Summer Dental Student Fellowship Program
The Summer Dental Student Fellowship Program has a long and illustrious history at UCSF having proven to be one of the most important mechanisms to fund dental students' introduction to science. For a 3-month period every summer a select number of the best and brightest UCSF dental students participate in an organized program to conduct research on a topic of importance to dentistry. Working with leaders in science this experience allows students to learn the methods, tools and language of science that, for many, will propel them into careers in academia. This has been such a success that we view this as one of the most important educational programs at UCSF and a powerful talent incubator for our profession. It is truly the start of the pipeline of future leaders of dentistry.
2012 Summer Research Fellows
(back row: Program Administrator Roger Mraz, Associate Dean for Research Dr. Richard Jordan, Dean John Featherstone, Program Chair Dr. Peter Loomer, third row: Ralph Thomas, Kai Chyuan Lei, Don Jonker, JT Brothers, Natalie La Rochelle, second row: Samantha Aguinaldo, Molly Hague, Chelsea Wong, Lilly Padilla, Karina Lee, Jonathan Hurng, front row: Joy Chang, Kathryn Tseng, Janelle Green, Tiffany Hsu, Jolie Goodman)