The UF National Dental Practice-Based Research Network, or NDPBRN, South Atlantic Region, recently hosted a seminar for UF College of Dentistry Summer Research Students so the students could learn network, results from some of the network’s research projects, and the extent of practitioner participation. DMD students were encouraged to continue participating in dental research by joining the network while in school and, in the future, participate at a more active level when they are in practice.
The UFCD Student Summer Research program was launched in 1995 by the Office of Research to provide incoming dental students, who have an interest in research, the opportunity to execute a research project. The 10-week program provides students with a structured research experience, while forming relationships with faculty and becoming familiar with the college, prior to beginning dental school. Many continue their research activity throughout dental school. Students receive three hours of elective credit in the fall semester for their research activities.
Pictured left: 2019 DMD Summer Research Program participants from left: Neeshi Patel, Chelsea Kopp, Shina Patel, Luke Fischer, Marissa Burkholder, Azeem Mohiuddeen and Jaime Cardascia.