Scholarship for NSU Dental Students

15% of $10,000 goal
This campaign ends on July 31 at 11:59PM EDT
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The Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine (the CDM) is the largest dental school in Florida and will soon become the second largest dental school in the nation.

While dentistry is usually thought of as a professional practice, it is also a science that depends on researchers to develop new and better technologies. Dental researchers have discovered links between such systemic diseases as Alzheimer’s, diabetes, arthritis and periodontitis. Moreover, we have seen the growth of dental disease specific to underrepresented ethnic groups, such as diabetes-associated periodontitis among Hispanics and Native Americans.

Under the leadership of renowned researcher Toshihisa Kawai, DDS, PhD, working in concert with Richard Singer, DDS, PhD, the CDM is launching a new scholarship program that will provide Master’s degrees and mentorship for predoctoral dental students from underrepresented ethnic and socioeconomic groups to meet the need for dental researchers who will discover new treatments and therapies for patients everywhere.

Since 1993, Dr. Kawai has served as a volunteer mentor and teacher for students from diversity backgrounds, preparing them for successful careers in biomedical science. His laboratory is dedicated to discovering new drug targets and developing novel therapeutics for periodontitis and other bone lytic diseases, including osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and bone cancer metastasis.

The CDM seeks to raise $10,000 for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) scholarships.

This program would allow me the opportunity to jump back into a research project on a topic that is relevant with my day to day as a dental student. Simultaneously I would be completing my graduation requirements from dental school, with the ultimate goal of opening my own clinic one day … I consider the chance to work as a research trainee for my master’s thesis with the aid of [the CDM] to be highly advantageous as it will allow me to continue to gain exposure to biomedical research in a research topic that affects millions of people around the world, bone loss.

Will you support a student’s dream to become a dental researcher?  


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