AADOCR NSRG 411 Rapid Research Competition

The NSRG began offering the 411 Rapid Research in 2019 at the IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition as an opportunity for pre-doctoral dental students to grow their ability to communicate their science to a non-scientific audience.

Award Prize/Recognition
  • $750 First Place winners (Basic Science and Clinical/Public Health),
  • $500 Second Place winners (Basic Science and Clinical/Public Health),
  • $250 Third Place winners (Basic Science and Clinical/Public Health)
Key Dates

Applications Open:

Jul 08, 2024

Applications Closed:

Oct 22, 2024

  • A pre-doctoral dental student in good academic standing, without an advanced degree or doctorate in any field
  • A student member of AADOCR

Award Recipients

Basic Science Category – Third Place

Matthew Yee, Columbia University, New York City, NY

Decellularized Perichondrium Hydrogels for TMJ Repair 

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Basic Science Category – Second Place

Jonathan Matthew Banks, University of Illinois at Chicago

NG2/CSPG4-Mediated Transcription Facilitates Osteochondral Differentiation During Mandibular Fracture Healing


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Basic Science Category – First Place

Nour Hilal, UT Heath at Houston

EFTU-2 and SYF-3 are required for the post-transcriptional regulation of ZIP-10 

Clinical/Public Health Category – Third Place

Braedon Gunn, Texas A&M, Dallas

Evaluation Of Preformed Orbital Implants Using 3D Segmentation Wounds  

Clinical/Public Health Category – Second Place

Justin Hunt, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Periodontal Impact of Orthodontic Incisor Retraction Beyond a Biological Boundary    

Clinical/Public Health Category – First Place

Kaitlin Healy, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL

Biocompatibility of Biodegradable Plant-based Straws Used as Tissue Engineering Scaffolds