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ADA Foundation names first Dr. Ray Bowen winner


Ms. Kamodia

Dr. Bowen
In cooperation with the Academy of Operative Dentistry, the American Dental Association Foundation awarded the first biennial Dr. Ray Bowen Student Research Fellowship to a predoctoral student at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.

Shalini S. Kamodia received the 2013 fellowship this spring for her proposed research project Remineralizing Deproteinated Enamel Caries Lesions with Carbonated Amorphous Calcium.

Formerly known as the George C. Paffenbarger Student Research Award, the fellowship was renamed to honor the nearly 60-year career of Dr. Bowen, credited as the inventor of resin composites and dentin adhesives and an internationally recognized authority on composite materials.

The fellowship is awarded every two years and provides $6,000 to support the proposed research and up to $1,000 to defray the cost of the winner's attendance at the Academy of Operative Dentistry's scientific session to present a table clinic based on the proposed research. Any dental student at any level is eligible if he or she has a research mentor who belongs to the Academy of Operative Dentistry and who will provide guidance and serve as a co-investigator on the winning project.

To make a tax-deductible donation to the ADAF to support the Dr. Bowen Fellowship or other efforts, visit www.adafoundation.org or call 1-312-440-2547.