AADR Bloc Travel Grant

Deadline Extended to October 14, 2014

The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) has received funding from the National Institutes of Health – National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIH-NIDCR) to support travel for dental students and NIDCR tupported trainees to the IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition in Boston, Massachusetts for presentation of scientific papers on dental research. If granted, qualified individuals will be selected to receive funds on the basis of the quality of an abstract accepted for presentation at the Meeting.

The funds will be used to support travel expenses for qualified individuals. This amount should assist in covering round-trip airfare to the meeting and per diem for housing. Grantees will be required to book their ticket, fly economy-class  and must submit airline receipts after the meeting.

The AADR Program Committee and IADR Groups will review abstracts submitted by individuals applying for travel grant funds, and the AADR Program Committee will make the final selection of the travel grant recipients. The Program Committee will base its decision on and assign high priority to: 1) originality of research design, 2) innovations in technique, and 3) scientific merit.

Preference will be given to first-time applicants and those who have received the Bloc Travel Grant only one time previously.

Eligibility:
To be eligible for a travel grant, applicants must be:

  • Dental students enrolled in accredited U.S. dental schools (at the time of submission).
  • Must be a citizen or non-citizen national of the United States or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., in possession of a currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551, or some other legal verification of such status). Non-citizen nationals are generally persons born in outlying possessions of the United States (e.g., American Samoa and Swains Island).
  • Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible to apply for this award.

Application:
To apply you must select the AADR Bloc Travel Grant for Students and fill out the eligibility requirements when submitting your abstract for the IADR General Session. The deadline for abstract submission is October 14, 2014.

Program Evaluation Report:
Award recipients and their Faculty Advisors will be required to provide a follow-up report containing an evaluation of the program and outlining the career paths of the recipient which relate to continued research activities. Failure to provide the follow-up reports will result in the student having to refund award monies. Information about these evaluations will be sent to recipients after the meeting.

Travel Grantee Evaluation Report:
Through the evaluation process, the AADR and NIDCR seek to learn what the grantees obtained from participating in an international meeting, both short- and long-term benefits. The AADR will request from each grantee, within 90 days of the meeting, a formal report on the overall experience, with a narrative description of future professional goals and research objectives.

Faculty Advisor Travel Grant Evaluation Report:
A key element of the travel grant program evaluation is the active involvement of the mentor or sponsor of each participating student, trainee, or fellow. The AADR will request a one-time follow-up report from the faculty advisor on the student’s experience at the scientific meeting.

For information, please contact: Sheri S. Herren, Strategic Programs Manager at sherren@iadr.org.

2014 AADR Bloc Travel Grant Recipients

Jesse Bloomfield University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Clark Browne University of Alabama, Birmingham
Grace Chen University of California - San Francisco
Catherine Doswell University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, School of Dentistry
Nicholas Freel University of Nevada, Las Vegas - School of Dental Medicine
Ivy Fua University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry
Francis Mante University of Pennsylvania
Jane Myung University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry
Rubie Rakian University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Audrey Rakian University of Texas - San Antonio / Health Science Ctr
Kelsey Riffel University of Missouri - Kansas City
Lindsay Row University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine
Chelsie Todd University of Nevada, Las Vegas - School of Dental Medicine

2013 AADR Bloc Travel Grant Recipients

Samantha Aguinaldo-Wetterholm University of California, San Francisco
Chad Allen University of Iowa
Ayat Alzaki New York University
Ami Amini University of Connecticut Health Center
Hope M. Amm University of Alabama at Birmingham
Jonathan An University of Washington
Erin Breen Boston University
Jared Burr The Ohio State University
Benjamin Chaffee University of California - Berkeley
Joy Chang University of California, San Francisco
Tiffany Chen New York University
Erin Lynn Ealba University of California, San Francisco
Angela Gullard University of Alabama at Birmingham
Molly Ashton Hague  University of California, San Francisco
Ji Youn Han The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Jonathan Havener  Baylor College of Dentistry
Hannah Heair University of Alabama
Andrew Holpuch  The Ohio State University
Kyle Howell  University of Pittsburgh
Hong-Yuan Hsin University of Pittsburgh
Kei Katsura University of California, San Francisco
Shahryar Khaliq University of Pittsburgh
Kang Ko   University of Pennsylvania
Maria Kuzynski University of Alabama at Birmingham
Natalie Rivard La Rochelle University of California, San Francisco
Jamie LaPierre Tufts University
Nathaniel Casselman Lawson University of Illinois at Chicago
Jeremy D. Lin University of California, San Francisco
Thomas Jefferson Lucas University of Alabama at Birmingham
Michael Morris University of California, San Francisco
Miranda Mulligan University of Minnesota
Alexander Munaretto University of Illinois at Chicago
Girija Naidu State University of New York
Jessica Nix University of Alabama at Birmingham
Jacob Ramirez  University of Colorado
Elizabeth Razdolsky University of Illinois at Chicago
Traci Marie Saito Oregon Health & Science University
David Schuweiler University of Minnesota
Jordan Scott University of Alabama
Richard Solem University of California, San Francisco
Brent Sorenson University of Minnesota
Sarah Syklawer University of Alabama
Rohit Ummer The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Elijah Wang Loma Linda University
Andrew Weaver University of Minnesota
Mateusz S. Wietecha University of Illinois at Chicago
Youjin Yang University of Pennsylvania
Michael Zhang The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

 

2012 AADR Bloc Travel Grant Recipients

Hope Amm University of Alabama at Birmingham
James Blackburn University of California, Los Angeles
Mary Bowman University of Alabama
Brieanna Lise Carlson University of Minnesota
Benjamin Chaffee University of California, Berkeley
Sarah Chang University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Jyoti Dangi University of Pennsylvania, Robert Schattner Center School of Dental Medicine
Sarah Gray Temple University
Roopwant Kaur University of North Carolina
Mark Kersten University of Minnesota
Dave Kojic University of Alabama at Birmingham
Megan Laughlin University of Southern California
Thinh Le University of Minnesota
Amanda Meyer University of Nebraska
Vikaskumar Patel New York University
Anuja Patel University of Colorado
Don Phipps University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Audrey Rakian University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Nathan Risley Oregon Health & Science University
Kelly Russell University of Nebraska Medical Center
Giancarlo Santos University of California, Los Angeles
Richard Solem University of California, San Francisco
Keaton Tomlin University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Emily Tschetter University of Nebraska
Michael Walters University of Pennsylvania
Ying Wang University of Alabama at Birmingham
Fernanda Gwinner Oregon Health & Science University

 

2011 AADR Bloc Travel Grant Recipients

Forrest Bailey University of Alabama
Kaitrin Baloue University of Illinois at Chicago
Angela C. Brown University of Pennsylvania
Matthew Burks Baylor College of Dentistry
Michael Capozzi The Ohio State University
William Cheng University of California, Los Angeles
Smit Dangaria University of Illinois at Chicago
Neha Das University of California, San Francisco
Joseph Eliason University of California, San Francisco
Ashlee Franklin University of Tennessee
Stephen Lamar Greene Howard University
Emily Hahn Medical College of Georgia
Byungdo Han The Ohio State University
Jianjun Hao University of Illinois at Chicago
Christopher Harris University of Mississippi Medical Center
Benjamin Hechler University of Missouri -Kansas City
Kelly Higgins University of North Carolina
Heather Hirsch Indiana University
Sandra Imoehl University of Iowa
Danny Kalash University of Florida
Cheryl Kang University of California, San Francisco
Shahryar Khaliq University of Pittsburgh
Anne Lindley Baylor College of Dentistry
David Steven Nedrelow University of Minnesota
Anu Nellissery University of Connecticut Health Center
Conrad Parks University of Nebraska
Jonathan Petersen Medical University of South Carolina
Yonesha Phair University of North Carolina
Cristina Piazza University of Alabama at Birmingham
Jason T. Rogers University of Iowa
Niousha Saghafi University of California, San Francisco
Nathan E. Schoenly State University of New York - Buffalo
Brian Smith University of Iowa
David Summerford University of Alabama at Birmingham
Helen Tsao University of Texas - Houston/Health Science Center
Jay Valiyaparambil University of Connecticut
Tucker VanYperen Case Western Reserve University
Anika Voisey Baylor College of Dentistry
Emily K. Wang University of Iowa
Mateusz S. Wietecha University of Illinois at Chicago
Anne Ziegler University of Michigan

 

2010 AADR Bloc Travel Grant Recipients

George Abichaker University of Southern California
Ida Anjomshoaa University of Pittsburgh
Mahshid Bahadoran University of North Carolina
Amir Chalak University of California, Los Angeles
William Cheng University of California, Los Angeles
Matthew Cozin Columbia University
Stephen Greene Howard University
Ryan Haimof University of California, Los Angeles
Naseeba Khouja Indiana University
Edwin Kwon University of Detroit Mercy
Matt Larson University of Alabama at Birmingham
Nathaniel Lawson University of Alabama at Birmingham
Thomas Lucas University of Alabama at Birmingham
Laurie McCullough University of the Pacific
Remi Nair University of Michigan
Shivani Patel Medical College of Georgia
Dhruti Patel Medical College of Georgia
Megan Pugach University of Pennsylvania
Changchun Ren University of Alabama at Birmingham
Tina Sampat Medical College of Georgia
Michael Sher University of Pennsylvania
Ashley Smith Medical College of Georgia
Jessamy Stengle University of Nebraska
Bryan Swanson University of Washington
Elizabeth Wallmann University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Blake Warner The Ohio State University
Nicholas Wilson University of Colorado
James Yoon Medical College of Georgia
Xueming Zhang University of Alabama at Birmingham

 

2009 AADR Bloc Travel Grant Recipients

Kaitrin Baloue University of Illinois - Chicago
Nicole Barkhordar University of California, San Francisco
Brian Bolerjack University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry
Byron Earl Capps University of North Carolina
Weston Carpiaux University of Southern California
Bryan Chai University of Maryland Dental School
Gyusik Cho New York University
Diana Choi University of Iowa
Deborah Dietrich University of Iowa
Matthew Drescher University of Iowa
Rachel Dulebohn Medical College of Georgia
Jeremy Alan Horst University of Washington
Craig Huber University of Iowa
Yee Ping Hung University of Southern California
Caroline Jermanus University of Florida
Monik Jimenez  Harvard School of Public Health
Colin Kong University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
Anna Kreymer  University of California, Los Angeles
Ejvis Lamani University of Alabama at Birmingham
Jonathan Markham University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry
William McBride University of Iowa
Genavieve McGivern University of Missouri -Kansas City
Gregory C. Millar University of Texas - San Antonio / Health Science Ctr
Melissa Moutray University of Nebraska
Alexander Nee University of California - San Francisco
Katelyn Niu University of Maryland Dental School
Lindsey C. Pingel University of Iowa
Lilliam Marie Pinzon University of California, San Francisco
Luke Powell University of Alabama
Phuong N. Quang University of California, San Francisco
Lauren Rennick University of North Carolina
Kirsten Rittenbach University of California, San Francisco
Brian Robertson University of Maryland at Baltimore
Nikita Ruparel University of Texas - San Antonio / Health Science Ctr
Deema Saad University of California, Los Angeles
Namita Sakhuja University of Nebraska
Renee Schulte University of Florida
Sara Simpkins McLin University of Texas - San Antonio / Health Science Ctr
Grant Snider University of Missouri-Kansas City
Christian Solem Harvard University
Katherine Stidham University of Alabama
Christina Tran University of California, San Francisco
Anna Turabelidze University of Illinois - Chicago
Chi Tonglien Viet University of California, San Francisco
Mateusz S. Wietecha University of Illinois - Chicago
Mary E. Wilson University of Alabama at Birmingham
Desiree Yazdanshenas University of Southern California
Leanne Zahid University of Alabama
Xueming Zhang University of Alabama

 

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