Colgate announces early-career research award winners

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Colgate has announced the winners of its annual Colgate Award for Research Excellence (CARE), which recognizes outstanding academic researchers in the first five years of their career.

Every year, a team of senior academic researchers reviews submitted proposals for innovation, clinical significance, originality, and scientific quality. CARE award recipients receive up to $30,000 in funding for projects that advance oral health.

This year's junior faculty winners are listed below:

  • Amy Killeen, DDS, from at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry for her research on cannabidiol and periodontal health
  • Danielle Wu, PhD, from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for her research on salivary avatars
  • Robert Shields, PhD, from the University of Florida College of Dentistry for his research on a CRISPR platform for anticaries therapeutics
  • Rosalyn Sulyanto, DMD, from Boston's Children's Hospital (Harvard Medical School affiliate) for her research on early childhood caries management
  • Shaoping Zhang, DDS, PhD, from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry for his research on inflammatory mediators in gingival fluid
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