IADR Colgate Research in Prevention Travel Awards

Supported by Colgate-Palmolive Company

Extended Deadline: October 17, 2016

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 General Session & Exhibition in San Francisco, Calif., USA, March 22-25, 2017, by the 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 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.

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 October 13 abstract deadline, and winners will be notified before the General Session. 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.


2016 Recipients

Nathan Jones – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Min Gyu Kwak – Stony Brook University, New York, USA

Victor Matsubara – University of São Paulo, Brazil

Vanessa Sousa Morena – University College London, England, UK

Tan Nguyen – University of Melbourne, Australia

Vinay Pitchika – Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany

2015 Recipients

Andres Alvarez, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

Nailê Damé-Teixeira, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Karolina Kaczor-Urbanowicz, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Fatema Khanbhai, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Yuliya Mulyar, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

Dara Shearer, University of Otago, New Zealand


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


Daniel    Moreinos - Hebrew University, Israel
Yoav Neumann - Hebrew University, Israel
Linda Okoye - University of Nigeria, Enugu campus, Nigeria
Anastasia Papapostolou - USA
Ranawaka Arachchige Prasad Perera - Hong Kong
Juliano    Pessan - Brazil

Chaminda Seneviratne - The University of Hong Kong
Jason Armfield - Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, Australia
Jennifer Crowe - USA
Seok-Mo    Heo - SUNY at Buffalo, USA
Thomas    Postma - University of Pretoria, South Africa
Juliane    Tanomaru - Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru-USP, Brazil

Anita    Bhavnani - USA
Anshula    Deshpande - Municipal College of Dental Sciences, India
Michiko    Makino - Kyushu Dental College, Japan
Xiuli Sun - USA
Sergio    Uribe - University of Valparaiso, Chile

Maximiliano Cenci - Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
Daichi    Chikazu - The University of Tokyo, Japan
Ayodeji    Esan - Obefemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Diep Ha - University of Adelaide, Australia
Michael    Passineau - Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, USA
Haiping    Tan - The University of Adelaide, Australia

Rahena    Akhter - The University of Sydney, Australia
Lekan Ayo-Yusuf - University of Pretoria, South Africa
Raghad    Hashim - Ajman University, United Arab Emirates
Luigi    Nibali - University College London, England
Adeyemi    Olalekan - University of The Witwatersrand, South Africa
Petros    Papagerakis - University of Michigan, USA
Mairobys Socorro - Universidad Central de Venezuela, Venezuela

Nadia Al-Hazmi - King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
Phyllis    Beemsterboer - Oregon Health & Science University - Portland, USA
Loc Do - The University of Adelaide, Australia
Akihisa    Fukuda - USA
Shimin Li - State University of New York - SUNY - Buffalo, USA
Quang Nguyen - USA
Giovana    Pecharki - PUC-PR, Brazil


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