Jonathan An, a first-year DDS/PhD student at the School of Dentistry, won a prestigious Hatton Award at the American Association for Dental Research meeting in Tampa, Florida in March, Dr. Linda LeResche has announced.
An will represent the United States in the International Hatton Awards Competition at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) meeting in Brazil in June, said Dr. LeResche, the School’s Interim Associate Dean for Research. His winning presentation in the competition’s junior category was titled “Modulating Alcohol Effects on the Midface by Vitamin A Derivatives,” and his preceptor was Dr. Timothy Cox of the Departments of Pediatrics and Oral Health Sciences.
An, who had previously been a researcher in the School’s Department of Oral Biology (before it was merged into Oral Health Sciences), was also one of the initial winners of the IADR Haraeus Travel Award in 2010. He was one of five worldwide recipients of the award, given to young investigators who study new and innovative testing methods for dental materials, along with ways to develop and improve those materials.