11th Annual Pre-AADR and Student Research Competition :: 2021

This year’s Pitt Dental Medicine 11th Annual Pre-AADR and Student Research Competition was held virtually in two phases. Students shared their pre-recorded presentations in phase 1, and participated in a live Zoom Q&A session in phase 2.

Dr. Alexandre R. Vieira serves as the Director of Student Research and supported a panel of students and faculty to serve as judges to help select the student winners. The panel was chaired by Ariana Kelly (DMD Class of 2021). Members of the panel were Drs. Adriana Modesto, John Burnheimer and Joanne Prasad. ASDA officials Stephanie Cisek, Katherine Glickman and Matthew Palmer (all members of the Class of 2023) served as judges to select the ASDA sponsored-award.

Student participants were competing for the following five awards.

Lily Hartsock

DMD Class of 2023

SCADA and Dentsply Sirona Student Clinician Program Award

This award provides support to participate in the 2022 AADR meeting in Atlanta in March, 2022. Name engraved on a plaque near the Office of Research.

Student mentor Alexandre R. Vieira

Yejin Ki

DMD Class of 2023

Hinman Student Research Symposium Competition

This award provides support to go to a competitive national research symposium at the University of Tennessee in November, 2021 (the symposium will be held virtually this year).

Student mentor Charles Sfeir

Gabrielle Ulery

Oral & Craniofacial Sciences Academic Program

AADR­—Local Pittsburgh Chapter Award

This award recognizes outstanding clinical or basic science research by a predoctoral, dental hygiene, or graduate student. Name engraved on a plaque outside the LRC.

Student mentor Alexandre R. Vieira

Jin Xu

DMD Class of 2022

School of Dental Medicine Award (Dr. O. Jack Penhall Awards)

This award recognizes outstanding clinical-science research by a dental student. The award was initiated by Dr. O. Jack Penhall, DMD ’73, private practice (retired) in Greensburg, Pa., and former National ADA Student Research Judge (cash award).

Student mentor Alexandre R. Vieira

Yejin Ki

DMD Class of 2023

ASDA Award

This award recognizes an outstanding clinical or basic science research by a dental student (cash award).

Student mentor Charles Sfeir