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Honorees Announced for the Colgate Award for Research Excellence (CARE)

Colgate has announced this year’s recipients of the Colgate Award for Research Excellence (CARE).


Colgate has announced 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 across multiple disciplines.

The five junior faculty members chosen to receive this year’s awards are:

Adriana Manso, DDS, MSc, PhD — University of British Columbia, Faculty of Dentistry
“Novel Multifunctional Curcumin-based Adhesive Varnish for Caries Control”

Ammaar Abidi, DDS, PhD — 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, DDS, MPhil, PhD — Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry
“The Nashville KROHL Study: Oral Health Literacy in Underserved Mothers”

Yuan Liu, DDS, MS, PhD — University of Pennsylvania, Penn Dental Medicine
“Oral Candida infection in Infancy and Early Childhood Caries”

Zaher Jabbour, DMD, MSc, PhD — 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?”

Winners were selected based on program criteria, which included innovation, clinical significance, originality, and scientific quality. Proposals were reviewed by an independent group of senior academic dental researchers.

Established in 2016, the Colgate CARE Program is designed to foster and provide financial support to young academic researchers. In order to be eligible for the Colgate CARE grant, faculty applicants must be in the first five years of an academic appointment. For more information and application guidelines, visit colgateprofessional.com/care-program (US) or colgateprofessional.ca/en-ca/care-program (Canada)

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