Scholars Symposium

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Celebrate the success of students involved in research at our annual Scholars Symposium.The events highlights the interdisciplinary bench and clinical research by dental students, residents, faculty, and undergraduate students and celebrates their achievements as we impact oral health locally and globally.

UAB SOD Student Research Group

Affiliated with the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), the UAB School of Dentistry Student Research Group (SRG) is a student-run organization that increases awareness of the importance of dental research, promotes student participation in research, and provides networking opportunities among students and faculty members. It is a platform whereby students interested in enriching their dental education through research are encouraged to do so.

AADR SRG is composed of a network of self-governing local student research group (SRG) chapters at each dental school and is led nationally by officers elected through a majority of votes from all members.

Check out our upcoming SRG events on the UAB Campus Calendar.

Predental Society

The PreDental Society at The University of Alabama at Birmingham is a student-run organization which protects and advances the rights, interests, and welfare of students pursuing careers in Dentistry. It represents students with a unified voice and provides information, education, advocacy, and services. The association introduces lifelong involvement in organized dentistry, and promotes change for the betterment of the profession. Meetings are held on campus approximatively once a month.

For more information about how to join the pre-dental society and attend meetings please visit the PreDental Society Facebook Page, follow @uab_predental on Instagram or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Visit the UAB Campus Calendar for upcoming Predental Society events.

Summer Research Partnerships

UAB School of Dentistry participates in and hosts students through several campus-based biomedical sciences summer partnerships. Students from the UAB Center for Community Outreach Development (CORD) and the UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center (MHRC) are placed in the school’s various labs, giving them valuable exposure to laboratory research. Faculty are also available to mentor and provide lectures for the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Partnership Research Student Training Program (PRSTP).

For information about undergraduate research placements, contact:

Dr. Hope Amm
SOD Representative to the University Wide Undergraduate Research Advisory Committee (URAC)
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(205) 934-5405

Dr. Amjad Javed
Associate Dean for Research
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(205) 996-5124