Awards

IADR Bernard Sarnat and IADR Craniofacial Biology Award

Applications are requested from students (dental and graduate), residents in certificate programs, and post-doctoral fellows for the following awards:

Bernard G. Sarnat Award in Craniofacial Biology

  • US $500 cash award
  • This award is supported by interest from a $10,000 endowed donation by Dr. Bernard G. Sarnat to the Craniofacial Biology Group and by the membership of the Craniofacial Biology Group.

Craniofacial Biology Group Award

  • US $300 cash award
  • This award is supported by DENTAID and the membership of the Craniofacial Biology Group.
Award Prize

US $300; $500

Eligibility

  • Bernard G. Sarnat Award: Senior Category (preferably PhD students and post-doctoral fellows)
  • Craniofacial Biology Group Award: Junior Category (preferably MS and dental students, residents in certificate programs)

Background

Trainees are eligible to apply to only one award program sponsored by the CFB group. If you are uncertain which award program would best fit your training level and/or your research, please contact Shankar Rengasamy Venugopalan, DDS, DMedSc, CAGE (Ortho), PhD (venugopalan@uiowa.edu).

Applications are requested from students (dental and graduate), residents in certificate programs, and post-doctoral fellows for the following awards:

These awards recognize original and outstanding research on craniofacial growth and development. The awardees will each receive an engraved plaque and the specified monetary prize.

Each applicant must be the primary author and presenter of a poster accepted for presentation at the IADR General Session. The applicant must pre-register for the meeting as a student, and must be a member of both the IADR and Craniofacial Biology Group to be eligible for this award program. It is not necessary to send additional documentation of student status.

Only poster abstracts will be considered and judged.

Research submitted for the 2022 General Session & Exhibition of the IADR, will be eligible for consideration for the Sarnat or Craniofacial Biology Group Awards, provided it has not been published. When submitting the abstract, it must be assigned to the Craniofacial Biology Group and entered as either a Sarnat or a Craniofacial Biology Group Award candidate. IADR deadline dates and procedures should be followed. No additional materials are necessary, only the abstract submitted to the IADR General Session will be considered. The abstracts will be pre-screened and not more than 10 abstracts will be chosen for the Sarnat and Craniofacial Biology Group poster session finalists.

The abstracts will be judged for (1) originality and scientific design of the investigation, (2) suitability of the methods of analysis, and (3) scientific value of the work. Selected finalists will be judged at the 2022 IADR/APR General Session & Exhibition for (1) – (3) above and (4) quality of the poster, oral presentation and responses to questions. The poster presentations will be scheduled early in the meeting so that the winner can be announced at the Craniofacial Biology Group business meeting.

Note for booking travel arrangements: Finalists will be expected to be available for the judging session typically held Wednesday AM at the start of the IADR General Session, and to present their posters for general viewing later in the week during the session. The Craniofacial Biology Group’s business meeting is usually held on Thursday evening. Due to scheduling conflicts, applications cannot be made to either the Sarnat or Craniofacial Biology Group and IADR Hatton Award competitions.

Questions about this award?

Shankar Rengasamy Venugopalan

The University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics Department of Orthodontics

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