GSDM Science Day
Science Day Keynote Addresses Gum Disease/Diabetes Link
The diabetes epidemic is being worsened by the prevalence of chronic periodontal disease, according to current research. Both are lifestyle-related diseases that are considered biologically linked. Dr. George W. Taylor researches the relationships between oral and systemic health, particularly the connection between periodontal infection and diabetes. He discussed how treating periodontal disease may improve diabetes outcomes as the keynote presentation on Science Day, “Periodontal Disease: Evidence for its Role in the Diabetes Epidemic,” Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Read more
View the program here.
View the Abstracts Booklet for Science Day 2013 here.
2013 Science Day Winners Honored
Winners from the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) 2013 Science Day were recognized and presented with awards at the fourth annual Science Day Awards Luncheon on April 9, 2013, held in Hiebert Lounge. Students who had recently received other honors in dental research were also recognized. During the luncheon, the award-winning student posters were exhibited on the perimeter of the room, both on digital and paper displays. Read more
Student Award Winners for 2013:
Pre-doctoral student poster
Sonal Chhanabhai, Grace Hannawi, Bruce Herrara, Hatice Hasturk, Thomas Van Dyke, and Alpdogan Kantarci. Department of Periodontology at Forsyth Institute: “Impact of Platelets on Neutrophil Function.”
Pre-doctoral student oral presentation
Martha Neely, Lillelany Santana, Susan Rich, Pushkar Mehra, and Judith Jones. Department of General Dentistry: “A Retrospective Review of Emergency Room Visits for Dental Reasons in Adults.”
Erik Harriman, Yoshio Ohyama, and Yoshiyuki Mochida. Department of Periodontology and Oral Biology: “Characterization of Wdr72 Knockout Rats, Causative Gene for Amelogenesis Imperfecta.”
Post-doctoral student poster
Adriana Valery-Lara, Guoxian Wei, Na Tian, Frank Oppenheim, and Eva Helmerhorst. Department of Periodontology and Oral Biology: “Gluten-degrading bacteria From Human Fecal Samples.”
Post-doctoral student oral presentation
Najla AlRejaye, Richard Pober, and Russell Giordano. Department of Restorative Sciences/Biomaterials: “Strength of Esthetic Brackets During Archwire Tipping.”
Acknowledgment of Other Award Winners
AADR Bloc Travel Grant Recipient
Erin Breen, Meghan Bouchie and Maria Kukuruzinska. Department of Molecular and Cell Biology: “Identification of Vimentin-enriched Cells in Embryonic Submandibular Glands After Wounding.”
2013 AADR Student Research Fellowship Recipient
Erik Harriman, Yoshio Ohyama and Yoshiyuki Mochida. Department of Periodontology and Oral Biology: “Characterization of Wdr72 Knockout Rats, Causative Gene for Amelogenesis Imperfecta.”
Scholars Day Dean’s Award
Mohammad Assaggaf, Selva Sume, Alpdogan Kantarci, Roozbeh Khosravi and Philip Trackman. Department of Periodontology and Oral Biology: “Development of a Phenytoin-Induced Gingival Overgrowth Mouse Model.”
Medical Research Scholars Program
Taylor Nicholas Snider was selected to the new NIH launched program in 2012 and completed the program in 2013.
NIDCR Summer Dental Student Award
Mohamed Bayoumi is the recipient of the 2013 NIDCR Summer Dental Student Award.
Download the Science Day 2013 Abstract