Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine applauds individual student investigators who, in addition to completing their didactic and clinical dental program, have acquired research skills and engaged in significant and sustained 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 Research.
To be considered to receive the DDS with Distinction in Research upon graduation, the student must:
1. Be in good academic standing.
2. Submit the application to the Office of Education by February 28th, 2020.
3. Have participated in the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Summer Research Fellowship Program (Pre-D1 or D1) and/or other sustained documentable research experience while in dental school.
4. Have presented at an annual Leo Sreebny Distinguished Lectureship/Student Research Day.
5. 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.
6. Provide a letter from the research mentor confirming continuity of research experience while in dental school.
7. 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 funding.
8. Awarding of DDS with Distinction in Research is at the discretion of the Office of Education.