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‘Bouquot-to-Go’ Award Sends Student to IADR Annual Meeting

From left are AADR Houston Section Research Committee Chair Dr. Ariadne Letra; Dr. Jacqueline Hecht, associate dean   for research; Dr. Jerry Bouquot, retired chair, Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences; award recipient   Elizabeth "Lizzie" May; her mentor, Dr. Gena Tribble, president-elect of the AADR Houston Section; and Dr. Rade   Paravina, current president.

From left are AADR Houston Section Research Committee Chair Dr. Ariadne Letra; Dr. Jacqueline Hecht, associate dean for research; Dr. Jerry Bouquot, retired chair, Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences; award recipient Elizabeth "Lizzie" May; her mentor, Dr. Gena Tribble, president-elect of the AADR Houston Section; and Dr. Rade Paravina, current president.

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

The award was established by now-retired Professor and Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences Department Chair Jerry Bouquot, DDS, MSD, to recognize one outstanding UTSD student researcher each year and pay for that student to travel to the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) conference. May attended the IADR annual meeting in Seattle in March. 

She was selected by the Houston Section of the American Association for Dental Research for her research presentation,  “Understanding Bacterial Competition Mechanisms between Porphyromonas Gingivalis Strains.”  Her faculty sponsor was Gena Tribble, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene.  Read more

 

Two UTSD Students Awarded Schweitzer Fellowship to Promote Oral Health in Elderly

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Two first-year dental students from The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston – Francisco Nieves and Mary Hesse – have been awarded an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship and will complete a year-long community service project to promote oral health among low-income seniors.

Each year, the Schweitzer program selects about 250 graduate students nationwide across various disciplines to work with local community organizations to design and implement projects to improve the health of underprivileged populations.

Nieves and Hesse are the first dental students chosen in the Houston-Galveston branch of the program. During the coming year, they will work together on a 200-hour service project while still fulfilling all of their regular academic duties.  Read more

 

Faculty Invited to May 14 Workshop on Licensing Technology

The Collaborative Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program will host a workshop on “Licensing Technologies: University and Industry Perspectives” from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 at the Denton A. Cooley, MD and Ralph C. Cooley, DDS University Life Center, 7440 Cambridge St.

The event is free, but an RSVP is required, as lunch will be provided on a limited basis, and seating is also limited. RSVP by Wednesday, May 1 to innovate@uth.tmc.edu or 713-500-3533. For more information, go to www.uth.edu/innovateRead more

 

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