AADOCR Hatton Competition

The American Association for Dental, Oral & Craniofacial Research (AADOCR) is entitled to send qualified individuals to compete in the IADR Hatton Competition and Awards. These individuals will be selected on the basis of an oral presentation competition to be held at the AADOCR Annual Meeting & Exhibition.

The competition is designed for junior investigators (junior, senior and post-doctoral) who exhibit potential for a productive career in dental research. Mentors are strongly urged to support and select a project for the competition that is original, well-planned, and carefully executed. Mentors are also urged to ensure that the correct Category for Competition is selected.

Award Prize

$1000 first place winners and $500 second place winners (one in each category)

Key Dates

Applications Open:

Jul 26, 2021

Applications Closed:

Oct 18, 2021

  • Must be U.S. citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States
  • MUST be AADOCR members
  • Entrants cannot have won previously in the same category

2021 Recipients:

Junior Category – Second Place

Charlotte Martin
Epigenetic Editing of Endogenous Periodontal Transcription Factors by CRISPR Activation
Columbia University, New York, NY, US

Charlotte Martin
Junior Category – First Place
  • Natalie Atyeo
  • Oral Herpesvirus Infection Induces FOXQ1, a Novel Lytic Cycle Promoter
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, US
Natalie Atyeo
Senior Category – Second Place
  • Waheed Awotoye
  • Whole-Genome-Sequencing Reveals de-novo Mutations Associated with Nonsyndromic Cleft Lip/Palate
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, US
Waheed Awotoye
Senior Category – First Place
  • Kyle Vining
  • Mechanical Checkpoint Regulates Monocyte Differentiation in Fibrotic Matrix
  • Harvard University, Boston, MA, US
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Post-doctoral Category – Second Place
  • Zhi Ren
  • Supraorganism-like Interkingdom Interactions during Biofilm Initiation in Saliva
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, US
Zhi Ren
Post-doctoral Category – First Place
  • Joshua Emrick
  • Determining the Function of Tooth-innervating Trigeminal Sensory Neurons
  • NIH-NIDCR, Bethesda, MD, US
Image of Joshua Emrick

Questions about the award?

Anthony Jones

Awards, Fellowships and Grants Coordinator

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