Research prize for dental student

A Newcastle dental student has won the Junior Colgate Prize at the British Society for Dental Research (BSDR) conference in Glasgow.

Rhiannon Davies (BDS 2009) won the prize for her paper entitled ‘Do patients with aggressive periodontitis have subclinical diabetes?’.

She will now represent the BSDR in the Junior Hatton Prize competition at the International Association of Dental Research meeting in Barcelona in July 2010.

Rhiannon’s paper was based on a research project she did in the School of Dental Sciences under the supervision of Professor Philip Preshaw and Dr John Taylor as part of her intercalated degree (MRes) studies in 2008.

For this work, Rhiannon was awarded a Masters degree with distinction and also received the prize for the most outstanding academic performance amongst intercalating dental and medical students that year.

Rhiannon’s outstanding performance at the BSDR not only meant a prize (including a trip to Barcelona) for Rhiannon herself but also won the sum of £3,000 to support undergraduate research at Newcastle.

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