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Recipients of Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants

AAP Foundation oversees annual scholarships and fellowships in the field of periodontics.

AAP FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP TO THE ADEA/AAL INSTITUTE FOR TEACHING & LEARNING IN THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS

2014

  • Dr. Yumi Ogata, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • Dr. Trever L. Siu, Midwestern University
  • Dr. Sridhar V K Eswaran, University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center
  • Dr. Satish Kumar, University of Southern California
  • Dr. Roger M. Arce-Munoz, Georgia Regents University College of Dental Medicine
  • Dr. Pinar Emecen Huja, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
  • Dr. Nima Mirmadjlessi, New York University College of Dentistry
  • Dr. Harjit Singh Sehgal, Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry
  • Dr. Reginaldo Goncalves, Laval University
  • Dr. Brandon Coleman, US Army Advanced Education Program

2013

  • Dr. Diana Bronstein, Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine
  • Dr. Julio A. Carrion, Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine
  • Dr. Yong Hur, Tufts University School Of Dental Medicine
  • Dr. Darnell Kaigler, Jr., University of Michigan School of Dentistry
  • Dr. Ronald J. Lehane, New York University College of Dentistry
  • Dr. Thiago Morelli, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry
  • Dr. Hector Rios, University of Michigan School of Dentistry
  • Dr. Daniel E. Shin , Indiana University School of Dentistry
  • Dr. Saynur Vardar-Sengul, Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine
  • Dr. Jennifer Marie Zavoral, University of Pittsburgh

2012

  • Dr. Manar Aljateeli—University of Michigan
  • Dr. Scott Gruwell—US Air Force
  • Dr. Akshay Kumarswamy—Nova Southeastern University
  • Dr. Rania Livada—University of Tennessee
  • Dr. Sivaraman Prakasam—Indiana University
  • Dr. Elizabeth D. Ramos—Indiana University
  • Dr. Keerthana Satheesh—University of Missouri Kansas City

2011

  • Dr. Hsu-Liang (Albert) Chan—third-year resident graduating in June 2011 from University of Michigan School of Dentistry
  • Dr. Satheesh Elangovan—Assistant Professor at University of Iowa College of Dentistry (starting June 2011)
  • Dr. Neal Fleisher—Program Director of Predoctoral Periodontology at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine
  • Dr. Peter Harrison—Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Florida College of Dentistry
  • Dr. Roberta Shaklee—private practice and part-time Assistant Clinical Professor at UC Denver School of Dental Medicine
  • Dr. Elmer Vaught—Clinical Associate Professor in Graduate Periodontics at University of Oklahoma School of Dentistry
  • Dr. Paula Weistroffer—Assistant Professor at University of Iowa College of Dentistry

2010

  • Colonel Frederick C. Bisch—Director of the US Army Advanced Education Program in Periodontics at Fort Gordon, Georgia
  • Dr. Angie Lee—Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine at University of Michigan
  • Dr. Paula A. Ortiz—Assistant Professor of Periodontics at Baylor College of Dentistry
  • Dr. James A. Sarbinoff—Assistant Professor of Periodontics at Indiana University School of Dentistry
  • Dr. Meggan M.H. Wehmeyer—periodontology resident at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2009

  • Dr. Paul Luepke—full-time assistant professor in the perio department at Marquette University
  • Dr. Gustavo Avila—graduating student at University of Michigan
  • Dr. Patricia Miquez—graduating student from University of North Carolina
  • Dr. Alison Glascoe—practicing periodontist from Maryland who teaches at Howard University

2008

  • Dr. Jill Bashutski—Periodontics resident at University of Michigan
  • Dr. Jeffrey Kahn—Adjunct Assistant Professor at Temple University
  • Dr. Ranjitha Krishna—Periodontics resident at Indiana University
  • Dr. Wayne Kye—Assistant Professor and Director of Pre-Doctoral Periodontology at New York University
  • Dr. Mark Passell—private practice; anticipates appointment at Midwestern University
  • Dr. Elio Reyes—Assistant Professor of Peridontics at Southern Illinois University

2007

  • Dr. Robert A. Goldman—private practitioner in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
  • Dr. Y. Natalie Jeong—assumed teaching responsibilities at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine shortly after receiving the fellowship
  • Dr. Stephen Mackler—private practice in Greensboro, North Carolina, and part-time teaching at University of North Carolina School of Dentistry
  • Dr. P.D. Miller, Jr.—private practitioner in Memphis, Tennessee, who holds visiting faculty appointments at four dental schools

2006

  • Dr. Maria Fernanda Fiocchi—University of Texas-Houston Dental Branch and private practitioner in Beaumont, Texas
  • Dr. Sul Ki Hong—after completing periodontal training, transitioned from private practice in general dentistry to full-time faculty in the department of periodontics, Nova Southeastern University
  • Dr. Joe W. Krayer—transitioned from full-time private practice, part-time clinical instructor, to full-time faculty as director of postdoctoral periodontics at Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine
  • Dr. Sharon K. Lanning—Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Dr. Jason Michael Mailhot—Medical College of Georgia
  • Dr. Medha Singh—Tufts University School of Dental Medicine 

AAP TEACHING FELLOWSHIP

2014

  • Dr. Julio A. Carrion, Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine
  • Dr. Zhao Lin, Virginia Commonwealth University

2013

  • Dr. Sivaraman Prakasam, Indiana University
  • Dr. Thiago Morelli, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2012

  • Dr. Guy Huynh-Ba, University of Texas San Antonio
  • Dr. Saba Khan, University of Illinois

2011

  • Dr. Gustavo Avila-Ortiz—University of Iowa
  • Dr. Praveen Gajendrareddy—University of Illinois

2010

  • Dr. Luciana Shaddox—University of Florida

2009

  • Dr. Maria Geisinger—University of Alabama School of Dentistry

2008

  • Dr. Matthew Byarlay—University of Nebraska School of Dentistry
  • Dr. Giuseppe Intini—Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • Dr. Paula Weistroffer—University of Iowa College of Dentistry

2007

  • Dr. Mark Lucas—University of Colorado School of Dentistry
  • Dr. Dana Wolf—Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

2006

  • Dr. Mohanad Al-Sabbagh—University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
  • Dr. David Kim—Harvard School of Dental Medicine

AAP EDUCATOR SCHOLARSHIP

2014

  • Dr. Georgios Kotsakis, University of Minnesota
  • Dr. Srinivas Myneni, University of Buffalo

2013

  • Dr. Satish Kumar, University of Southern California
  • Shaoping Zhang, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry

2012

  • Dr. Roger Arce, University of North Carolina
  • Dr. Jingyuan Fan, University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health

2011

  • Dr. Jennifer Bain—University of Alabama
  • Dr. Soo-Woo Kim—Harvard University

2010

  • Dr. Ioanna Tsolaki—Ohio State University

2009

  • Dr. Julio Carrion—SUNY at Stony Brook

2008

  • Dr. Hector Rios—University of Michigan School of Dentistry

2007

  • Dr. Flavia Pirih—University of Michigan School of Dentistry
  • Dr. Meggan Wehmeyer—University of North Carolina School of Dentistry

2006

  • Dr. Patricia Diaz—University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry
  • Dr. Stephanie Mullins—University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry

AAP FOUNDATION EDUCATION FELLOWSHIP FUNDED BY OMNI PREVENTIVE CARE

This fellowship is no longer awarded.

2008

  • Dr. Ronan Allen—University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2007

  • Dr. Melanie Campese—Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine

2006

  • Dr. Yong Hur—Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

RICHARD J. LAZZARA FELLOWSHIP IN ADVANCED IMPLANT SURGERY

2014

  • Dr. Tapan Koticha, University of Michigan and University of Oklahoma

2013

  • Dr. Michael J. Fetner, University of Florida

2012

  • Dr. Ramzi V. Abou Arraj, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry

2011

  • Dr. Christopher Bingham—Georgia Health Sciences University

2010

  • Dr. Kevin Guze—Harvard School of Dental Medicine

2009

  • Dr. Jonathan Waasdorp—University of Maryland Dental School

2008

  • Dr. Jill Bashutski—University of Michigan School of Dentistry

2007

  • Dr. Jacob Kobi Stern—University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

2006

  • Dr. Daniel Engler-Hamm—Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

2005

  • Dr. Sang-Hoon (Brandon) Park—The University of Michigan School of Dentistry

2004

  • Dr. Ioanna Xynogala—University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

VOLPE BASIC SCIENCE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

2013

  • Dr. Manoj Muthukuru - University of Washington

ABRAM AND SYLVIA CHASENS TEACHING AND RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

This fellowship is no longer awarded.

2012

  • Dr. Abhiram Maddi - University at Buffalo
  • Dr. Saiprasad M. Zemse - Georgia Health Sciences University

2011

  • Dr. Satheesh Elangovan—Harvard University
  • Dr. Hsun-Liang (Albert) Chan—University of Michigan

2010

  • Dr. Thiago Morelli Santos—University of Michigan
  • Dr. Erik F. Sahl—Loma Linda University

2009

  • Dr. Kevin Guze, DMD—Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • Dr. Guizhen Zhang, DDS—University of Minnesota

2008

  • Dr.Patricia Miguez—University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Dr. Panagiota Stathopoulou—University of Louisville

2007

  • Dr. Karim El Kholy—Indiana University
  • Dr. Bertina Yuen—Harvard School of Dental Medicine

2006

  • Dr. Mark Lucas—University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Dr. Darnell Kaigler, Jr.—University of Michigan

2005

  • Dr. Yiorgos A. Bobetsis—University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry
  • Dr. Dana Wolf—Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery

2004

  • Dr. De'Avlin Olguin—University of Michigan School of Dentistry
  • Dr. Andres R. Sanchez—Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education

2003

  • Dr. Yong-Hee P. Chun—University of Michigan
  • Dr. Ricardo Gapski—University of Michigan

2002

  • Dr. Wai Cheung—Tufts University
  • Dr. Javier E. Gonzalez-Toledo—University of Alabama at Birmingham 

DR. D. WALTER COHEN TEACHING AWARD

2014

  • Dr. Georgios Kotsakis, University of Minnesota

2013

  • Dr. Jonathon Do, University of California at Los Angeles

2012

  • Dr. Samuel Koo, Harvard University

DR. AND MRS. GERALD M. KRAMER SCHOLAR AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

2014

  • Dr. Lillie Pitman, University of Kentucky

2013

  • Dr. Darron Alvord, Georgia Regents University

2012

  • Dr. Lauren Elizabeth Anderson, University of Michigan

2011

  • Dr. Thomas Sterio—University of Texas Health Sciences Center San Antonio

2010

  • Dr. Evelyn Huaman—UCLA

2009

  • Dr. Sarvenaz Angha—UCLA

2008

  • Dr. Thomas Johnson—US Army Ft. Gordon, GA

2007

  • Dr. Eric Kerr—University of Texas San Antonio

2006

  • Dr. Doina Panaite—UCLA

2005

  • Dr. Heather Ridgway—University of Texas San Antonio

2004

  • Dr. J. Eric Herrington—University of Alabama

2003

  • Dr. Stephen P. Russo—University of North Carolina

2002

  • Dr. Robert DePoi—Indiana University

2001

  • Dr. Diego Velasquez-Plata—University of Texas San Antonio

2000

  • Dr. Jeffrey Kopman—Harvard School of Dental Medicine

1999

  • Dr. Stephen Meraw—Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education

1998

  • Dr. Christopher Richardson—University of Texas San Antonio

1997

  • Dr. Mary Beth Neill—University of Texas San Antonio

THE NEVINS TEACHING AND CLINICAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

2014

  • Dr. Hanae Saito, University of Maryland

2013

  • Dr. Hsun-Liang Chan, Univeristy of Michigan

2012

  • Dr. Srinivas Ayilavarapu, Boston University

2011

  • Dr. Keisuke Wada—University of Pennsylvania

2010

  • Dr. Jill Bashutski—University of Michigan

2009

  • Dr. Salvador Nares—University of North Carolina School of Dentistry

SUNSTAR - AAP FOUNDATION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

2014

  • Dr. Yong Hee Patricia Chun, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

2013

  • Dr. Satheesh Elangovan - University of Iowa

BUD AND LINDA TARRSON FELLOWSHIP

2014

  • Dr. Patricia A. Miguez, University of Pennsylvania

2013

  • Dr. Flavia Q. Pirih, University of California at Los Angeles

2012

  • Dr. Patricia I. Diaz, University of Connecticut

2011

  • Dr. Takanari Miyamoto—Creighton University

2010

  • Dr. Bing-Yan Wang—SUNY at Buffalo

2009

  • Dr. Mohanad Al-Sabbagh—University of Kentucky College of Dentistry

2008

  • Dr. Efthimia Ioannidou—University of Connecticut

2007

  • Dr. Tae-Ju Oh—University of Michigan

2006

  • Dr. Monish Bhola—Indiana University

2005

  • Dr. Keith Kirkwood—SUNY at Buffalo

2004

  • Dr. Vanchit John—Indiana University

2003

  • Dr. James Katancik—SUNY at Buffalo

2002

  • Dr. Paulo M. Camargo—UCLA

2001

  • Dr. Richard Oringer – Harvard School of Dental Medicine

2000

  • Dr. Frank Roberts – University of Alabama

1999

  • Dr. Anna Dongari-Bagtzoglou—University of Texas San Antonio

1998

  • Dr. William V. Giannobile—Harvard School of Dental Medicine

E. BUD TARRSON RESEARCH AWARD IN ORAL PLASTIC SURGERY

2008

  • "Coronally advanced flap: A modified surgical approach for isolated recession-type defects" by Giovanni Zucchelli and Massimo de Sanctis

2007

  • "Gingival Recession Treatment with Connective Tissue Grafts in Smokers and Non-Smokers" by Kenneth Erley, Gary Swiec, Robert Herold, Frederick Bisch, and Mark Peacock.

2006

  • "Coronally Advanced Flap With or Without Enamel Matrix Derivative For Root Coverage: A 2-year Study" by Massimo Del Pizzo, Giovanni Zucchelli, Fabio Modica, Roberto Villa, and Cesare Debernardi.

2005

  • "Randomized Study Evaluating Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 for Extraction Socket Augmentation," by Joseph Fiorellini, T. Howard Howell, David Cochran, Jay Malmquist, Leslie Lilly, Daniel Spagnoli, Joseph Toljanic, Archie Jones and Myron Nevins.

2004

  • "Root Coverage Using the Coronally Positioned Flap With or Without a Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft," by Drs. Robert Carvalho da Silva, Julio Cesar Joly, Dimitris N. Tatakis, and the late Dr. Antonio Fernando Martorelli de Lima.

TARRSON REGENERATION SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is no longer awarded.

2008

  • Dr. Akif Eskan—University of Louisville
  • Dr. Satheesh Elangovan—Harvard School of Dental Medicine

2005

  • Dr. Jill Bashutski—University of Michigan
  • Dr. Isabel Gay—University of Alabama

CHARLES W. FINLEY VISITING SCHOLAR EDUCATION GRANTS

2014

  • University of Oregon
  • Georgia Regents University
  • Harvard University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Illinois

2013

  • University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics for a presentation by Dr. Pablo Galindo-Moreno of the University of Granada, Spain, an expert on osseous reconstructive techniques.

2012

  • Naval Postgraduate Dental School of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics

2011

  • Ohio State University for a series of presentations by Dr. Panos Papapanou

2010

  • Creighton University for a presentation by Drs. Michael McGuire and Takashi Kumagai

2008

  • University of Alabama School of Dentistry for a presentation by Dr. Daniel J. Melker

2007

  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine for a presentation by Dr. Robert Genco
  • Indiana University School of Dentistry for a presentation by Dr. Gerald M. Bowers
  • Louisiana State University School of Dentistry for a presentation by Dr. Mike Pikos
  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine for a program by Drs. Cy Evian and Arnold Weisgold

2006

  • Creighton University School of Dentistry for a presentation by Lieutenant-Colonel Steven Maller
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for a symposium by Dr. Niklaus Lang

2005

  • Temple University Graduate Program in Periodontology for a presentation by Dr. James T. Mellonig.
  • Ohio State University Advanced Education Program in Periodontics for a presentation by Dr. Roy Page.

2004

  • Virginia Commonwealth University for a presentation by Dr. Gary Reiser
  • University of Pennsylvania for a presentation by Dr. Max Listgarten
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey for a presentation by Dr. Seb Ciancio
  • National Naval Dental Center for a presentation by Dr. William Giannobile

2003

  • University of Pittsburgh for a lecture by Dr. Roy Page
  • Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine for a program by Dr. Randall Harris
  • University of Pennsylvania for a lecture by Dr. Stuart Froum
  • Baylor College of Dentistry for the Arthur H. Merrit Memorial Lecture by Dr. Louis Rose

2002

  • University of Maryland for a program by Dr. Terry Rees
  • Baylor University for the Arthur H. Merritt Memorial Lectureship by Dr. Maurizio S. Tonetti
  • Tufts University for a program by Dr. Vincent Iacono
  • University of Michigan for a program by Dr. Nabil Bissada

2001

  • Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M University System Health Science Center for a presentation by Dr. Sebastian Ciancio
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for a presentation by Dr. Tom Holbrook
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Dental School for a presentation by Dr. Jan Egelberg
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook for a presentation by Dr. William Giannobile
  • University of Pennsylvania for a presentation by Dr. Gerald Bowers
  • University of Toronto for a presentation by Dr. Frank Scannapieco

2000

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry, Dept. of Periodontics for presentation by Dr. Marvin M. Rosenberg
  • University of Florida Department of Periodontology for presentation by Dr. Gerald Bowers
  • University of Illinois at Chicago for presentation by Dr. James T. Mellonig

For More Information

If you have additional questions regarding any AAP Foundation Awards, please contact:

Robert Vitas
Executive Director
American Academy of Periodontology Foundation
737 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 800-282-4867, ext. 3256 or 312-573-3256
Private fax: 312-787-3983
Email: bob@perio.org

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Past Award Winners Update

Mia Geisinger

Congratulations to Mia Geisinger, DDS, 2009 AAP Teaching Fellow, who was recently named Associate Professor and Predoctoral Program Director at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry. Dr. Geisinger was also recently elected Secretary-Treasurer of the AAP Foundation.