.
2. Capitalize all letters in the names of presenters. Use initials for first names and middle names. Omit degrees and academic titles. Place an asterisk after the name of the primary presenter.
3. Place name(s) of institution(s) within parentheses.
4. Do not use all capital letters in the body of the abstract.
5. The body of the abstract limit is 300 words (this does not include the title and author/institution information).
6. The abstract must contain a brief statement of the objectives of the investigation, experimental methods used, and essential results. Results should include data. Results should also include statistics, if applicable.
7. Illustrations are not permitted n the abstract.
8. Results and conclusion must be stated in the abstract. It is not acceptable to report that results "will be presented at the meeting."
9. Abstracts reporting studies with unidentified drugs or materials will not be accepted. All drugs and materials must be identified both in the abstract and during the presentation.
10. Underline the conclusion.
11. Include name of supporting agency and grant number, if applicable.
12. Proofread carefully.

The judging competition is virtual this year. Presenters who compete for awards are required to submit a research poster and video presentation. Judges view the poster and video presentations online and meet with the presenters via online conferences to discuss their research. The award winners will be announced via video stream on April 12, 2021.

  • Presentations should be a maximum of five minutes.
  • We recommend you use a minimum of four but no more than six PowerPoint slides.
  • Bear in mind that the judges and the audience on Research Day may not be experts in your area of research.
  • Describe the aim of your research and explain why it is important to answer your research question.
  • Briefly describe the materials and methods you used to conduct your research.
  • Allocate most of the presentation time to the results of your project. State the results simply and clearly so that significant facts can be readily identified.
  • Conclude the presentation with a brief summary of the essential findings you believe were demonstrated by the experimental data and their clinical relevance.
  • Acknowledge your co-authors, sponsors, and anyone who made significant contributions to your research.

  • You are free to design your own poster from scratch, but be mindful of any size requirements set forth by your event organizers. If you plan on attending the International Association of Dental Research General Session and Exhibition, please make sure to use the appropriate template.
  • To request a PowerPoint template or if you have questions about the layout and printing of posters, please contact IU School of Dentistry Dental Illustrations at dsillus@iupui.edu.

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