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IADR announces 2018 Unilever Hatton Competition and Award Winners

International & American Associations for Dental Research

Alexandria, Va., USA - IADR is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Unilever Hatton Competition and Awards which was held during the 96th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), held in conjunction with the IADR Pan European Regional (PER) Congress, in London, England at the ExCeL London Convention Center from July 25-28, 2018.

Established in 1953 the Hatton Awards are IADR's longest running awards that recognize young researchers. These awards were established to encourage outstanding young dental scientists to carry out research, attend the annual IADR General Session and compete in the IADR Unilever Hatton Competition and Awards.

The IADR Unilever Hatton Competition and Awards provide an opportunity for the best junior investigators from all IADR Divisions to present their research at the annual IADR General Session. Of these international competitors, up to six may receive monetary awards in the junior and senior categories. In 2018, 57 individuals from 26 Divisions and five non-Divisional Sections, travelled to London and competed in this year's Competition. The Competition was held on Tuesday, July 24 from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. BST. These awards are generously supported by Unilever Oral Care, with additional support from IADR.

The winners are:

JUNIOR CATEGORY

1st - Alexandra Oklejas, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Combination Chemotherapy Decreases Head and Neck Cancer Stem Cells

2nd - Heather Wallis, University of Sheffield, UK
Innervation Of The Oral Cancer Microenvironment: A Novel Therapeutic Target?

SENIOR BASIC SCIENCE CATEGORY

1st - Sangwoo Lee, Seoul National University, Korea
Development of Theragnostic Hetero-nanocubes for Head and Neck Cancer Radiotherapy

2nd - Kevin Byrd, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Infrequently Dividing Oral Epithelial Cells Reside in Posterior Palatal Niches

SENIOR CLINICAL RESEARCH CATEGORY

1st Paul Brady, University College Cork, Ireland
Risk Factors for Hypoxaemia During Intravenous Sedation with Midazolam for Minor Oral Surgery in ASA I-II Patients

2nd - Bolanle Akinwonmi, Obafemi Awolowo University, Osun State, Nigeria
Dental Treatment Needs of Children with Special Health Care Needs

The full list of competitors are below:

Division/Section Competitors

American

Kevin M. Byrd

American

Courtney Johnson

American

Tanner Godfrey

American

Yuan Liu

American

Chiranjit Mukherjee

American

Alexandra Eileen Oklejas

Argentine

Ana Laura Sorazabal

Argentine

Antonela Romina Terrizzi

Australia New Zealand

Simona Gatej

Australia New Zealand

Dunia Khider

Brazilian Division

Nathalia Andrade

Brazilian Division

Diana Gabriela de Sousa Soares

British Division

Daniel Morse

British Division

Heather Wallis

Canadian Association for Dental Research

Haider Al-Waeli

Canadian Association for Dental Research

Tong Chen

Chilean

Luis David Gonzalez Quintanilla

Chilean

Blanca Urzúa

Chinese

Lingyan Cao

Chinese

Zhiyong Wang

Colombian

Paula Alejandra Baldion

Colombian

Yudy Catalina Colorado Osorio

Continental European Division

Hermann Agis

Continental European Division

Florian Beck

Continental European Division

Marco Tatullo

East and Southern Africa

Mercy Maya

Egyptian

Hytham Abdelaziz

Indian

Velayutham Gopikrishna

Indian

Ditty J. Mary

Iranian

Hoda Bahramian

Iraqi

Ahmed Sleibi Mustafa

Irish

Paul Brady

Israeli

Danielle Duanis-Assaf

Israeli

Oded Heyman

Japanese

Ayumi Shoji-Matsunaga

Japanese

Haruka Seki

Japanese

Reiko U. Yoshimoto

Korean

Sangwoo Lee

Korean

Yeon-Hee Lee

Kuwaiti

Ghaidaa Hussain Dashti

Kuwaiti

Aya Saifi

Libyan Section

Arheiam Arheiam

Nigerian

Bolanle Abiola Akinwonmi

Nigerian

Obinna Franklyn Eboh

Pakistan Section

Muhammad Rizwan Nazeer

Peruvian

Carolina Melky Dávila Ramírez

Peruvian

Eraldo Pesaressi - Torres

Scandinavian (NOF)

Siddharth Shanbhag

Scandinavian (NOF)

Victor Tollemar

South African

Wenzile Mjoli

South East Asian

Lee Cheng Chiam

Southeast Asian

Preethi Prajod

Tunisian

Amira Besbes

United Arab Emirate Section

Anas Al Salami

Uruguayan

Vanesa Pereira

Uruguayan

Elisa Praderi

Venezuelan

Jose Golaszewski

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