Research in Focus
Hinman Research Award Goes to NYU Dental Student

Basic science research award winner Robert Range, Class of 2012, center, with Dr. Bradley K. Greenway, President of the Hinman Dental Society (left), and Dr. Timothy L. Hottel, Dean, University of Tennessee College of Dentistry.

Second-year dental student Robert Range won one of three equivalent awards given in the basic science category at the 15th annual Hinman Student Research Symposium held in October 2009 at the historic Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. The symposium featured oral and poster presentations of research projects submitted by a total of 83 pre- and postdoctoral dental students from 49 dental schools across the nation.

Robert's research project studied the role of pore formation in the outer mitochondrial membrane on the initiation of programmed cell death (apoptosis). The project was directed by Dr. Kathleen W. Kinnally, Professor of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology. Global Health Nexus congratulates Robert on his outstanding achievement in a national research competition.