Dental resident receives prestigious research award

Bain, in addition to her residency, is finalizing her doctoral dissertation.

Jennifer Bain, D.M.D., a periodontal resident in the University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB School of Dentistry has been selected the winner of the 2013 Volpe Prize, a $3,500 award presented for the best clinical research in periodontology by students in dentistry.

The Volpe Prize is named in honor of Anthony Volpe, an internationally acclaimed clinical dental researcher with more than 250 scientific publications and presentations worldwide, as well as several patents in dental science. Volpe is responsible for Colgate’s worldwide clinical research program. Abstracts are solicited from each academic dental institution in Canada, Mexico and the United States and are reviewed by a panel of five judges. From these abstracts, 12 finalists are selected to make oral presentations at The Ohio State University.

Bain, in addition to her residency, is finalizing her doctoral dissertation under the guidance of Susan Bellis, Ph.D., professor in the UAB Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, and Michael Reddy, D.M.D., D.M.Sc., professor and dean of the UAB School of Dentistry. Maninder Kaur, D.D.S., another dental resident, also was selected as a finalist.