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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.

Spring 2023

Grantees Total: $33,140.28

Lauren Rotondi* $24,249.58University of TorontoInvestigating the role of cell adhesion molecules in Macrophage - Stem Cell From Apical Papilla interactions using a 3D organoid model
Alexander Huynh$9,390.70Texas A&MThe Efficiency of Laser Activated Irrigation versus Sonic Irrigation on Hard-Tissue Debris Removal after Conservative Instrumentation and their Influence on Obturation

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

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