IADR Colgate Research in Prevention Travel Awards

Supported by Colgate-Palmolive Company

Deadline Extended to October 14, 2014

Research Topic
Past Recipients

The IADR is inviting applications from young investigators who have submitted an abstract which has a preventive component for a travel award to support their attendance at the IADR General Session. The objective of this award program is to encourage young investigators to undertake research in the prevention of oral diseases and to facilitate their presentation of this work to the international dental and oral health research community.


  • Young investigators (up to five years  post-graduation from dental, dental hygiene, specialty training, or pre-PhD) are eligible to apply for a travel award. (No persons having already obtained a PhD are eligible to apply.)
  • Entrants must provide a verification letter of their educational status.
  • In addition, entrants can only receive an IADR Colgate Research in Prevention Travel Award once
  • Applicants MUST be IADR members.


  • To apply you must select the IADR Colgate Research in Prevention Travel Awards when submitting your abstract for the IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition in Boston, Massachusetts, March 11-14, 2015, by the October 14, 2014 abstract deadline
  • Fill out the eligibility requirements.
  • Applicants MUST be members of the IADR (including student members) at the time of abstract deadline.
  • Applicants must also submit electronically a separate and more detailed overview of their projects (2 pages, double-spaced).
  • This overview must include brief details of their material and methods, the results of the research including details of statistical analysis, and a brief discussion including how the research will affect the prevention of the condition stated.
  • The overview must be received in the IADR Global Headquarters no later than  October 14, 2014, for the application to be considered.
  • Please submit the overview and verification letter in one PDF package electronically to Sheri S. Herren, IADR Strategic Programs Manager, sherren@iadr.org indicating clearly with your submission that this is associated with the award and including your abstract submission reference.

Submissions must represent original research in the area of disease prevention (for example caries, gingivitis, periodontitis, xerostomia, oral cancer, and any other oral disease or condition). Applications that have as their focus prevention of systemic disease where oral disease is a significant potential contributory factor will also be considered.

In addition to research on various preventive agents, the Committee will consider submissions that focus on preventive programs, demonstration projects, or community programs, providing that outcomes are measured and reported and that the applicant can clearly articulate the benefits of their work in terms of prevention of disease in their overview.

Six (6) awards will be granted—one person from each of the following IADR regions:

  • North America (Canada, United States, and Mexico),
  • Latin America,
  • Europe (including Israel),
  • Africa/Middle East, and
  • Asian/Pacific region (including the Indian sub-continent, Asia, China, Australia/New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, excluding Hawaii and Guam).
  • The sixth award will be made to the next most worthy applicant from any part of the world. In the event that there are no suitable applications from one or more of the geographic regions outlines above, the “extra” awards will be divided between the applicants on the basis of merit and regional distribution.

The winner of each award will receive US $2,000 for expenses to attend the IADR General Session & Exhibition.

All abstracts submitted for the IADR General Session are subject to peer review within the scientific groups of the IADR. Once the abstracts which are the basis of an application for a travel award have been accepted for presentation, they will be grouped into the regional categories outlined above and subject to an adjudication process. The awards committee for this process will be the IADR Awards Review Committee. The Committee’s decision will be made after the January 16 abstract deadline, and winners will be notified before the General Session. The award winners will be formally announced at the Opening Ceremonies of the General Session & Exhibition of the IADR. If selected for the award, the paper must be presented at the meeting (no presenter substitutions allowed). The award cannot be deferred until a future meeting.

The Award is supported by a generous donation from the Colgate-Palmolive Company.


2014 Recipients

Omer Deutsch – The Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel

Duangporn Duangthip – The University of Hong Kong, SAR, China

Jackeline Gallo do Amaral, Araçatuba Dental School, UNESP, Brazil

Rui  Li - The University of Hong Kong, SAR, China


Thatsanee Saladyanant – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

A sixth award was given, but later rescinded due to a failure to comply with the IADR Abstract Rules and Guidelines regarding previously published abstracts.

2013 Recipients

Imade J. Ayo-Yusuf - University of Pretoria, South Africa

Vincenzo Desiderio - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Don Jeevanie Epasinghe - University of Hong Kong, SAR, China

Michele Mauricio Manarelli - São Paulo State University, Araçatuba, Brazil

Sharon Shany-Kdoshim – The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Stephanie Garcia - University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA


2012 Recipients

Cristiane de Almeida Baldini Cardoso - Universidade de São Paulo, Bauru, Brasil

 Pei-Hui Ding - The University of Hong Kong, SAR PR China

Waruna Lakmal Dissanayaka - The University of Hong Kong, SAR PR China

Yolanda Kolisa - University of Pretoria, South Africa

 Raluca Stiubea-Cohen - Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Yu-Wei Wu - Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA


2011 Recipients

 H.M.H.N. Bandara - The University of Hong Kong, SAR, China

Fu Chen - University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, USA

Omer Fleissig - The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

T.D.K. Herath - The University of Hong Kong, SAR, China

Melissa Thiemi Kato - University of São Paulo, Brazil

Jin Hee Kwak - University of California, Los Angeles, USA


2010 Recipients

Omolara Uti – University of Lagos, Nigeria

Hirokazu Konishi - Tsurumi University, Yokohama, Japan

Guy Krief - Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Thais Manzano Parisotto - University of Campinas, Piracicaba, Brazil

Stephen Greene - Howard University, Washington, DC, USA

Li Zheng - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., USA


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