SAN ANTONIO — The American Dental Education Association has announced the first class of the ADEA/TheraBreath Student Research Fellowships, recognizing five dental and hygiene students for their proposed clinical research project in the areas of xerostomia or halitosis.
ADEA presented the Fellowships on March 18 at the 2014 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in San Antonio.
"Engaging with the next generation of dentists and hygienists who will go on to make meaningful contributions to clinical research in xerostomia and halitosis is crucial to improving clinical practice," said Stephen K. Young, chair of the ADEA board of directors. "It is a privilege to recognize these five students who have demonstrated a commitment to their own academic achievement. ADEA is also grateful for the generous support of the TheraBreath brand to help us offer fellowships that aid students and our member institutions in advancing this important area of dental research."
The 2014 recipients are:
- Muntather Alameedi, University of Michigan School of Dentistry
- Susan Badanjak, Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene, MCPHS University
- Antoinette DePetro, University of Michigan School of Dentistry
- Luke Shaw, University of Michigan School of Dentistry
- Cassandra Stewart, Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry
Created in 2013, each ADEA/TheraBreath Student Research Fellowship stipend will be paid to the student's dental or dental hygiene school to support the student's basic science or clinical research project in the areas of xerostomia, halitosis or both. Harold Katz, founder of the California Breath Clinics and creator of TheraBreath, pledged $10,000 to fund the new student research scholarships.