The UCSF School of Dentistry announces that Third Year DDS/PhD student Joshua Emrick has been elected President of the American Association of Dental Research (AADR) National Student Research Group. He will take office in March, 2013 at the AADR meeting in Seattle, and serve until the 2014 meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina.
"I feel honored and thrilled to have been chosen to lead the NSRG as a representative of both the UCSF School of Dentistry and Oral and Craniofacial Science Graduate Program.", says Emrick. "I will use my experiences as President of the John C. Greene Society (the UCSF Dentistry Student Research Group) to inform my decisions at the next level. During my term I will focus on the promotion of community and camaraderie between and within student research groups at the various dental schools. Understanding that securing research funding is becoming ever more challenging, I also look forward to working closely with individuals who guide our research interests and examining the nuts and bolts of funding for clinical, basic, and translational research from within the AADR."
The AADR National Student Research Group (NSRG) is a student-run organization whose main purpose is to foster an environment in every dental school whereby students interested in enriching their dental education through research are encouraged to do so. It is composed of a network of self-governing local student research group (SRG) chapters at each dental school and is led nationally by officers elected through a majority of votes from all members.