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Goodman, Tran and Varimezova Chosen for 2012 Global Oral Health Fellowships

June 14, 2012

GOH 2012

The Program in Global Oral Health is happy to announce that Jolie Goodman (D1), Mary Tran (D3) and Radka Varimezova (D2) have been chosen as recipients of Global Oral Health Fellowships for 2012.

The projects are as follows:

  • Jolie Goodman: “Effectiveness and feasibility of implementing CAMBRA in a school setting” (Mentor: Lisa Chung)
  • Mary Tran: “A descriptive study to characterize the oral health status of child survivors of human trafficking in Northern Thailand” (Mentor: Caroline Shiboski)
  • Radka Varimezova: “Evaluating the feasibility of the Community Health Workers program on Oral Health promotion in Kathmandu and Sindhupachlok / Nepal” (Mentor: Bahar Amanzadeh)

These students will present their work at UCSF Research and Clinical Excellence Day and the Annual Global Oral Health Symposium.

Says Dr. John Greenspan, Associate Dean for Global Oral Health: "These fellowships represent another step in building our global oral health program. The students will be exposed to some amazing opportunities and are working with dedicated, outstanding faculty mentors".

The Global Oral Health Fellowship program is an opportunity for funding open to current 1st, 2nd or 3rd year students, for a research project relevant to global oral health, the length of which would cover up to 3 of their remaining 2nd, 3rd, 4th years in dental school.

The program is led by Dr. John S. Greenspan Associate Dean for Global Oral Health. Its mission is the improvement of oral and craniofacial health worldwide. The goals for the Global Oral Health program include building, strengthening and coordinating our activities in global oral health, developing and supporting programs of excellence in global oral health sciences and international health within the School, and interacting with UCSF campus, system wide and other initiatives in global health. These include educational, research and community/public service program.


Left to right: Radka Varimezova, UCSF Dentistry Dean John D.B. Featherstone, Jolie Goodman, Mary Tran, John Greenspan


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