CHICAGO--The American Academy of Periodontology Foundation recently awarded an AAP Foundation Education Fellowship funded by OMNI Preventive Care, a 3M ESPE company, to Melanie Campese, DMD.
Dr. Campese is in the Master of Science in Dentistry program and is also pursuing her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Periodontology at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine.
The $15,000 Education Fellowship Funded by OMNI Preventive Care is intended to encourage academic periodontology as a career choice. It also draws attention to research in prevention of periodontitis.
"OMNI Preventive Care, a 3M ESPE Company, has a long history of partnering with great organizations like the AAP Foundation to help develop leaders of tomorrow, which further strengthens the dental profession," said OMNI's Jennifer Spresser.
Applicants for the award must be students in their first or second year of a U.S. periodontal postdoctoral program and their application packet must include a proposal for a research project.
More information about the AAP Foundation Education Fellowship Funded by OMNI Preventive Care may be obtained by visiting the Foundation Web site at www.perio.org/foundation. Also, contacting AAP Foundation Executive Director Sharon K. Mellor at (800) 282-4867, ext. 3256 or (312) 573-3256 or via e-mail at [email protected].