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Student Research Day/Leo Sreebny Distinguished Lectureship

The Student Research Day / Leo Sreebny Lectureship is an annual event supported by a generous gift from Dr. Sreebny* along with financial support from the Office of the Dean and various corporate sponsors that have included Wrigley, Ultradent, P&G, Johnson and Johnson, Henry Schein, GC America, Colgate and Brasseler USA Dental, LLC.

Overseen by the Office of Research the event includes a keynote speaker and poster presentations by predoctoral students, postdoctoral residents and graduate students.  All students, residents and faculty are encouraged to participate.  Awards are presented for Outstanding Poster Award, Outstanding Oral Presentation Award and the ADA/Dentsply Student Award.  

*Dr. Sreebny currently resides in the Seattle, Washington area.  He is one of the founding members of the Department of Oral Biology and Pathology as well as a former Dean of the School of Dental Medicine.  His work in salivary biochemistry and xerostomia (dry mouth) has helped an enormous number of people with this debilitating disease.



2016 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque, Professor, Department of Oral Ecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry.

Title: "Decoding Oral Disease and Malignancy: Lessons from the Immune Suppressed."

2015 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lina Obeid, Professor, Department of Medicine; Dean for Research, School of Medicine.

Title: "Bioactive Sphingolipids in Inflammation and Cancer."

2014 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences; Dean, School of Medicine.

Title: "Basic and Clinical Research at Stony Brook Medicine."

2013 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jane A. Weintraub, Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry.

Title: "An Outlier's Research Path: Integrating Population Science, Clinical Practice and Health Policy to Improve Oral Health."

2012 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Evie Lalla, Associate Professor, Division of Periodontics, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.

Title: "Exploring the Link Between Periodontitis and Diabetes: Lessons Learned."

2011 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Denis Kinane, Morton Amsterdam Dean at School of Dental Medicine and Professor of Pathology and Periodontics at University of Pennsylvania.

Title: “Epithelial Cell’s Inflammatory Role and Disease Susceptibility.”

2010 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mone Zeidi, Professor of Medicine and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in NYC since 1999.

Title: “Understanding Skeletal Diseases in the Post-Genomic Era.”

2009 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Glick, Associate Dean of Oral-Medical Sciences School of Osteopathic Medicine – Arizona.

Title: “The Role of Dentists in Overall Health and Well Being.”

2008 Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Wong, Professor and Associate Dean of Research from UCIA School of Dentistry, Director of the UCIA Dental Research Institute (DRI).

Title: “Can Spit be the Answer to Our Oral Cancer Concerns?”