Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine’s annual Research Symposium highlights oral health research through poster and oral presentations.
May 2019 - Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine's annual day of research, the Leo and Mickey Sreebny Lectureship and School of Dental Medicine Research Symposium, highlights research advancements in the field of oral health completed by members of the School of Dental Medicine (SDM) community.
This year's Research Symposium was held on May 2nd at Stony Brook University's Student Activities Center and featured David K. Lam, MD, DDS, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as Keynote Lecturer. Introduced by the day's Honorary Chair, Stephen G. Walker, MSc, PhD, Associate Professor, acting Director of Research, Dr. Lam presented on the importance of translational research and discussed his recent research findings in cancer pain, surgical site infection, and public perception of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
"As clinicians, we have the honor of helping one person at a time, but as scientists, we have the potential to help millions," said Dr. Lam. "I hope my lecture inspired some of our best and brightest students to consider a future in science."
Hundreds of visitors to the event also had the opportunity to view over 20 presentations by pre-doctoral, postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate students featuring translational, basic, and clinical research. Standing alongside their work, presenters welcomed conversation and met with event judges.
"Stony Brook makes research accessible," said Dr. Deborah Mansdorf, resident within the Advanced Education Program in Endodontics. "I like it because the faculty are approachable and, even if you aren't initially well-versed in research, they make it a rewarding and worthwhile experience." Dr. Mansdorf is studying radiation exposure of patients during 3D imaging.
The Research Symposium concluded with a presentation of awards for exceptional research to eight predoctoral students, graduate students and residents: Jihwan Kim, Jasmin Sze, Nicholas Montanaro, Dr. Naser Razaei, Dr. Edmond Rexa, Dr. Jie Deng, and Trina Marie Villanueva.
Melissa Marlin of Dentsply Sirona also announced the selection of Christina Kim as the third-place winner of Dentsply Sirona's Global Clinical Case Contest. Christina's win makes this the second year in a row that School of Dental Medicine students have placed within the top three positions nationally in the competition.
"The annual Research Symposium is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the exciting, and oftentimes groundbreaking, research being conducted within our own community," said Dean Mary R. Truhlar. "We are so proud of our students and faculty for their commitment to discovery and congratulate those who were awarded."
|AADR/Dentsply Sirona Student Research Award||Jihwan Kim, BS, MS (Jihwan Kim, BS, MS; Hsi-Ming Lee, PhD; Lorne M. Golub, DMD, MSc, MD (Honorary); Ying Gu, DDS, PhD) Antioxidant Activity of a Novel Chemically-Modified-Curcumin Compound (CMC 2.24)|
|The Hinman Symposium Award||Jasmine Sze, BS (Jasmine Sze, BS; Jay G. Gao, PhD; Marcia Simon, PhD) Plakoblobin as a Transcriptional Regulator|
|The Omicron Kappa Upsilon Award||Nicholas Montanaro, BSC (Nicholas Montanaro, BDS; G. Bekov, BSC; Georgios Romanos, DDS, PhD) Thermographic Protocols for Implant Irradiation by Diode Lasers|
|The Resident / Fellow Research Award||Naser Razaei, DDS (Naser Razaei, DDS; Julio Carrion, DMD; Angad Singh; Vincent Iacono, DMD; Srinivas Myneni Venkatasatya, DDS, MS, PhD) Enhanced BCR by Application of Novel Perforated Membrane and Platelet-rich-Plasma|
|The Resident/Fellow Research Award||Edmond Rexha, DDS (Edmond Rexha, DDS; Georgios Romanos, DDS, PhD, Wei Hou, Yun Zhang) Effect of Peri-Implant Defect Morphology on Temperature Changes During CO2 Laser Decontamination|
|The Graduate Student Research Award||Jie Deng, BDS, MDS, DDS, Orthodontist, PhD (Jie Deng, BDS, MDS, DDS, Orthodontist, PhD); Heta Dinesh Bhatt, BDS, PhD; Rachel Kogan, BS; Akshani Patel, BS; Tyler Francisco, BS; Kai Xi Lin, BS; Francis Johnson BSc, PhD; Joseph Scaduto, MS, MBA, Founder & CEO, Traverse Biosceinces, Inc.; Lorne Golub, DMD, MSc, DSc (h), MD (honorary), FNAI) A Novel Chemically-Modified Curcumin Reduces Natural Periodontal Disease in Dogs|
|AADR Long Island Section Award||Trina Marie Villanueva, BA (Rebecca Dunninger, BS; Jane Jiang, BS; Jessica Lavery, BS; Trina Marie Vallanueva, BA; Dolores Cannella, PhD; Ann Nasti, DMD) Digital Study Club's Impact on Foundation Knowledge of Emerging Technologies|
|AADR National Student Research Day Award||Heta Dinesh Bhatt, BDS, PhD (Heta Dinesh Bhatt, BDS, PhD; Steve McClain, MD; Hsi-Ming Lee, PhD; Jie Deng, BDS, MDS, DDS, Orthodontist, PhD; Francis Johnson, BSc, PhD; Ying Gu, DDS, PhD; Lorne M. Golub, DMD, MSc, DSc (h), MD (honorary), FNAI) The Maximum-Tolerated-Dose and Pharmacokinetics of a Novel Chemically-Modified-Curcumin in Rats|