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Colgate Award for Research Excellence Winners Announced

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Colgate-Palmolive is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Colgate Award for Research Excellence (CARE), which supports oral health research projects across multiple disciplines. The CARE program identifies and supports the next generation of academic researchers by providing $30,000 USD (per project) as Colgate-Palmolive continues to reimagine a healthier future for all. 

Among the 2022 recipients is Decisions in Dentistry contributor Michelle C. Arnett, RDH, MS, who coauthored a motivational interviewing article found in the April issue (available at DecisionsInDentistry.com). The complete list of winners includes:

Michelle C. Arnett, RDH, MS – University of Minnesota,
“Impact of brief motivational interviewing on periodontal clinical outcomes: a 2-year post-trial follow-up” 

Hyuk-Jae Edward Kwon, DDS, PhD – State University of New York, University at Buffalo,
“Identification of heparan sulfate-binding therapeutic targets for correcting cleft palate” 

Roberto Fanganiello, BSc, PhD – Université Laval,
“Creation of physiologically reliable 3D biomimetic bone for regenerative dentistry” 

Noha Gomaa, BDS, MSc, PhD – Western University (London, Canada),
“From home to epigenome: unraveling the links between oral disease and developmental vulnerability in children from low-income families” 

Neha Parikh, BSc, MSc, PhD – The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston,
“Determining the correlation between oral health, microbial dysbiosis, and inflammation in Alzheimer disease” 

Proposals were reviewed by an independent panel of senior academic dental researchers, and winners were selected based on innovation, clinical significance, originality and scientific quality. “We are pleased to fund innovative projects that promise to advance industry knowledge and perhaps even revolutionize dentistry,” notes Maria Ryan, DDS, PhD, vice president and chief clinical officer at Colgate. “On behalf of Colgate, sincere congratulations to the winners of this year’s CARE grant awards.”

From Decisions in Dentistry. May 2022;8(5)6.

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