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Twenty-Three School of Dentistry Graduate Students Honored at UNC Graduate School Recognition Celebration

Twenty-three current and recently-graduated master’s and Ph.D. students from the School of Dentistry were honored for exceptional contributions to research at the recent Annual UNC Graduate School Recognition Celebration. Each student received full or partial funding for his or her research project through a student-initiated application to a funding source external to the University

Dr. Steven Matson, dean of the Graduate School, presided over the ceremony. During his remarks, he said, “These students are what make us a leading research university – they are the lifeblood of the research enterprise.”

Following are the School of Dentistry students who were honored as Prestigious External Fellowship winners:

Student Mentor Program
Melanie Alazzam Eric Everett Oral Biology
Roger Arce Steven Offenbacher Periodontology
Emily Batson Lyndon Cooper Prosthodontics
Neker Bernuy Eric Everett Orthodontics
Hsin Chen Ching Chang Ko Endodontics
Maggie Fetner Jessica Lee Pediatric Dentistry
Johann Galicea Asma Khan Endodontics
Edward Givens Sompop Bencharit Prosthodontics
Shijia Hu Timothy Wright Oral Biology
Tate Jackson Tung Nguyen Orthodontics
Roopwant Kaur Edward Swift Operative Dentistry
Neil Kessel Garland Hershey Orthodontics
Cynthia Lambert Ann Sanders Dental Hygiene Education
Megan LeCornu Tung Nguyen Orthodontics
Bryan Limmer Lyndon Cooper Prosthodontics
Acela Martinez Steven Offenbacher Periodontology
Brittany Minichbauer Greg Essick Dental Hygiene Education
Stephanie Rhoads Sylvia Frazier-Bowers Orthodontics
Thatsanee Saladyanant Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque Oral Biology
Chien Sim Hiroko Iida Pediatric Dentistry
Qun Tang Sally Mauriello Dental Hygiene Education
David Walker Lucia Cevidanes Orthodontics
Shaoping Zhang Steven Offenbacher Periodontology