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Recipients of the 2021 Colgate Award for Research Excellence Announced

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Colgate is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Colgate Award for Research Excellence (CARE). The CARE Program recognizes a new generation of academic researchers by providing up to $30,000 USD (per project) to support oral health research projects across multiple disciplines. 

The five junior faculty members chosen to receive this year’s awards are:
Adriana Manso, D.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D.—University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry
Novel Multifunctional Curcumin-Based Adhesive Varnish for Caries Control 

Ammaar Abidi, D.D.S., Ph.D.—University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry
Evaluation of the Effects of Phytocannabinoids on Human Gingival Fibroblast Proliferation, Migration, Growth and Inflammatory Cytokine Production

Bianca Dearing, D.D.S., M.Phil., Ph.D.—Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry
The Nashville KROHL Study: Oral Health Literacy in Underserved Mothers

Yuan Liu, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.—University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Oral Candida infection in Infancy and Early Childhood Caries

Zaher Jabbour, D.M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D.—University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry
Does therapeutic Silver Remain in Carious Lesions Treated With Silver Diamine Fluoride and Potassium Iodide? And Does it Affect the Bonding Strength of Restorative Materials?

Proposals were reviewed by an independent, esteemed group of senior academic dental researchers. Winners were selected based on program criteria, which included innovation, clinical significance, originality and scientific quality. CARE grants are typically offered for periods of 12 months.

“The CARE Program fosters the development of junior faculty by providing seed research funding to emerging leaders in academia at a time in their career path when it is most needed,” says Maria Ryan, Vice President and Chief Dental Officer, Global Technology at Colgate. “Every year, we look forward to meeting and supporting talented researchers in the early stages of their careers. We are pleased to fund innovative projects that promise to advance industry knowledge and perhaps even revolutionize the field of dentistry. On behalf of Colgate, sincere congratulations to the winners of this year’s grant awards.”

Established in 2016, the Colgate CARE Program is designed to foster and provide financial support to young academic researchers. To be eligible for the Colgate CARE grant, faculty applicants must be in the first five years of an academic appointment. 

For more information about the Colgate CARE Program for Young Academic Researchers and application guidelines, or visit colgateprofessional.com/care-program (United States) or colgateprofessional.ca/en-ca/care-program (Canada).

Published on June 9, 2021

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