Awards, DDS, Dental Hygiene, Research, Students

Student Research Group Receives Outstanding Local Student Research Group Chapter Award

The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) selected the UNC Adams School of Dentistry’s Student Research Group (SRG) for this year’s Local Student Research Group (LSRG) Chapter Award.  

The award recognizes the SRG’s achievements throughout the year and its effort to continue to foster awareness of research in dentistry. The award seeks to highlight a specific chapter that excels in all categories of a successful student research group.  

The SRG is led by Co-Presidents, Danielle Burgess and Dani Fox, DDS Candidates 2020; Vice President of Communications, Nathan Yip, DDS Candidate 2020; Vice President of Finance, Colin Laprade, DDS Candidate 2021; and Vice President of Advocacy, Riley Allen, DDS Candidate 2021. Tim Wright, DDS, MS, serves as faculty advisor.   

“We are exceedingly proud of our members for their contributions to the success of our local SRG,” said Burgess. “This award recognizes our organization’s dedication to the advancement of dental, oral and craniofacial research and we hope to continue expanding our current initiatives to further engage our budding researchers.” 

We are very honored to receive this award and are immensely proud of what our chapter has accomplished thus far,” said Fox. “We are grateful to our amazing members and faculty for their continuous support and dedication. Our focus lies in making an impact not only in our communities, but on a national scale, and we look forward to continuing our presence on the national stage!” 

This award is a wonderful and well-deserved recognition for the Student Research Group who put forth a great deal of energy and innovation in helping advance research at the UNC-CH Adams School of Dentistry,” said Wright. “The UNC SRG engages students early in their dental experience and provides unique opportunities for student-faculty interactions that help students experience and participate in research.” 

The Adams School of Dentistry’s SRG will be recognized at the IADR/AADR General Session and featured on the National Student Research Group’s website and social media channels as a guide and inspiration for other LSRGs.