Award supports oral tissue regeneration research
Posted: April 6, 2017
Edited by Dentaltown staff
SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Sunstar Americas recently announced that Daniel Clark, DDS, PhD is the inaugural winner of the Karring–Nyman Sunstar Guidor Award. The award, sponsored by the Sunstar Foundation, is awarded by the Periodontal Research Group (PRG) of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR).
Dr. Clark, a postdoctoral scholar at the UCSF School of Dentistry, received his award at the 95th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR, which was recently held in San Francisco.
The Karring–Nyman Sunstar Guidor Award will be conferred annually to the winner of a competition in which oral tissue regeneration research proposals are submitted to and evaluated by the PRG. The 10,000 Euro award will defray consumables, travel and lodging expenses primarily, but not exclusively, for a doctoral student or post-doctoral scientist (who must be within 24 months of successful completion of a Ph.D. at the time of the submission deadline) to pursue research within the field of oral tissue regeneration.
“We are very excited to sponsor this prestigious award and help cast a spotlight on the very important topic of oral tissue regeneration,” said Marie Wilson, MPH, senior manager of Scientific Affairs & Professional Relations for Sunstar. “We congratulate Dr. Clark on this honor, and we look forward to seeing the results of his research.”
The award is named for Professor Thorkild Karring, a longtime member of the Department of Periodontology of the Royal Dental College in Aarhus, Denmark (now the department of dentistry at Aarhus University) and a past president of the PRG, and Professor Sture Nyman, a former professor at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and a frequent collaborator with Professor Karring in the field of oral tissue regeneration research.