Colgate-Palmolive is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Colgate Award for Research Excellence (CARE), who will each receive a 1-year research grant ($30,000.00 USD) to foster the development of their areas of interest in dental, oral and craniofacial research. The 2023 CARE Program recipients and their research topics are:
Heidi Steinkamp, PhD, DDS, MS – The University of Iowa College of Dentistry
“Impact of Stress on the Oral Microbiome of Children”
Cheryl Paulo Malave, BS, DMD – University of Puerto Rico
“Vitamin D levels and Severe Early Childhood Caries in Puerto Rican Children”
Mateus G. Rocha, DDS, MS, PhD – University of Florida, College of Dentistry
“Restorative dental materials with wavelength-controlled light-responsive release and recharge of L-arginine”
Bhakti Desai, DMD – College of Dentistry, University of Illinois Chicago
“Assessing Infant Fluoride Use and Caries Experience”
Justin Kaspar, PhD – The Ohio State University, College of Dentistry
“Correlation of Streptococcus mutans Microcolony Size to Disease Potential and Therapeutic Tolerance”
Proposals were reviewed by an independent, esteemed panel of senior academic dental researchers. Winners were selected based on the program’s criteria, which includes innovation, clinical significance, originality and scientific quality.
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