Research, Scholarships

School Wins ADEA/Gies Dental Research Scholarship

The School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received the 2014 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) / William J. Gies Foundation Dental Research Award the recent the ADEA Annual Session. The scholarship, presented biannually, supports dental research at the predoctoral level.

“This award is truly an honor for our school,” said Jane Weintraub, dean of the UNC School of Dentistry. “It is bestowed to only one dental school and only once every two years. Dental research is an integral part of our school’s mission. I’m thrilled that some of our incoming pre-doctoral students will benefit from this funding, have the opportunity to learn from our outstanding faculty and experience the joy of discovery.”

The award supplies $35,000 to the school over a four-year period to support predoctoral research. It is the school’s responsibility to identify the students who have a unique research interest or who may pursue dental research careers to benefit from the funds. The participating students will be supervised by faculty members.

“The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry is very supportive of research at all levels, and they are especially cognizant of the value of mentored student research,” said Stephen K. Young, D.D.S., M.S., chair of the ADEA Board of Directors. “ADEA and the Gies Foundation congratulate the school and Dean Weintraub’s efforts to expand what is already a diverse and robust research enterprise by engaging her outstanding faculty to mentor more students in their research endeavors.”