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Competitive Research Grant Recipients

Support for endodontic research lies at the heart of the Foundation for Endodontic's mission. Approximately $260,000 is allocated to research grants annually. Funding is awarded to both residents and faculty members. The Foundation continues to support the specialty’s research initiatives as one of its main priorities.

Below are names and institutions of funded researchers. Thank you to all applicants for submitting research that strengthens and advances the specialty of endodontics.

Fall 2020

Grantees Total: $65,257

Vanessa Chrepa $28,765University of Texas at San Antonio
Cannabidiol (CBD) for the Management of Emergency Dental Pain
Iryna Daline$2,300University of North Carolina
TMD and Endodontic Odontalgia: Screening and Comorbidity Assessment (TOSCA)
Ozge Erdogan*$12,300Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Exploring Host-Microbiome Interactions in Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Irreversible Pulpitis Using Quantitative Proteomics
Fang-Chi Li*$15,758University of Toronto
Development and characterization of 3D tissue graft model to study macrophage-Stem Cell from Apical Papilla (SCAP) interaction in inflammation and healing
Aldo del Carpio Perochena$6,134University of Toronto
The impact of dentin conditioning and sealer modification with chitosan-hydroxyapatite nanocomplexes on the antibacterial and mechanical characteristics of root dentin


Spring 2020

Grantees Total: $42,330

Amber Ather$20,000University of Texas Health Science Center at San AntonioAnti-inflammatory and pro-mineralization effect of dexamethasone in vital pulp therapies: An ex vivo study.
Hebatullah Hussein*$20,749University of TorontoTherapeutic Strategy for Root Canal Biofilm: Modulating Macrophage-Fibroblast Crosstalk with Engineered Nanoparticles
Nicholas Pappas$12,561The University of Texas Health Science Center at HoustonAn analysis of the physical-chemical and biological properties of a new bioceramic sealer and root repair material
Zhen Shen*$13,618The University of Texas Heath Science Center at HoustonFunctional Characterization of hsa-miR-10a-5p in Apical Periodontitis


*Indicates researchers who received $500 award for the highest scoring proposal.