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5 Students Earn Travel Awards

Five students won travel awards for their research presentations at the conclusion of the 2011 Dental Student Poster Day Competition.

  • Robert Laraway will represent UMSOD at the 2012 American Dental Association Annual Session in San Francisco, Calif.
  • Martin Stern will represent UMSOD at the Hinman Student Research Symposium in Memphis, Tenn.
  • Kasra Sanjari will represent UMSOD at the Dental Students' Conference on Research in Gaithersburg, Md.
  • Leelah Jaberi will represent UMSOD at the American Association of Dental Research conference in Tampa, Fla.
  • Shebani Pahwa received the Dr. Donald Emerson Shay Graduate Award and will represent UMSOD at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in San Francisco, Calif.

Eleven students presented the results of their research during the competition. Student researchers discussed their presentations with faculty members, who judged each research project based on: its scientific merit, the student's ability to explain the project and the visual display.

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