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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 2022

Grantees Total: $76,477.47

Emily Bishop$29,060.47University of TorontoTissue Dynamics with Photoactivated and Dexamethasone releasing Chitosan Nanoparticles on External Root Resorption in Rats (Rattus norvegicus albinus)
Mahmoud Torabinejad*$8,763.00University of Minnesota"Differentiation of Soft and Hard Dental Tissues in a Ferret Model: MRI Characterization with Histologic Confirmation: A
Pilot Project"
Hacer Aksel*$30,143.00University at BuffaloEffect of Matrix Metalloproteinas e-9 on Cellular Functions and its Sensitivity to NAcetylcysteine
Nicholas Dybdal-Hargreaves$8,511.00University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio "The Antibacterial Effects of Hydraulic Obturation on Intracanal

Spring 2022

Grantees Total: $86,981.00

Mansoor Safder$8,383.00 University of Texas at HoustonAssessing Expression of Interferon Regulatory Factor 8 in Macrophages after Pharmacological Modulation of Autophagy
Matthew Malek*$30,512.00 New York University College of DentistryPotential Biological Markers of Invasive Cervical Resorption in Saliva and Gingival Crevicular Fluid: A Pilot Study
Rajeshwari Hadagalu Revana Siddappa$20,808.00 University of TorontoThree-dimensional matrix based heterogeneous model to study inflammatory root resorption and intervention dynamics
Sally Ziqi Liu*$13,518.00University of Alabama of Dentistry at UABRelative Efficacy of Innovative Endodontic Antimicrobial Agents
Frederico Martinho$13,760.00 University of Maryland School of DentistryRoot-end Preparation and Root-end Fill in Minimally Invasive Osteotomy Using 3D Dynamic Navigation System


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