A.T. Still University-Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH) held Research Week Jan. 17-20. Participants attended lunchtime presentations by faculty and experts from private industry. The event culminated in ASDOH Student Research Day on Friday, Jan. 20, in which eight students presented their research projects.
Lucas Shin, D3, won the American Dental Association (ADA) Dentsply Sirona Student Clinician Award. He will represent ATSU-ASDOH in a national poster competition hosted by ADA in October. Austin Shackelford, D3, won the student American Association for Dental Research (AADR) award. He will represent ATSU-ASDOH at the AADR annual session in March.
On Saturday, Jan. 21, Still Research Institute Center for Oral Health Research (SRI COHR) hosted its inaugural scientific symposium in partnership with the Arizona Chapter of the AADR. More than 150 dentists, dental hygienists, scientists, and students attended the event, representing three dental schools and five dental hygiene schools.
The symposium was chaired by Ann Spolarich, RDH, PhD, director of research at ATSU-ASDOH and co-director of SRI COHR. Distinguished guests included Jack Ferracane, PhD, president of AADR; John Mitchell, PhD, president of the Arizona Chapter of AADR; and Brian Schmidt, DMD, MD, PhD, of New York University. Dr. Schmidt gave the keynote address on the state of the science of oral cancer research.