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Featured Awards and Recognition

Bridgette Wellslager received first place award at the MUSC-Karolinska Institut-University of Nebraska Joint Redox Program
July 22, 2023

Congratulations to Bridgette Wellslager, PhD Candidate, who was accepted as a Fellow in the week-long redox biology program jointly organized by MUSC, KI, and UNL. Bridgette received first place in the PhD Student Category for best research and 30 Second Elevator Pitch Presentation.

Highlights from the 2023 AADOCR Annual Meeting
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Bridgette Wellslager was the Recipient of the 2023 AADOCR Student Research Day Award for the Medical University of South Carolina
February 15, 2023

Congratulations to Bridgette Wellslager, PhD Candidate, who was awarded the AADOCR Student Research Day Award and was highlighted in the 2023 AADOCR Conference Opening Ceremony  at Portland Oregon.

The Yilmaz Lab Members Received Many Awards and Accolades from the 2023 MUSC Scholar's Day Poster Competition
February 17, 2023

Congratulations to Jaden Lee, DMD/PhD Candidate, who placed first in the PhD student category; Bridgette Wellslager, PhD Candidate, who placed second in the PhD student category; and Brianyell McDaniel-Mims, Post-Doctoral Fellow, who placed second in the Post-Doctoral category in the annual James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine Scholar's Day presentation.

Bridgette Wellslager was awarded an F31 Grant from the NIH
June 1, 2022

Congratulations to Ms. Bridgette Wellslager, PhD Candidate in our lab, who was recently awarded the prestigious F31 Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Grant from the NIDCR! The purpose of this award is to enable promising predoctoral students to obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting dissertation research in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes. This fellowship mechanism is expected to enhance the individual's potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist.

Jaden Lee placed first in AADOCR Hatton Competition
March 23, 2022

Congratulations to Jaden Lee, DMD/PhD Candidate in our lab, who placed first in the 2022 AADOCR Hatton Competition. The AADOCR Hatton Competition is designed to designate junior investigators that exhibit potential for a productive career in dental research. As a winner for the Hatton Competition, Jaden Lee will also present his novel research findings at the 2022 annual IADR General Session.

Bridgette Wellslager placed second in the MUSC Scholar's Day poster competition
February 18, 2022

Congratulations to Bridgette Wellslager, PhD Candidate, who placed second in the annual James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine Scholar's Day presentation in the PhD student category.

Jaden Lee was awarded F30 Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Grant Award for Dual Doctoral Degree Fellowships
September 08, 2019

Congratulations to Jaden Lee, DMD/PhD Candidate in our lab! Jaden was recently awarded an NIH F30 Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Grant from the NIDCR. The purpose of the NIH F30 grants is to enhance the integrated research and clinical training of promising predoctoral students who have matriculated in a combined dual-doctoral degree training program and intend to pursue careers as physician-scientists or other clinician-scientists.

Jaden Lee placed second in the MUSC Research day poster competition
November 08, 2017

Congratulations to Jaden Lee, DMD/PhD Candidate, who was awarded second place for his excellent research and presentation in the Perry V. Halushka Research day poster competition at MUSC.

Jaden Lee received a Student Research Fellowship from the AADR
March 22, 2017

Jaden Lee, a DMD/PhD candidate in our lab, was awarded a prestigious Student Research Fellowship from the AADR. This award will be used to further his research and supplement his travel to future AADR meetings.

JoAnn Roberts awarded F31 grant from the NIH
February 10, 2017

Congratulations to Ms. JoAnn Roberts, PhD Candidate in our lab, who was recently awarded the prestigious F31 Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Grant from the NIDCR! The purpose of this award is to enable promising predoctoral students to obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting dissertation research in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes. This fellowship mechanism is expected to enhance the individual's potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist.

JoAnn Roberts awarded a scholarship to study at the prestigious Karolinska Institutet
February 01, 2017

JoAnn Roberts, M.S., a PhD candidate in our lab, has been granted a scholarship to study redox biology in Summer 2017 at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. This is the prestigious institute where Nobel prizes are annually awarded by the Nobel assembly. 

Ralee Spooner honored for Periodontics achievement by AAP
April 12, 2016

Ralee Spooner, a long time member of Dr. Yilmaz's laboratory, was awarded by the American Academy of Periodontology for his achievement in periodontology. This award is given at each dental school to the graduating senior who displays the highest level of academic achievement related to periodontics.

DMD Student Wins First Place in the Hatton Competition at AADR
May 28, 2014

While Dr. Yilmaz was at the University of Florida, one of her students, Kyulim Lee, won first place at AADR for her project, "Porphyromonas gingivalis Evades Ubiquitination-NDP52/p62 Machinery and Induces Autophagosome-like Vacuoles for Survival in the Oral Mucosa."

First year dental student chosen as national research finalist
January 14, 2014

While Dr. Yilmaz was at the University of Florida, one of her students, Kyulim Lee, won first place at AADR for her project, "Porphyromonas gingivalis Evades Ubiquitination-NDP52/p62 Machinery and Induces Autophagosome-like Vacuoles for Survival in the Oral Mucosa."

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