Colgate-Palmolive named the 5 recipients of the 2022 Colgate Award for Research Excellence grant which awards $30,000 for oral health research.

Colgate-Palmolive announced the recipients of the 2022 Colgate Award for Research Excellence (CARE), which supports oral health research projects across multiple disciplines. 

The CARE Program identifies and supports the next generation of academic researchers by providing $30,000 per project as Colgate-Palmolive continues to reimagine a healthier future for all.

The Colgate Award for Research Excellence 2022 recipients are:

  • Michelle Arnett, RDH, BS, MS – University of Minnesota, “Impact of brief motivational interviewing on periodontal clinical outcomes: a 2-year post-trial follow-up.”
  • Hyuk-Jae Edward Kwon. DDS, PhD – State University of New York, University at Buffalo,  “Identification of heparan sulfate-binding therapeutic targets for correcting cleft palate.”
  • Roberto Fanganiello, BSc, PhD –Université Laval, “Creation of physiologically reliable 3D biomimetic bone for regenerative dentistry.” 
  • Noha Gomaa, BDS, MDS, PhD – Western University (London, Canada), “From Home to Epigenome: Unraveling the Links between Oral Disease and Developmental Vulnerability in Children from Low-Income Families.”
  • Neha Parikh, BSc, MSc, PhD – The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, “Determining the correlation between oral health, microbial dysbiosis, and inflammation in Alzheimer’s disease.”

Proposals were reviewed by an independent panel of senior academic dental researchers. Winners were selected based on the program’s criteria, which includes innovation, clinical significance, originality, and scientific quality. 

Colgate Award for Research Excellence grants are typically offered for a period of 12 months.

“The CARE Program fosters the development of junior faculty by providing seed research funding to emerging leaders in academia at a time in their career path when it is most needed,” said Maria Ryan, DDS, PhD, vice president and chief clinical officer at Colgate. “Every year, we look forward to meeting and supporting talented researchers in the early stages of their careers. We are pleased to fund innovative projects that promise to advance industry knowledge and perhaps even revolutionize the field of dentistry.”

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