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Dashti wins Waldron Award at AAOMP Meeting

From left: Dr. Indraneel Bhattacharyya, Dr. Hussain Dashti, and Dr. Don Cohen pose with Dr. Dashti’s winning poster.

From left: Dr. Indraneel Bhattacharyya, Dr. Hussain Dashti, and Dr. Don Cohen pose with Dr. Dashti’s winning poster.

Dr. Hussain Dashti, a pathology resident in the department of oral and maxillofacial diagnostic sciences at the UF College of Dentistry, won the Charles Waldron Memorial Award for Best Faculty-Mentored Poster during the 64th Annual American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology (AAOMP) Meeting in Tucson, Ariz.

Dashti created the poster, “Radiographic Features of Bisphosphonate Associated Osteonecrosis of the Jaws,” using research data from a long-term research project on Oral bisophosphonate associated osteonecrosis of the jaws led by Don Cohen, D.M.D., M.S., a professor in the department of oral and maxillofacial diagnostic sciences. The research is funded by Merck & Company as well as the Harold Stanley Oral Pathology endowment fund.

This is the third time in three years that someone from the UF Oral Pathology Residency Program, directed by Indraneel Bhattacharyya, D.D.S., M.S., has earned a prestigious award during the AAOMP meeting. In 2008 a program resident won the Gorlin Award for Best Research Presentation and in 2009 a resident won the Schafer Award for Best Performance on the Fellowship Exam.

This is the first time the Charles Waldron Memorial Award was given and it includes a $500 cash prize. The award was established to recognize the faculty mentor for best resident scientific poster presentation at the annual AAOMP meeting.