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Wallet wins UF Excellence Award

Published: May 29th, 2013

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

Shannon Wallet, Ph.D.

Shannon Wallet, Ph.D.

Shannon Wallet, Ph.D., received the Excellence Award for Assistant Professors from the University of Florida Provost’s Office in May 2013.  She was one of 10 awardees at the university.

“We are very proud of Shannon’s accomplishments. This is the fourth year in a row that one of the 10 award winners was a member of our college. It is an outstanding streak and reflects the quality of our junior faculty,” said Teresa A. Dolan, D.D.S., M.P.H., professor and dean.

A committee of distinguished professors and eminent scholars from across campus selected the winners, focusing on the quality and innovativeness of the research, and sought to balance the diverse intellectual streams the candidates represented.

The awards are focused on junior faculty and recognize 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.

Wallet, an assistant professor in the UF Department of Periodontics, conducts research that focuses on the innate immune responses in both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics with the understanding that they are similar diseases with different mechanisms leading to manifestation.

Previous recipients at the college to receive the award are Seunghee Cha, Ph.D., D.D.S., Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences; Luciana Shaddox, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., Department of Periodontology; and John K. Neubert, D.D.S., Ph.D., Department of Orthodontics.

For a complete list of awardees and for more information about the award, click here.