OHSU Scores AADR Fellowships

Thien-y Hoang and David Garfinkle

Two first-year dental students have captured prestigious American Association of Dental Research fellowships:  

David Garfinkel will study the “Effects of BDNF on Dendritic Plasticity in Orofacial
Pain Pathways” with mentor Agnieszka Balkowiec, M.D., Ph.D., associate
professor of interative biosciences. 

Thien-Y Hoang, who is mentored by Tom Hilton, D.M.D., M.S., alumni centennial professor in operative dentistry and Jack Ferracane, Ph.D., professor and chair of restorative dentistry, will study the “Effect of Bioactive Glass Incorporated into an Adhesive on Marginal Caries and
Bond Strength.” 

Only 21 United States dental students received AADR fellowships in 2014. Dave and
Thien-Y each received a $2,100 stipend and will receive another $600 upon completion of research and presentation at the AADR.