IADR announces 2018 Unilever Hatton Competition and Award Winners

Alexandria, Va., USA – IADR is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Unilever Hatton Competition and Awards which was held during the 96th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), held in conjunction with the IADR Pan European Regional (PER) Congress, in London, England at the ExCeL London Convention Center from July 25-28, 2018.

Established in 1953 the Hatton Awards are IADR's longest running awards that recognize young researchers. These awards were established to encourage outstanding young dental scientists to carry out research, attend the annual IADR General Session and compete in the IADR Unilever Hatton Competition and Awards.

The IADR Unilever Hatton Competition and Awards provide an opportunity for the best junior investigators from all IADR Divisions to present their research at the annual IADR General Session. Of these international competitors, up to six may receive monetary awards in the junior and senior categories. In 2018, 57 individuals from 26 Divisions and five non-Divisional Sections, travelled to London and competed in this year's Competition. The Competition was held on Tuesday, July 24 from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. BST. These awards are generously supported by Unilever Oral Care, with additional support from IADR.

The winners are:

<p><strong>JUNIOR CATEGORY</strong></p>     <p>1st - Alexandra Oklejas, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA      <br />Combination Chemotherapy Decreases Head and Neck Cancer Stem Cells</p>    <p>2nd - Heather Wallis, University of Sheffield, UK    <br />Innervation Of The Oral Cancer Microenvironment: A Novel Therapeutic Target?</p>      <p><strong>SENIOR BASIC SCIENCE CATEGORY</strong></p>   <p>1st - Sangwoo Lee, Seoul National University, Korea      <br />Development of Theragnostic Hetero-nanocubes for  Head and Neck Cancer Radiotherapy</p>   <p>2nd - Kevin Byrd, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA   <br />Infrequently Dividing Oral Epithelial Cells Reside in Posterior Palatal Niches</p>    <p><strong>SENIOR CLINICAL RESEARCH CATEGORY</strong></p>   <p>1st Paul Brady, University College Cork, Ireland     <br />Risk Factors for Hypoxaemia During Intravenous Sedation with Midazolam for Minor Oral Surgery in ASA I-II Patients</p>    <p>2nd - Bolanle Akinwonmi, Obafemi Awolowo University, Osun State, Nigeria     <br />Dental Treatment Needs of Children with Special Health Care Needs</p>     <p><strong>The full list of competitors are below:</strong></p>     <p>Division/Section                               Competitors</p>   <p>American</p>     <p>Kevin M. Byrd</p>    <p>American</p>     <p>Courtney Johnson</p>     <p>American</p>     <p>Tanner Godfrey</p>   <p>American</p>     <p>Yuan Liu</p>     <p>American</p>     <p>Chiranjit Mukherjee</p>      <p>American</p>     <p>Alexandra Eileen Oklejas</p>     <p>Argentine</p>    <p>Ana Laura Sorazabal</p>      <p>Argentine</p>    <p>Antonela Romina Terrizzi</p>     <p>Australia New Zealand</p>    <p>Simona Gatej</p>     <p>Australia New Zealand</p>    <p>Dunia Khider</p>     <p>Brazilian Division</p>   <p>Nathalia Andrade</p>     <p>Brazilian Division</p>   <p>Diana Gabriela de Sousa Soares</p>   <p>British Division</p>     <p>Daniel Morse</p>     <p>British Division</p>     <p>Heather Wallis</p>   <p>Canadian Association for Dental Research</p>     <p>Haider Al-Waeli</p>      <p>Canadian Association for Dental Research</p>     <p>Tong Chen</p>    <p>Chilean</p>      <p>Luis David Gonzalez Quintanilla</p>      <p>Chilean</p>      <p>Blanca Urzúa</p>     <p>Chinese</p>      <p>Lingyan Cao</p>      <p>Chinese</p>      <p>Zhiyong Wang</p>     <p>Colombian</p>    <p>Paula Alejandra Baldion</p>      <p>Colombian</p>    <p>Yudy Catalina Colorado Osorio</p>    <p>Continental European Division</p>    <p>Hermann Agis</p>     <p>Continental European Division</p>    <p>Florian Beck</p>     <p>Continental European Division</p>    <p>Marco Tatullo</p>    <p>East and Southern Africa</p>     <p>Mercy Maya</p>   <p>Egyptian</p>     <p>Hytham Abdelaziz</p>     <p>Indian</p>   <p>Velayutham Gopikrishna</p>   <p>Indian</p>   <p>Ditty J. Mary</p>    <p>Iranian</p>      <p>Hoda Bahramian</p>   <p>Iraqi</p>    <p>Ahmed Sleibi Mustafa</p>     <p>Irish</p>    <p>Paul Brady</p>   <p>Israeli</p>      <p>Danielle Duanis-Assaf</p>    <p>Israeli</p>      <p>Oded Heyman</p>      <p>Japanese</p>     <p>Ayumi Shoji-Matsunaga</p>    <p>Japanese</p>     <p>Haruka Seki</p>      <p>Japanese</p>     <p>Reiko U. Yoshimoto</p>   <p>Korean</p>   <p>Sangwoo Lee</p>      <p>Korean</p>   <p>Yeon-Hee Lee</p>     <p>Kuwaiti</p>      <p>Ghaidaa Hussain Dashti</p>   <p>Kuwaiti</p>      <p>Aya Saifi</p>    <p>Libyan Section</p>   <p>Arheiam Arheiam</p>      <p>Nigerian</p>     <p>Bolanle Abiola Akinwonmi</p>     <p>Nigerian</p>     <p>Obinna Franklyn Eboh</p>     <p>Pakistan Section</p>     <p>Muhammad Rizwan Nazeer</p>   <p>Peruvian</p>     <p>Carolina Melky Dávila Ramírez</p>    <p>Peruvian</p>     <p>Eraldo Pesaressi - Torres</p>    <p>Scandinavian (NOF)</p>   <p>Siddharth Shanbhag</p>   <p>Scandinavian (NOF)</p>   <p>Victor Tollemar</p>      <p>South African</p>    <p>Wenzile Mjoli</p>    <p>South East Asian</p>     <p>Lee Cheng Chiam</p>      <p>Southeast Asian</p>      <p>Preethi Prajod</p>   <p>Tunisian</p>     <p>Amira Besbes</p>     <p>United Arab Emirate Section</p>      <p>Anas Al Salami</p>   <p>Uruguayan</p>    <p>Vanesa Pereira</p>   <p>Uruguayan</p>    <p>Elisa Praderi</p>    <p>Venezuelan</p>   <p>Jose Golaszewski</p>  <p>###</p>     <p><strong>About the International Association for Dental Research</strong>  

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