Osseointegration Foundation announces first Student Travel Grant recipients
Arlington Heights, Ill., January 17, 2018 – Initiated in 2017 to help provide students with financial assistance to advance both clinical application and basic scientific research in the science of osseointegration, the Osseointegration Foundation (OF), the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), is pleased to announce the recipients of its inaugural Student Travel Grant Program.
Mansour AlGhamdi, Scientific Poster – Tufts University
Ghada Alrabeah, Oral Scientific Session – University College London
Essa Alwazan, Clinical Poster – University of Southern California
Goncalo Carames, Scientific Poster – University of Southern California
Sara Elhusseini, Scientific Poster – University of Southern California
Maarten Glibert, Oral Clinical Session – Ghent University
Reo Ikumi, Scientific Poster – Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Wataru Kozuma, Scientific Poster – Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Kevin Lim, Case Reports/Case Series (Poster) – University of North Carolina
Mengmeng Lu, Oral Scientific Session – Columbia University Medical Center
Julio Moreno-Alemán Sánchez, Clinical Poster – University of Southern California
Neha Rajput, Scientific Poster- Tufts University
Diana Sedler, Clinical Poster – University of Southern California
Navid Sharif, Scientific Poster- Loma Linda University
Zeeshan Sheikh, Scientific Poster – University of Toronto
Rafael Siqueira, Oral Scientific Session- University of Michigan
Madeline Swenson, Clinical Poster – University of Iowa
Gabriela Vila, Clinical Poster – University of Florida
I Ching Wang, Oral Clinical Session – University of Michigan
Qianqian Yao, Oral Scientific Session – Indiana University
These students, who are currently enrolled in a dental school program, submitted an abstract for AO’s 2018 Annual Meeting (held February 28 – March 3, 2018 in Los Angeles). They were selected for a travel grant after receiving the top scores of student-submitted oral research and e-poster abstracts for AO’s 2018 Annual Meeting, as reviewed by members of the AO Research Submissions and E-Poster committees.
“AO is the only program in the world that brings together specialists, general dentists, and laboratory technicians to promote all aspects of implant dentistry, and provides the greatest number of travel grants to students. Fostering research at this grassroots level is key to advancing the science of implants for the ultimate benefit of our patients,” said Dr. Robert Lemke, chairman of AO’s Research Submissions Committee and board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon from San Antonio, TX.
Each student was awarded one $1,000 grant. All recipients received grants at the AO 2018 Annual Meeting to assist in paying expenses related to attending and presenting their research in Los Angeles.
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