ACPEF News   February 3, 2014

Announcing the 2013 GSK Prosthodontist Innovator Award Recipients

The ACP Education Foundation is proud to announce that two outstanding applications have been selected to share the 2013 GSK Prosthodontist Innovator Award.

Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare through an unrestricted educational grant, this new research award is intended to advance the understanding of prosthodontics related biological and/or materials systems, human behavior, cost and care delivery, as well as economic modeling and quality of life investigations.

Dr. Alireza Moshaverinia is an assistant professor at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California. He received his DDS in 2004 (Iran) and his MS in Dental Biomaterials from the Ohio State University, College of Dentistry in 2009. He completed advanced clinical education in prosthodontics, and earned his PhD in Craniofacial Biology from Ostrow School of Dentistry in 2012. The title of his project is Novel Treatment Modality for Biofilm-mediated Peri-implant Bone Loss: Application of Encapsulated Gingival Mesenchyaml Stem Cells (GMSCs) in Silver Alginate Hydrogel.

Dr. Ghadeer N. Thalji is an assistant professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at University of Iowa, College of Dentistry. She serves as the graduate prosthodontics program director. Dr. Thalji completed her DDS training at the University of Jordan in 1999, going on to earn her prosthodontics certificate in 2009, and a PhD in Oral Biology in 2012 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The title of her project is Comparative Assessment of Alternative Macrophage Differentiation in an Early Osseointegration Model in Healthy Non-Obese Patients vs. Obese Type II Diabetics.

Congratulations to the recipients!


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