Dr. Nadine Brodala, a 2002 graduate of the UNC graduate program in Periodontology and current fellow in the department, was selected to receive a 2002 Balint Orban Memorial Award. The award was given at the annual American Academy of Periodontology in New Orleans on September 25. Brodala was recognized for her research on Porphyromonas gingivalis bacteremias and atherosclerosis in a pig model conducted at the UNC Comprehensive Center for Inflamatory Disorders. Her research mentors were Timothy Nichols, MD, professor, Medicine & Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Steven Offenbacher, DDS, professor, Periodontology.
Brodala was selected among eight finalists and won in the clinical research category. The Orban prize consists of a certificate, a $500 cash award and meeting/travel reimbursement.
Congratulations Dr. Brodala!