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.


Spring 2017

Grantees Total: $128,571

Dalia Alzebdeh$15,040Temple UniversityThe Role of Topographical Cues on Dental Pulp Stem Cells Osteogenic Differentiation via Mechanotransduction
Vanessa Chrepa* $57,000University of WashingtonImpact of Final Apical Size Preparation on Root Canal Treatment Success: A Clinical, Microbiological and Volumetric Evaluation
Benoit Michot$17,182New York UniversityInteractions of Neurons and Dental Pulp Stem Cells in Pulpitis: The Role of Calcitonin Gene-related Peptide
Kiarash Yeganegi$29,849Loma Linda UniversityEnterococcal Infective Endocarditis by Repetitive, Low-grade Bacteremia: A Preliminary Animal Study in Rats
Bo Yu*$29,849University of California at Los AngelesThe Effect of Wnt4 on Osteoimmune Modulations in Apical Periodontitis


Fall 2016

Grantees Total: $89,136

Abdulmajeed Alshujaa*$31,749University of Texas Health Science Center at San AntonioCharacterization of Pain-Modulating Substances in Periradicular Lesions from Teeth with Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Periradicular Pathology
Tatiana Botero-Duque*$10,000University of MichiganA Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial of Regenerative Protocols to Treat Immature Necrotic Permanent Teeth
Michael Fuller$15,000The Ohio State UniversityPostoperative Management with a Steroid for Symptomatic Teeth Diagnosed with Pulpa Necrosis
Jacqueline Lopez Gross$6,000University of TorontoAstroglial Plasticity within the Rat Orofacial Sensorimotor Cortex after Endodontic Treatment Versus Tooth Extraction
Olivia Cook$9,357The Ohio State UniversityAn Evaluation of 4% Prilocaine Plus 2% Lidocaine with 1:100,000 Epinephrine for Inferior Alveolar Nerve Blocks
Daniel Crossen$16,030 University of North Carolina at Chapel HillPeriapical Microsurgery: A 4-D Analysis of Healing Patterns

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