AADOCR Hatton Competition

The American Association for Dental, Oral & Craniofacial Research (AADOCR) is entitled to send qualified individuals to compete in the IADR Hatton Competition and Awards. These individuals will be selected on the basis of an oral presentation competition to be held at the AADOCR Annual Meeting & Exhibition.

The competition is designed for junior investigators (junior, senior and post-doctoral) who exhibit potential for a productive career in dental research. Mentors are strongly urged to support and select a project for the competition that is original, well-planned, and carefully executed. Mentors are also urged to ensure that the correct Category for Competition is selected.

Award Prize

$1000 first place winners and $500 second place winners (one in each category)

Key Dates

Applications Open:

Jul 11, 2022

Applications Closed:

Oct 19, 2022

  • Must be U.S. citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States
  • MUST be AADOCR members
  • Entrants cannot have won previously in the same category

2022 Recipients:

Junior Category – Second Place

Maryam Baldawi
Using A Deep Learning Model To Improve Dental Caries Diagnosis            

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Maryam Baldawi
Junior Category – First Place

Mohamed Rawas-Qalaji
Piezo1 Mechanosensor Downregulates Osteoclastogenesis by Suppressing the AKT/GSK3β Pathway
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Mohamad Rawas
Senior Category – Second Place

Michelle Scott
Impact of JUUL e-cigarettes on oral host microbial interactions
The Ohio State University, Columbus

michelle scott
Senior Category – First Place

Jaden Lee
Multi-level Modulation of Interleukin-6-trans-signaling by Porphyromonas gingivalis in Epithelial Cells
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston

Jaden Lee
Post-doctoral Category – Second Place

Fatma Mohamed
Alpl Ablation in Neural Crest Lineages Causes Dentoalveolar Defects Characteristic of Hypophosphatasia
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

fatma mohamed
Post-doctoral Category – First Place

Joe Nguyen
Rapamycin immunosuppression enhances mTORC3 signaling after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant
NIDCR, Bethesda, MD, USA

Joe Nguyen

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Awards, Fellowships and Grants Coordinator

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