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Deadline: January 17, 2022

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The Executive Committee of the IADR Women in Science Network announces the Women in Science Promising Talent Award. This award recognizes women members of the IADR Women in Science Network who are dedicated to research as part of their DDS/DMD, MS/MPH, PhD or Post-Doctoral training.

The Women in Science Promising Talent Award is intended to recognize the dedication and promise of young female DDS/DMD, MS/MPH, PhD candidates as well as post-doctoral students in Oral/ Dental/ Craniofacial Research. The network will consider the candidate’s past accomplishments and future career plans to determine the winner.


  • Must be a member of the IADR Women in Science Network (to add the Network log in to the Members Only section to update membership or email
  • Female first author of an abstract accepted for presentation at the IADR General Session.



The award committee will accept self-nominations or nominations by others until January 17, 2022. A one page nomination letter is required describing why the person is deemed worthy of the award, along with the candidate’s CV and a personal statement describing their future career goals. The package should also be accompanied by a copy of the abstract submitted for the 2022 IADR/APR General Session & Exhibition. Nominations will be acknowledged by email from the IADR WISN President, described below. The individuals selected for the award will be notified by the Network via email and must be present at the appropriate IADR General Session to accept the award in person or virtually.



Two awards will be given. One for pre-doctoral category (DDS/DMD) and the other for post-graduate category (MS/MPH, PhD and pos-doc). The selected candidate in each category will receive a plaque and cash award ($250 for the DDS/DMD category; $350 for the MS/MPH; PhD and Post-doctoral categories).

Submission deadline: January 17, 2022


2021 Recipient
Jessica Cook DDS/DMD
University of California San Francisco, USA

Maisa Omara Post-Graduate 
Medical University of Vienna

2020 Recipient
Genevieve Romanowicz
DDS/PhD, University of Michigan

Yuan Liu
post-doc researcher, UPenn

2019 Recipient

Stephanie Momeni 
University of Alabama


Please send nominations to:
Mangala Patel