Dr. Sara El Husseini Ahmed, an Osseointegration Foundation Student Travel Grant recipient who attended AO’s 2018 Annual Meeting as a second year periodontal resident from the University of Southern California stated, “It felt like a great accomplishment to present my research project at such a keystone meeting in our field.”
Osseointegration Foundation announces 2019 Student Travel Grant recipients
Twenty-five dental students from around the world will have the opportunity to present their research at the global nexus for implant dentistry – the Academy of Osseointegration’s (AO) 2019 Annual Meeting — as a result of Student Travel Grants awarded by the Osseointegration Foundation (OF).
Initiated in 2017 to help provide students with travel cost reimbursement to present their research at AO’s Annual Meeting, the OF, the philanthropic arm of AO, increased the number of grants awarded to 25 this year with additional support received from Anker Dental Systems.
The winning students were selected for a travel grant after receiving the top scores of student-submitted oral research and e-poster abstracts for the Annual Meeting (to be held March 13-16, 2019 in Washington, DC) as reviewed by members of the AO Research Submissions and E-Poster committee. The list of recipients includes:
Livia Lamunier de Abreu Camargo
Guarulhos University, Brazil
Malmo University, Sweden
Ohio State University
Edemar Junior Fronchetti
Jose Maria Araujo Gonzalez
Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas, Mexico
Hector Robles and Silvia Kristel Solis Hernandez
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Givelton Coimbra da Luz
Universidade de Guarulhos, Brazil
Laura Koo Min Chee
University of Illinois at Chicago
Firas Al Yafi
University of Kentucky
University of Michigan
Farahnaz Fahimipour and Lauren Katz
University of North Carolina
University of Toronto
Katherine L. Roll
University of Washington
Diana Sedler and Jasveen Wadia
Edmondson Kelsey and Laura Nelson Rabe
Virginia Commonwealth University
Zhejiang University, China
Dr. Sara El Husseini Ahmed from Egypt, who is also finalizing her paper for publication, feels AO “is one of the most educational meetings that really addresses hot topics in academic manner more than any other meeting.”
OF’s Student Travel Grants allow students to come to AO’s Annual Meeting to present their research, which also gives them an opportunity to meet world renowned doctors in implant dentistry. One of last year’s recipients, Dr. Ghada Alrabeah from London, England, stated the greatest honor was to meet and have the opportunity to speak with Prof. Tomas Albrektsson University of Gothenburg. In addition, Dr. Wataru Kozuma from Japan enjoyed the Annual Meeting as an opportunity to talk with people from around the world.
“We are happy that many of these students were able to gain in so many ways by receiving these grants. This is a very positive step in demonstrating the value of the grants by not only increasing attendance of young researchers and clinicians but of their increased role as leaders,” Dr. Lemke concluded.