IADR Giddon Award for Distinguished Research in the Behavioral Sciences

The Executive Committee of the Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research Group of IADR announces the Giddon Award for Distinguished Research in the Behavioral Sciences. This award recognizes a single research paper published or accepted for publication between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013.  The paper should be in the field of behavioral science, which includes social or cultural anthropology, education, psychology, psychiatry, sociology or social work as applied to dentistry. Both applied and basic research papers are eligible. Papers in the fields of epidemiology and health services research whould be submitted for consideration for the Sheiham Award.  The Award committee will accept self-nominations or nominations by others until December 31, 2013. The paper should be accompanied by a brief letter describing why it is deemed worthy of an award. Manuscripts accepted for publication but not yet published should be accompanied by a copy of the acceptance letter from the journal editor. Nominations will be acknowledged by email or in writing. The award is made annually provided a meritorious paper is nominated. It is made possible by a contribution from Donald B. Giddon, D.M.D., Ph.D., a founder and former President of the BEHSR Group. Preferably, one of the primary authors for the manuscript selected for the award, will be present to accept the award, or someone on their behalf is expected to attend the award ceremony at the IADR General Session. The senior author will receive a cash award of $350, but all of the authors will be recognized.

Giddon Award deadline: December 31, 2013.

Please send nominations or inquiries to the Third Year Directors from the Officers list

2013 Recipient:
Orawan Nammontri
Nammontri O, Robinson P, Baker S, University of Sheffield, UK. Enhancing oral health via sense of coherence: a cluster-randomized trial. J Dent Res. 2013 Jan;92(1):26-31.

2012 Recipient:
María Carillo-Díaz
Carillo-Díaz M, Crego A, Armfield J, Romero M. Self-assessed oral health, cognitive vulnerability, and dental anxiety in children: testing a mediational model. Comm Dent Oral Epi. 2012; 40: 8-16.

2011 Recipient:
Susan J Wang

Wang SJ, Briskie D, Hu JC, Majewski R, Inglehart MR. Illustrated information for parent education: parent and patient responses. Pediatr Dent. 2010 Jul-Aug;32(4):295-303. PubMed PMID: 20836948

2010 Recipient:
Kressin NR, Nunn ME, Singh H, Orner MB, Pbert L, Hayes C, Culler C, Glicken SR, Palfrey S, Geltman PL, Cadoret C, Henshaw MM. Pediatric clinicians can help reduce rates of early childhood caries: effects of a practice based intervention. Med Care. 2009 Nov;47(11):1121-8.


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