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Howard University Dentistry Student Julian Stewart Receives American Association for Dental Research Award

Howard University Dentistry Student Julian Stewart
Receives American Association for Dental Research Award

Washington, D.C., November 30, 2006 – Howard University dentistry student Julian S. Stewart received a research award from the National Student Research Group (NSRG) of the American Association for Dental Research during the Twelfth Annual Hinman Student Research Symposium held in late October in Memphis. His project, “Fibroblast Growth Factors Regulate Sulfotransferase Gene Expression During Submandibular Gland Epithelial Morphogenesis,” was among oral and poster presentations of research projects by 85 dental and graduate students represented by 44 educational institutions in 28 states, the District of Columbia, and three provinces of Canada.

We are proud of Julian’s accomplishment and commend his stellar research project which stood out among his peers in clinical and basic science research,” said Leo E. Rouse, D.D.S., F.A.C.D., dean, Howard University College of Dentistry.

As the recipient of this prestigious award, now in its third year, Stewart received a plaque and a $150 check.

The Symposium is organized by the College of Dentistry, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and co-sponsored by the Hinman Dental Society. Partial financial support includes grants from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), the Procter & Gamble Company, and Viral Antigens, Inc.

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