UW School of Dentistry

Dr. Worakanya Buranaphatthana named Magnuson Scholar

Dr. Worakanya Buranaphatthana, a first-year PhD candidate in Oral Biology in the Department of Oral Health Sciences, has been named a University of Washington Magnuson Scholar for 2014-15.

Worakanya BuranaphattanaDr. Buranaphatthana was one of six UW Health Sciences students to receive the $30,000 award, which is one of the university’s  highest. Recipients are chosen on the basis of academic performance and potential contributions to research in the health sciences

Dr. Buranaphatthana, a native of Thailand who earned her DDS there, is pursuing research that focuses on bioengineered cell therapy, bone biology and immunology.

The Magnuson Scholars program commemorates the late Sen. Warren G. Magnuson of Washington, a leading advocate of biomedical research who played a key role in establishing the National Institutes of Health, Medicare and Medicaid.

Read more about Dr. Buranaphatthana and the award here.