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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 2019

Grantees Total: $42,330

Gillian Landzberg*$9,561University of TorontoSelf-Mineralizing Antibacterial Tissue Repair (SMART) Varnish to condition root-end dentin in endodontic microsurgery
Ariadne Letra*$32,769University of Texas HoustonHost-Pathogen Interactions in Apical Periodontitis


Fall 2019

Grantees Total: $90,231

Hacer Aksel$16,400University at BuffaloCharacterization and Implementation of Bioactive Colloidal Gel with Tunable Mechanomorphology for Angiogenic and Odontogenic Differentiation of Cells
Priya Chand$5,000University of Maryland
The efficiency of 3D dynamic guided endodontics in removing fiber posts: An in vitro study
Karren Komitas*$9,443University of Texas School of Dentistry at HoustonThe role of aging and inflammation in the effect of enamel matrix derivative (EMD) on dental pulp cells in vitro
Muna Marashdeh*$9,000University of TorontoAntimicrobial Efficacy and Physical properties of Root Canal Sealers loaded with Drug-Silica Co-Assembled Particles
Kelsie Pittel$11,088University of IowaDPSC functionality and differentiation potential after AuNP-PLL complex incorporation
Philip Stashenko$39,300Boston University Hormonal Modulation of Disseminating Endodontic lnfections


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