PRE-STUDENT SUMMER RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
A SUMMER TO REMEMBER
Take advantage of the School of Dental Medicine’s Summer
Research Scholarship Program! You will have an experience that will influence
how you practice dentistry. You will learn to distinguish evidence-based
science from “hype.” You will learn to appreciate and evaluate new research
findings and how to apply them to clinical practice.
You will also earn some money while becoming introduced to the dental
school before you start here.
WHY SHOULD DENTAL
STUDENTS ENGAGE IN RESEARCH?
Dental students traditionally learn basic and clinical
sciences including appropriate treatment modalities and methods that are
necessary to become competent practitioners. Continuing progress in dental
research has enhanced accuracy in diagnosis and has improved patient
management. Therefore, both clinical training and oral health research serve to
improve the dental care provided to the public.
You will also be well prepared to compete for opportunities to travel, with
financial support, to present your research at venues throughout the country.
You will also eligible to participate in our Research Day
at the school where we can showcase the research activities of our students. You can display at Research Day what you
have accomplished in dentally related research before you even started in the
The University of Colorado chool of Dental Medicine,
supports a Summer Research Scholarship Program, enabling eligible
students to experience basic science or clinical research for a sustained
period of time during the summer prior to beginning their dental studies.
Depending on the level of accomplishment, students may
have the opportunity to present their research at the annual American
Association for Dental Research (AADR) meeting as well as other national
MENTORS: Students will conduct a research project under the
direction of a faculty member in the School of Dental Medicine.
DURATION: 8 weeks (320 hours)
BEGINNING: May-June before your first term
STIPEND: approximately $4,000
based on hours
who have been accepted and have paid their deposit to the University of
Colorado, School of Dental Medicine, are invited to apply. Research
activities will be under the mentorship of a faculty member listed below.
This highly competitive award is intended to provide a select number of
students an opportunity to engage in oral health research during the
summer prior to starting their dental training. The applicants must be
able to complete the proposed research during the award period.
APPLY: Visit our website to learn more about our faculty
and specific projects in their laboratories. If interested and eligible,
please e-mail Dr. Sheldon Newman,
Faculty Advisor of the Colorado Student Research Group, firstname.lastname@example.org or call
303-724-1045. We have limited slots available each summer, so if
interested please contact Dr. Newman as soon as possible.
POSSIBLE FACULTY MENTORS
The list below
includes faculty who have worked with dental students in the past. If you find an area of interest on the list
below contact that faculty member and inquire as to the mutual interest you may
have with them. But also let Dr. Newman
know of your interest in applying.
Other faculty members may also be
involved as research opportunities develop.
Diane Brunson, RDH, MPH, Department of Applied Dentistry. Her
specialty area is public health dentistry, which includes assessing oral health
status, evaluation of access-to-care programs, and development of policy
strategies for improving understanding of the relevance of oral health to
David Gozalo, DDS, MS Assistant Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry. His specialty
interest is prosthodontics, dental color and dental implants.
Lonnie Johnson, DDS, PhD Professor, Department of Surgical
Dentistry, and Associate Dean for Clinics. His specialties include the efficacy
of bovine-derived bone grafts in periodontal disease.
Sheldon Newman, DDS, MS Associate
Professor, Biomaterials, Department of Restorative Dentistry and Department of
Orthodontics. His specialty is research
in all areas of dental materials, polymers, metals and TX and interactions with
tooth structure. He also is involved
with clinical research.
Mary Reyland, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Craniofacial
Biology. Her specialties are salivary gland biology, cancer, and apoptosis.
Elizabeth Shick, DDS, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry. Her specialty interest is treatment of
Jeffrey Stansbury, PhD:
Vice-chair, Department of Craniofacial Biology; Associate Dean for Research;
Director, Biomaterials Research Laboratory. His research interests include
polymeric biomaterials, photopolymerization and tissue engineering.
Trevor Williams, PhD Associate Professor, Department of
Craniofacial Biology and Director of Transgenic/Knockout Core Facility. His
specialties include developmental craniofacial biology and cancer biology.
Dr. Sheldon Newman
Biomaterials, Mail Stop 8310
12800 East 19th Avenue
Aurora, CO 8004