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1 Summer Research Opportunities for Dental Students ( click on student summer research on the left menu) Be sure to look for documents marked 2015

2 Summer Research Goals participate in the process of scientific investigation; gain first-hand knowledge and experience with the methodology required for the project; student should collect, analyze and interpret the project data under the guidance of their faculty mentor; present findings at local/national meetings Design, Collect, Organize, Describe, Analyze, Share: D-CODAS


4 Summer Research- Process Identify a mentor and agree on a project Complete an application; see website for application details & format (2015) Address all of the questions on the application – the more detail the better The applications will be scored by members of the Research Committee. –(scoring info on the website)

5 Process DUE April 2; notified early April – submission preferred; mentor must provide a letter of support. (form available) Submit IRB documents as needed (human subjects approval)– start ASAP 2 student research meetings during June – dates TBD

6 Summer Research Program Human Subjects Research Submit IRB documents as needed (human subjects approval)– start ASAP Any project that requires IRB approval, will require you to complete the CITI (human subjects protection) certificate. Will need to provide exemption or approval documentation for your project

7 Funding Support Summer Stipend $2300 Paid in 2 installments; 2nd payment after progress reports and mentor signs off on your participation for each payment: July 31, August 31. Progress benchmarks: 1. Lit review and background; expanded from the application 2. IRB if required 3. Develop a data collection tool

8 Travel Travel; support may be competitive $____ to DEFRAY expenses; we do not guarantee that all your travel expenses will be covered with this amount.

9 Your Responsibilities Complete the project activities; honor your time committment Submit an interim and final progress report when requested. Submit abstract for national meeting –AADR preferred Your are expected to give an ORAL presentation at Professional’s Day; you may also contribute a poster presentation

10 FAQ 1.Off campus project? Typically, no; need a mentor at the off-campus site; need a letter of support & understanding from off-site mentor; also a local mentor; thoroughly described project. Partial stipend 2. When conducted? 8 weeks between May 1 and July 30; some flexibility; you are expected to fulfill commitment to a full-time 8 week project. Mentors will need to sign off on your time.

11 FAQ 3. Shorter time period? No 4. Shared projects? Permitted, BUT the projects must be clearly delineated. 2 separate abstracts must be possible, which address distinct questions. These will be stringently reviewed 5. Is everyone funded? Not necessarily. Create a strong application. Answer the questions on the application thoroughly.

12 What makes a successful project? Scope –all or mostly accomplished by Aug 1. Dental school mentor – collaboration is encouraged but if your project depends on outside activities out of your control….. Your interest & persistence Letting me know if you are having problems

13 2016 AADR Los Angeles –Abstracts usually due Oct. 1 QUESTIONS?

14 Oral defense mechanisms; Oral Innate Immunity, Human beta defensins; genetic variation in HBDs; oral cancer Dr. Aaron Weinberg – [BEST CONTACT if interested in basic science research – he will hook you up w/faculty] Dr. Ge Jin – ; Rm Dr. Vernon – oral health in HIV – ; Rm 3540) Basic Science Research Department of Biological Sciences – 3 rd Floor

15 Comprehensive Care Dr. Lisa Lang (Chair): [She is your best contact for CompCare faculty & –Dr. Teich –Dr. Kaleinikova , –Dr. Akkus, , –Dr. Aurelio Alonso, ; TMD, patient surveys, chart Clinical Research

16 Clinical Projects –Dr. Baur, Chair, Oral Surgery, –Dr. Russell Wang, Comp Care, (see his slide) –Dr. Andres Pinto, Chair, Oral Diagnosis. Rm Clinical Research

17 Periodontics Dr. Leena PD and systemic health Orthodontics –Dr. Marty Palomo –Dr. Manish Valiathan Pedodontics –Dr. Sharon Freudenberger –Dr. Masahiro Heima Clinical Research

18 Drs. Narendran, Williams –School-based: Sealant program, Xylitol study –Special needs populations; Oral health disparities –Community centers Community- Based



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