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.
Grantees Total: $42,330
|Amber Ather||$20,000||University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio||Anti-inflammatory and pro-mineralization effect of dexamethasone in vital pulp therapies: An ex vivo study.|
|Hebatullah Hussein||$20,749||University of Toronto||Therapeutic Strategy for Root Canal Biofilm: Modulating Macrophage-Fibroblast Crosstalk with Engineered Nanoparticles|
|Nicholas Pappas||$12,561||The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston||An analysis of the physical-chemical and biological properties of a new bioceramic sealer and root repair material|
|Zhen Shen||$13,618||The University of Texas Heath Science Center at Houston||Functional Characterization of hsa-miR-10a-5p in Apical Periodontitis|
Grantees Total: $90,231
|Hacer Aksel||$16,400||University at Buffalo||Characterization and Implementation of Bioactive Colloidal Gel with Tunable Mechanomorphology for Angiogenic and Odontogenic Differentiation of Cells|
|Priya Chand||$5,000||University of Maryland||The efficiency of 3D dynamic guided endodontics in removing fiber posts: An in vitro study|
|Karren Komitas*||$9,443||University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston||The role of aging and inflammation in the effect of enamel matrix derivative (EMD) on dental pulp cells in vitro|
|Muna Marashdeh*||$9,000||University of Toronto||Antimicrobial Efficacy and Physical properties of Root Canal Sealers loaded with Drug-Silica Co-Assembled Particles|
|Kelsie Pittel||$11,088||University of Iowa||DPSC functionality and differentiation potential after AuNP-PLL complex incorporation|
|Philip Stashenko||$39,300||Boston University||Hormonal Modulation of Disseminating Endodontic lnfections|
*Indicates researchers who received $500 award for the highest scoring proposal.