The Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Student Research Group (SRG) held a Research Fair on Thursday, September 27, 2012, to encourage and support the incoming students to participate in research during their time at the School. Assistant Director of Pre-doctoral Research Afaf Hourani, SRG members, and all SRG officers were in attendance: President Europa Yang DMD 13, Vice-President Joshua Gilbert DMD 14, Secretary Ray English DMD 14, and Treasurer Insun Yoon DMD 13.
SRG members talked about their past research projects, many of which have won awards and taken students around the US to present their research and connect with fellow dental students and dental professionals. Prospective student researchers had the opportunity to ask questions and also to meet SRG members.
“Research has had a positive impact upon our academic careers,” says Europa Yang. “We are able to think more critically and analyze new studies that are published and new products that are marketed in order to practice evidence-based dentistry.”
“The Student Research Group is vitally important to our School,” says Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter. “I continue to be impressed by the quality of research performed by our students at the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and commend their commitment to advancing the profession of dental medicine through research.”