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Seventh Annual Research Day

Have you ever found yourself wondering what happens in all the Dental Tower labs when you’re wandering around a floor, looking for an office or meeting room? Dr. Kenneth Anusavice, left, and Dr. Antoni P. Tomsia, who gave the key address for the event. The Seventh Annual Research…

Jermanus receives AADR award

, 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…

Young investigator makes significant impact

Shannon Wallet, Ph.D. Shannon M. Wallet, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the UF College of Dentistry, received two grants and one contract, totaling more than $800,000 to fund her research within the UF College of Dentistry. Wallet recently received a $402,875, two-year grant from the National Institutes of…

Three faculty awarded FEOs

Katherine Karpinia, D.M.D., M.S. Three UF College of Dentistry faculty received UF Faculty Enhancement Opportunity (FEO) awards – the first time these awards have been given. Of 15 applicants for the first round of FEO award at the university, 12 were funded with three of those awarded to…

Koutouzis receives AAIDRF grant award

Theofilos Koutouzis, D.D.S., M.S. Theofilos Koutouzis, D.D.S., M.S., recently received an American Academy of Implant Dentistry Research Foundation (AAIDRF) Award in order to complete his research project “Comparative Soft and Hard Tissue Responses to Titanium and Polymer Healing abutments.” The award of $2,000, plus $500 for travel expenses…

Low Elected AAP President

Samuel Low, D.D.S., M.S. Samuel Low, D.D.S., M.S., of Gainesville, Fla., was installed as President Elect of the American Academy of Periodontology Board of Trustees during its 94th Annual Meeting, held in Seattle in September. Low is Associate Dean and professor of periodontology in the College of Dentistry…

Low receives FDA’ 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award

Samuel Low, D.D.S., M.S. Samuel Low, D.D.S., M.S., M.Ed., recently received the 2008 Florida Dental Association’s J. Leon Schwartz Lifetime Achievement Award. Given during the annual Florida National Dental Convention held in June in Orlando, this is the highest achievement award bestowed by the FDA and is presented…

Seven College of Dentistry Faculty Promoted

Congratulations to the College of Dentistry faculty members whose promotions were recently approved by UF President Machen and are effective on July 1, 2008. We are especially honored that Ann Progulske-Fox, PhD, Oral Biology Department, was promoted to distinguished professor. The awarding of this title recognizes her as one of…

UF Periodontist Honored by Colleagues

D. Lawrence Brock, D.M.D., assistant clinical professor of periodontology at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, was honored by faculty of the department of periodontology during the college’s annual senior banquet for graduating University of Florida student dentists. Brock received the 2007 Educator Award from the American Academy of…

Low to Lead New Strategic Partnership Initiative

Samuel B. Low, D.D.S., M.S., M.Ed., a professor of periodontology, has been appointed associate dean for continuing education and strategic partnerships. This represents a new and important initiative for the college of providing a faculty liaison for the college’s existing and developing relationships with professional organizations, the state legislature and…