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 11, 2023

Applications Closed:

Oct 17, 2023

  • 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

Natalie Atyeo, University of Florida, Gainesville
Epigenetic control of FOXQ1 expression during oral viral infection

natalie atyeo
Basic Science Category – Second Place

Sara Alhaffar, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis
Inhibiting Growth of Oral Microorganisms Using Invertase and Dextranase

sara alhaffar
Basic Science Category – First Place

Won Hee Cho, University of California, San Francisco
Streptococcus sanguinis Upregulates Cytokine- And Inflammatory-Related Gene Expression In OSCC

won hee cho
Clinical/Public Health Category – Third Place

Salima Asifali Sawani, University of Alberta, Edmonton, CAD
Multiple Primary Tumors in Oral Cancer: Patient Characteristics and Survival Patterns

salima sawani
Clinical/Public Health Category – Second Place

Christina Lieng, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Oral Health Promotion and Education Partnership with Community Health Workers

christina lieng
Clinical/Public Health Category – First Place

Drashty Paresh Mody, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis
Salivary Correlates with Clinical and Patient-Reported Assessment of Oral Graft-versus-Host-Disease

drashty mody