Awards, Faculty and Staff

Wright Named William J. Gies Award Recipient

022002WrightTim Wright, DDS, MS, professor in the department of pediatric dentistry, has been named the 2002 William J. Gies Award recipient for his paper “Unique Enamel Phenotype Associated with Amelogenin Gene (AMELX) Codon 41 Point Mutation”.

The paper is co-authored by Darren Ravassipour, a class of 2000 graduate and a current resident in the school’s orthodontic program. Ravassispour’s work was done while he was a predoctoral student and American Association for Dental Research Fellow working in Wright’s lab.

The William J. Gies Award recognizes the Journal of Dental Research’s best scientific paper during the past year. Nominations are made by individuals, by the Gies Award Committee, and by the editor of the JDR.

Wright will receive the Gies Award plaque and a $500 cash prize during the opening ceremonies of the IADR/AADR Annual Session on March 6, 2002, in San Diego, Calif.