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Call for Applications: Smiles for Life Research Award

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The Smiles for Life Curriculum was created in 2005 to address a lack of oral health curricula for primary care and other non-oral health providers. Over the past decade, Smiles for Life (SFL) has become one of the most robust oral health educational programs in the United States. Smiles for Life has had over 1,250,000 discrete online visits, and numerous medical, nursing, physician assistant, medical assistant, pharmacy and other health schools use the modules in their institutions.

The SFL Steering Committee encourages the report of research involving the SFL curriculum through an annual SFL Research Award. The $600 award may be used toward travel and accommodations to present SFL-related research results at an educational conference.

The SFL Research award has the following eligibility criteria:

  • Representatives from any learning institution (including students) who have published or had their study accepted for publication or presentation at a conference using some aspect of SFL as the basis of the education. This may include graduate or postgraduate institutions of any health profession and any professional format (poster, platform, publication) in the 2018 calendar year.
  • Report should include sound outcome measures, reasonable numbers of learner participants, and the results submitted for presentation within a reasonable timeframe from conclusion of the study.

Applications should be completed in scientific abstract format up to 500 words with the following components:

  1. Background/Problem
  2. Methods
  3. Results/Outcomes
  4. Conclusion/Implications 

Please also list author information and the forum where the data have been published, submitted or accepted for presentation and the format (poster, oral presentation or publication).

Two awards will be given annually to support applicant travel and accommodations to present the research findings in a scholarly forum. Judges will include members of the SFL Steering Committee and SFL Consultants.

Applications are due July 31, 2018. Awardees will be notified by Aug. 31, 2018. Applications can be submitted to Lisa Forsberg at researchaward@niioh.org.

Published on June 13, 2018

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