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Call for Applications: Dr. Ray Bowen Student Research Award

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The American Dental Association (ADA) Foundation, in cooperation with the Academy of Operative Dentistry, will accept applications for the 2015 Dr. Ray Bowen Student Research Award through December 5. 
The biennial award is open to dental students at all levels to pursue research relevant to contemporary operative dentistry. This student research award honors Ray Bowen, D.D.S., the inventor of resin composites and dentin adhesives and an internationally recognized authority on composite materials. Dr. Bowen is a former Director of the ADA Foundation's Paffenbarger Research Center and is presently active as Distinguished Scientist at the research center on the campus of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

The award provides $6,000 to perform proposed research and an additional $1,000 to help meet the requirement to present a table clinic based on the research proposal at the Academy of Operative Dentistry's scientific session. 

To qualify, a student must have, at his or her dental school, a faculty member who is a member of the Academy of Operative Dentistry to provide guidance and act as a co-investigator. 
“This is an important award for the ADA Foundation,” says David Whiston, D.D.S., President, ADA Foundation. “One of the most significant ways in which we contribute to the good of the profession, and ultimately to better patient care, is to identify and nurture future generations of researchers. The Dr. Ray Bowen Award is one of the first steps in that process. It is also a wonderful way to recognize the more than 50-year career of Dr. Bowen, whose work has improved dentistry, and who continues to serve as a role model for emerging researchers.”
The application may be downloaded from the foundation’s website
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