, a second year resident and a graduate student in the Department of Periodontology, received a prestigious American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Bloc Travel Grant. This award is given to graduate students with exceptional abstracts submitted to AADR.
Jermanus, who conducts research under the supervision of Dr. Ozlem Yilmaz will use this award to travel to the upcoming IADR/AADR meeting in Miami and present her research project involving mechanisms of intracellular survival of P. gingivalis in primary gingival epithelial cells.
She received her bachelors degree in biochemistry from the University of Florida in 2003 and went on to receive her dental degree from Nova Southeastern University college of Dental Medicine in 2007. Her current residency program includes extensive clinical and didactic training in diagnosis and treatment of periodontal diseases with both surgical and non-surgical therapy, oral soft and hard tissue augmentation procedures and dental implant therapy. Carolines hobbies are swimming, reading, cooking, and watching TV. Her future plans include practicing as a periodontist in Florida.