AADR NSRG Mentor Award
In 1997, the AADR National Student Research Group (NSRG) initiated the NSRG Mentor Award. This award was established in order to provide national recognition for outstanding faculty mentors. The recipient of the NSRG Mentor Award will receive a plaque and will be the guest speaker at the annual SRG Faculty Advisors’/SRG Presidents' event during the 2016 AADR/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Los Angeles, California.
Criteria for Nominees
In order to recognize as many mentors as possible, a nominee must not be a past recipient of the mentor Award. Each nominee needs to have experience in research and must show support for student research. The nominee also needs to be a faculty member at the nominating students’ dental school and must be a current member of IADR/AADR.
Making the Nomination
Please include the name of the mentor and a typed essay (approximately one-half to one page, not exceeding one page) describing the nominee and addressing the following points:
- What impact has the nominee had on Student Research and the local SRG?
- How does he/she motivate/teach students?
- A brief background about the nominee’s teaching career (length of time).
- Please mention the nominee’s current on-going projects.
Note: Three students (can be pre-dental, D.M.D./D.D.S., Ph.D., dual degree or post-doctoral students) must sign and date the application. Students must be members of IADR/AADR.
Nominations are considered for two years.
Nominations should be sent to the AADR Headquarters no later than deadline of December 15, 2016.
1619 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3406
Past Mentor Award Recipients
|1997-1998||Dr. Linda LeResche, University of Washington|
|1998-1999||Dr. Anthony Iacopino, Baylor College of Dentistry
(currently at University of Manitoba)
|1999-2000||Dr. Barbara Boyan, University of Texas HSC at San Antonio
(currently at Georgia Institute of Technology)
|2000-2001||Dr. Craig Miller, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry|
|2001-2002||Dr. Sreenivas Koka, University of Nebraska College of Dentistry
(currently at the Mayo Clinic)
|2002-2003||Dr. Mary MacDougall, University of Texas HSC at San Antonio
(currently at University of Alabama – Birmingham)
|2003-2004||Dr. Kenneth Etzel, University of Pittsburgh|
|2004-2005||Dr. Rena D'Souza, University of Texas HSC at Houston
(currently at Baylor College of Dentistry)
|2005-2006||Dr. John Greenspan, University of California - San Francisco|
|2006-2007||Dr. Janet Guthmiller, University of Iowa
currently at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill)
|2007-2008||Dr. Firoz Rahemtulla, University of Alabama – Birmingham|
|2008-2009||Dr. Roger B. Johnson, University of Mississippi|
|2009-2010||Dr. Gerard Kugel, Tufts University|
|2010-2011||Dr. Luisa DiPietro, University of Illinois at Chicago|
|2011-2012||Dr. Robert Spears, Baylor College of Dentistry|
|2012-2013||Dr. Mary P. Walker, University of Missouri - Kansas City|
|2013-2014||Dr. David T.W. Wong, University of California - Los Angeles|
|2014-2015||Burton Edelstein, Columbia University|
|2015-2016||Lisa Chung, University of California - San Francisco|