Alexandria, VA – The American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (AADOCR) announced Dharini van der Hoeven, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry as the 2022 recipient of the NSRG Mentor of the Year. van der Hoevern was recognized during the Opening Ceremonies of the hybrid 51st Annual Meeting of the AADOCR, held in conjunction with the 46th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), on March 21-26, 2022.
van der Hoeven is an Associate Professor and the Student Research Coordinator in the Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry. She obtained her Doctorate in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed her postdoctoral research fellowship at the UTHealth McGovern Medical School.
In 1997, the AADOCR National Student Research Group (NSRG), initiated the NSRG Mentor Award to provide national recognition for outstanding faculty members.
The American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (AADOCR) is a nonprofit organization with over 3,000 members in the United States with a mission to drive dental, oral, and craniofacial research to advance health and well-being. AADOCR is the largest division of the International Association for Dental Research which has over 10,000 members. Learn more at www.aadocr.org.
The AADOCR National Student Research Group (NSRG) is a student-run organization whose main purpose is to foster an environment in every dental school whereby students interested in enriching their dental education through research are encouraged to do so. It is composed of a network of self-governing local student research group (LSRG) chapters at each dental school and is led nationally by officers elected through a majority of votes from all members. Learn more at www.aadocr.org/nsrg.