Research Day 2022

An annual celebration of the cutting-edge research at the School of Dentistry including a keynote, poster presentations, and awards

Thursday, February 17, 2022


Please note that 2022 Research Day will be an in-person event


Time Event Location
10:30am - 12:00pm Poster and Exhibit Session 1 Michigan League 2nd Floor
1:00pm - 2:00pm Keynote Presentation School of Dentistry - Kellogg Auditorium
2:30pm - 4:00pm Poster and Exhibit Session 2 Michigan League 2nd Floor


Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque

Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque, DDS, PhD

Professor of Dentistry/Oral and Craniofacial Health Sciences

Dr. Webster-Cyriaque’s research interests include Viral oral infections in Immunosuppression and Cancer (VOIICe), microbiology viral pathogenesis and clinical translational oral medicine. Her laboratory seeks to understand the critical molecular interactions between the virus and the host that govern the development of oral lesions and malignancies and to translate these findings to the many immune compromised patients seen in practice that are burdened by oral disease. In addition to clinical trials based work designed to translate laboratory findings, her lab also focuses on 3 other major areas of study: mechanisms of Viral Pathogenesis/Reactivation in the Oral Cavity and other compartments, HPV in oral disease and cancer, and Clinical Trial SPNS/UNC HIV Oral Health Demonstration Project.

Abstract Submission

Please note: Abstract submission is open through January 15, 2022


Abstract Submission Eligibility

If an abstract is submitted, the presenter(s) are committing to presenting a poster of the titled abstract at Research Day 2022 (February 17).

Note: Judging eligibility and process has been changed for 2022

Information required for the abstract submission includes:

Research Categories

Please keep in mind that the category you select during the application process is the category in which you will be judged. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to your faculty advisor for advice on the best placement of your research.

  1. Clinical, Public Health, Behavioral and Education Research: focus on clinical research questions in general dentistry or one of the clinical dental specialties and may focus on diagnostic approaches, interventions and/or prevention and/or may evaluate clinical techniques, materials or devices directly related to oral health care. This category also includes educational research, epidemiology, public health, community-based, and/or public policy research.
  2. Basic Science and Translational Research: generally hypothesis-driven projects involving some aspect of basic or translational sciences. Translational research pertains to studies that investigate the application of basic science findings to clinical situations. Research in this category may address a technique or method involving a biological or physical science.


All judging will take place at the Michigan League the day of the event.

Please note that presenters must be present and by their posters during the poster session and judging time frame. Unattended posters will receive a ‘0’ score for presentation.

Judging Criteria

Awards and Eligibility for 2021 Research Day Competition

Category & Eligibility Category 1
Clinical, Public Health, Behavioral and Education Research
Category 2
Basic Science Research and Translational Science
Degree Seeking students: DDS, Hygiene, Masters and Undergrad students 1st - 3rd Place Awards 1st - 3rd Place Awards
PhD Students (DDS/PhD), Postdoctoral Trainees and Staff 1st - 3rd Place Awards 1st - 3rd Place Awards
SCADA/Dentsply Award
Eligibility - D1, D2 or D3 or DDS/PhD only
1st Place - Goes to top ranked score of current DDS or DDS/PhD eligible student
Award: Expenses paid for presenting at AADR (membership, registration, hotel, flight)
AADR Student Travel Award: Enrolled student who has an approved abstract to present at AADR Top Research Day Finalist who is also traveling to present at AADR/IADR in 2022
Travel support
Dental Hygiene Awards 1st and 2nd place Award plus Table clinic Award

Poster & Exhibit Session

Research Day 2022 will be an in-person poster session on Thursday, February 17th.

Location will be Michigan League - 2nd floor.


SCADA Winner

Name Place Level Mentor Title

AADR Travel Award

Name Place Level Mentor Title

DDS, DH, MS, Undergraduate

  Clinical Research and Public Health

Name Place Level Mentor Title

  Basic Science & Translational Research

Name Place Level Mentor Title

PhD, Post Doc, Faculty, Staff

  Clinical Research and Public Health

Name Place Level Mentor Title

  Basic Science & Translational Research

Name Place Level Mentor Title

Dental Hygiene

Name Place Level Mentor Title

Jan's Prize ward

Name Title

Distinguished Faculty Award

Name Title

Research Staff Recognition Award

Name Title

Research Day Nominated Awards

Due January 15th



Sponsors & Partners

Research Day 2022 will have opportunities to exhibit, advertise and sponsor. Companies who wish to participate in Research Day should complete the form by January 15th. All advertisements and donations must be submitted prior to the event.

Opportunities Include:

Research Sponsor $2,500 8 foot table in Research Day Exhibitor Forum
Poster at the Event
Full page advertisement in program book
Recognition of the sponsor level in the program book
Logo on the Research Day Website
Maize Sponsor $1,000 Logo on the website
Recognition of the sponsor level in the program book
8 foot table
Exhibitor $450 4 foot table
$800 8 foot table
Advertising $200 1/2 page
$300 Whole page
Giving Partner Any amount Door Prize


Thank you to our advertisers and sponsors for Research Day 2022!

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