Shaddox wins UF Excellence Award for Assistant Professors

Published: July 20th, 2011

Category: Honors, Awards & Appointments, News, Periodontology, Research

Luciana Shaddox, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Periodontology, was selected for a University of Florida Excellence Award for Assistant Professors.

Shaddox was one of only 12 selected for the award given by the Provosts Office. The award focuses on junior faculty and recognizes their potential for excellence in research. Each award is a one-time allocation of $5,000 in support of research that can be used to fund travel, equipment, books, graduate students and other research-related expenses.

Shaddox heads several research projects including an NIH-funded R01 grant to study aggressive periodontitis in children. In 2010, she received a Teaching Fellowship Award from the American Academy of Periodontology which recognizes young faculty members’ success in educating. She obtained her dental, master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Campinas in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

University of Florida Excellence Award for Assistant Professors
The Award Selection Committee members are appointed annually from University of Florida Distinguished Professors and Eminent Scholars. For a list of all the winners and more information: