The University of Florida College of Dentistry faculty selected Jillian Porto and Navid Ramsi, members of the DMD Class of 2016, as the 2015 Hinman Scholars. They each will receive $4,000 scholarships from the Hinman Board of Trustees.
The awards are given each year to two outstanding junior dental students and will be presented during the 2015 Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta, Ga., in March. In addition to the scholarships, the recipients’ travel to the meeting, and their accommodations and meals for a portion of the meeting, is paid for by the Hinman Board of Trustees.
“I want to congratulate Jillian and Navid on this honor; I have no doubt they will serve as excellence representatives of our college during the Hinman meeting,” said Robert Burne, Ph.D., interim dean.
At the meeting they learn about the latest developments in dentistry, and have time to network with established dentists and help prepare for a successful career in our field. The first Hinman meeting was held in 1911 by Dr. Thomas P. Hinman and was considered to be the first clinic strictly for serious-minded dental educational purposes. Today more than 20,000 dental professions attend each year and the meetings continue to organize in the spirit of Hinman’s motto: Devotion to detail is the secret of success.
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