DDS with Distinction in Research




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    The Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine (SBU-SDM) applauds
    individual student investigators who, in addition to completing their
    didactic and clinical dental program, have acquired research skills and
    engaged in significant research activity. The goals of student research are
    to foster scholarship and critical thinking skills, to add to the body of
    scientific information and to facilitate recruitment of students into
    dental research careers. Dental students who distinguish themselves in the
    area of research during their DDS training should receive formal
    recognition in the form of a special Diploma, the DDS with Distinction in

    The Office of Research at SBU-SDM will be responsible for administering the
    application process for the DDS with Distinction in Research, based on the
    criteria stipulated below, as well as for awarding the special diploma at
    commencement. The Office of Education at SBU-SDM will be responsible for
    ordering the correct Diploma, documenting the academic standing of the
    student and recording the special honor on their student records.

    To be considered to receive the DDS with Distinction in Research upon
    graduation, the dental student must:

       1.    Be in good academic standing according to the Office of Education.

       2.    Submit the application to the Office of Research by January 31 of the
          student’s fourth year (senior year) of the DDS program.

       3.    Have been a member of the Stony Brook Dental Student Research Society
          (SB-DSRS), of the American Association of Dental Research, as
          confirmed by the SB-DSRS President

       4.    Have participated in the Stony Brook University, School of Dental
          Medicine Summer Research Fellowship Program (Pre-D1 or D1) or other
          documentable research experience while in dental school.

       5.    Have presented at an annual Leo Sreebny Distinguished
          Lectureship/Student Research Day.

       6.    Be an author on an abstract accepted to a state, national or
          international research meeting or on any other research paper,
          consisting of research conducted while in dental school.

       7.    Provide a letter from the research mentor confirming continuity of
          research experience while in dental school

       8.    Special consideration and priority will be given to students who have
          participated in national meetings, research fellowships or awards,
          such as ADA/Dentsply, IADR Student Research Fellowship, NIH/Fogarty
          International Clinical Research Scholars Program, Hinman Student
          Research Symposium, NIH Summer Research Fellowship, HHMI-NIH Research
          Scholars Program or other forms of extramural recognition and/or

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