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Bouquot-to-Go Award Goes to Second-Year Student

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 1:30pm

Pictured with award winning dental student Alisa Dill are (from left) her mentor, Dr. Renato Silva, DDS, PhD ; Dr.  Rade Paravina, director of the Houston Center for Biomaterials and Biomimetics and current President of Houston AADR; Dill; Associate Dean for Research Jacqueline Hecht, PhD;  and Houston AADR Officers Ariadne Letra, DDS, PhD; and Gena Tribble, PhD.

Pictured with award winning dental student Alisa Dill are (from left) her mentor,  Renato Silva, DDS, PhD ; Dr.  Rade Paravina, director of the Houston Center for Biomaterials and Biomimetics and current President of Houston AADR; Dill; Associate Dean for Research Jacqueline Hecht, PhD;  and Houston AADR officers Ariadne Letra, DDS, PhD; and Gena Tribble, PhD.

Alisa Dill, a second-year dental student at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, is the recipient of the Bouquot-to-Go Student Award for Innovation in Research.

She was selected by the Houston Section of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) for her research presentation, “IL1B  Polymorphisms and Periapical Lesion Development in Individuals with Caries.” Her faculty sponsor is Renato Silva, DDS, MS, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Endodontics. The manuscript has been submitted for publication in the Journal of Endodontics.
 
The award was established by former UTSD Professor and Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences Department Chair Jerry Bouquot, DDS, MSD, to recognize one outstanding student researcher each year and pay for that student to travel to the AADR conference. Dill attended this year’s meeting in Charlotte, N.C., from March 19-22.

Bouquot was chair of the Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences at UTSD for eight years before his retirement in 2012. He now resides in West Virginia, where he was a long-time faculty member at the West Virginia University School of Dentistry before coming to Houston. He is currently director of research for the Maxillofacial Center for Education and Diagnostics.