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IADR announces recipients of the 2024 IADR Hatton Competition and Award Winners

Grant and Award Announcement

International Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research


Alexandria, VA, USA – The International Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (IADR) has announced the winners of the 2024 IADR Hatton Competition and Award. The recipients were recognized during the Opening Ceremonies of the 102nd General Session of the IADR, which was held in conjunction with the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research and the 48th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, on March 13-16, 2024, in New Orleans, LA.

The recipients are:



  • 1st – Jeremie Oliver Piña, University of Maryland at Baltimore, USA
    Spatial Multiomics Reveal Pax9-dependent Wnt Signaling Fine Tunes Palatal Osteogenesis
  • 2nd – Abdulla Mansoor, Qatar University, Doha
    Evaluation of Mental Health of Students in Healthcare Education Programs at Qatar University



  • 1st – Shuting Gao, The University of Hong Kong, SAR, China
    A Novel Multifunctional Injectable Polyxylitol Succinate-based Bioadhesive for Periodontal Regeneration
  • 2nd – María José Bendek Viera, Universidad de los Andes, Santiago, Chile
    Hyperglycemia Upregulates Placental Inflammation Induced by Porphyromonas Gingivalis-lipopolysaccharide



  • 1st – Sonia Nath, The University of Adelaide, Australia
    Super Donor Assessment Tool for Oral Microbiome Transplantation
  • 2nd – Ciaran Moore, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
    Post-Radiotherapy Dental Disease in Head and Neck Cancer Patients


The Hatton Award was first presented as the "Novice Award" in 1953 and is the oldest IADR Award. The name was changed to the Edward H. Hatton Award in 1957 to honor IADR past president Edward H. Hatton. The competition is designed to provide an opportunity for the best junior investigators from all IADR Divisions and Sections to present their research at the annual IADR General Session. A major goal of the IADR Hatton Competition and Awards is to give as many students and new investigators as possible access to the IADR General Session, as well as the experience to present their research to a global audience.

About IADR
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