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Transitions, Appointments and Awards: Mid-December 2013 Update

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NIDCR Welcomes Applications for 2014 NIDCR Summer Dental Student Award

NIDCR_StudentTo expose future dentists to careers in research, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NICDR) offers an outstanding summer training opportunity in its intramural research labs for dental students. The NIDCR Summer Dental Student Award is designed to give talented dental students hands-on research experience and exposure to the latest advances in oral health research. Summer Dental Student Awardees are assigned to mentors who conduct research in the students’ areas of interest. Participation in the program may result in presentation of research findings at a scientific meeting or co-authorship of scientific publications.

The NIDCR provides a competitive stipend for all summer researchers. Acceptance of this reward requires a minimum eight-week commitment. The nominating dental school must agree to support air or ground transportation for their students. Although housing is not supplied by NIDCR, student housing resource guides are provided. 

The Herschel S. Horowitz Scholarship supports dentists pursuing Dental Public Health specialty education in the U.S. and Canada. Scholarship recipients are expected to pursue board certification in dental public health. Dentists must be accepted to a full-time accredited M.P.H. program or the first year of a two-year advanced education program in Dental Public Health, and must be graduates of a CODA-accredited dental school or licensed to practice in a U.S. state.

NIDCR will accept online applications through January 16, 2014. All supplemental application information must be submitted by February 8, 2014.

For additional information on how to apply, please visit  go.usa.gov/Wdbh or contact Deborah Philp, Ph.D., Program Director, at dphilp@mail.nih.gov, 301-594-8444. 


Applications Now Accepted for NIDCR 2014-15 Residency Program in Dental Public

Applications will be accepted until December 31 for the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research’s (NICDR) Residency Program in Dental Public Health. The 12-month full-time or 12-month equivalent part-time Residency Program provides a formal training opportunity for dentists planning careers in dental public health, with an emphasis on oral and craniofacial, health-related epidemiologic research. The Residency Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. Program graduates receive a certificate of completion and are qualified educationally to apply for examination by the American Board of Dental Public Health for specialty certification.

While emphasizing research training and oral disease prevention and health promotion, the residency also provides experience in other areas of dental public health; that is, public health administration and management, the organization and financing of dental care programs and the development of resources. Residents develop an individualized initial training plan, which describes activities to be undertaken during the residency and conduct at least one research project under the guidance of NIDCR staff and other qualified mentors. The training program in research will be tailored to meet the particular interests and previous experience of each individual selected. However, a typical resident’s effort will require that time be spent in each of the following areas: Research methods in dental public health; health policy, program management and administration; oral disease prevention and oral health promotion; and oral health services and delivery systems. Applicants must have a D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree or its equivalent and a graduate degree in public health. Additional information about the program and the application are found at go.usa.gov/Wdb5.

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