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.

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.

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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

Scholars Symposium

Two students posing in front of poster presentation.

Save the Date: March 4, 2020

Celebrate the success of students involved in research. The UAB School of Dentistry hosts The Scholar’s Symposium, an annual event highlighting interdisciplinary bench and clinical research by dental students, residents, faculty and undergraduate students. The research presented must be the work of the student and completed during their enrollment at the SOD.

Students must initiate the process by submitting an abstract to a designated site by the published deadline. This information is distributed annually in January. A poster will be prepared describing the background, results and conclusions to their research project. Judges, who are members of the UAB research community, review the presentations and select students to receive recognition for their research poster presentations.

For more information visit the School of Dentistry Sharepoint site.