UW grads win presteigious research awards

The Council on Scientific Affairs (COSA) reviewed 22 applications for the Hellman, Sicher, and Graber Awards and the winners will present their lectures during Annual Session. Of the 6 winners, 2 were recent graduates from the University of Washington.

The Harry Sicher Research Award was awarded to Brienne Roloff-Chiang (Class of 2010) for her research titled The Effectiveness of Mi Paste PlusTM and Prevident® Fluoride Varnish for Treatment of White Spot Lesions: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Her research advisor was Dr. Greg Huang.

Alfonso Navarrete (Class of 2010) was awarded a Thomas M. Graber Award of Special Merit for his research titled Botulinum Neurotoxin Type A: Effects on Bite Force, Masticatory Function and Incisor Eruption in Rabbits. His research advisor was Dr. Sue Herring.


Brie AlCOSA accepted 24 Oral Research applications, 442 E-Poster applications and 42 Table Clinic applications to be presented at the 2012 AAO Annual Session. E-Posters will be available for viewing during the Annual Session and for two months after Annual Session on the AAO Web site.

COSA monitors research on orthodontic appliances and processes that could potentially change the doctor/patient relationship through “direct-to-consumer” products for orthodontic treatment, for the potential impact on the well-being of the patient. COSA members will review this directive at their meetings. COSA continues to be involved with evidence based orthodontic research. Article citations are being added to the evidence based orthodontic research Web site on a regular basis. The Web site is found on the AAO Web site.
Please join us in congratulating our UW graduates. For more information visit the AAO website