Annual Student Research Day

Student Research Day 2014 - Tuesday, February 18th

Each February, the College of Dentistry hosts its Student Research Day, which provides dental students, who are engaged in research projects, with an opportunity to present their work to the faculty, alumni, industry representatives, and their peers.

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The event is coordinated by the Department of Bioscience Research. Classes are canceled and the dental clinics are closed in the afternoon to encourage all students and faculty to attend the event and support the student presenters.

The annual event is held in mid-February in the Schreir Auditorium, which is located in the Student Alumni Center (SAC) on Madison Avenue.

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The program includes a key note lecture by a world-class speaker in Oral Translational Research. The lecture is followed by an afternoon of presentations. Students may choose to present their work in table clinic or poster formats (IADR/AADR poster standards are recommended).

Presentations are judged by a panel of faculty, alumni, and industry representatives. Students compete for several honors to be awarded.


Honors include:

  • The Student Clinician Award for the Most Outstanding Presentation (sponsored by Dentsply/ADA)
  • The student who receives this honor will receive a trip to the ADA annual meeting to present his/her research project.
  • The Harold Cloogman Award for Best Summer Research Program project
  • The James C. Ragain Awards for Student Summer Research Program projects in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th places

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Also presenting at the Student Research Day are Graduate Medical Education Students. These advanced students will compete for the Graduate Program Research Award.