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Samuel D. Harris

March 2012 Volume XLVIII Number 2

2012 - 2013 Samuel D. Harris Research and Policy Fellowship sponsored by Preventech

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is accepting applications for the Samuel D. Harris Research and Policy Fellowship sponsored by Preventech. Pediatric dental residents and individuals in their first five years post-residency (academic or private practice) are eligible to apply.

Expectations and Outcomes

The Harris Fellow will work with the AAPD Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center to complete a project addressing one of the priority research questions identified by the board of trustees resulting in a paper to be published in a peer-reviewed journal. The topic of the project and resultant paper will be mutually agreed upon by the Fellow and the AAPD. Additionally, the Fellow will present the findings of their research at the 2013 Annual Session in Orlando, Fla., by poster and/or oral presentation.

The AAPD, the Harris Fellow and their program director (if applicable) will work together to agree upon the exact fellowship dates. The schedule will be flexibly designed for the Harris Fellow and their program or practice. A stipend to cover the costs of travel to necessary meetings and the Annual Session will be provided. In addition, a $500 cash award will be given to the Fellow. AAPD will arrange and provide housing and all fellowship-related administrative costs and supply needs.

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on the applicant’s:

  • Interest and specific personal goals for the program

  • Relevant activities or roles within their professional sphere (both on-going and future)

  • Three required letters of reference (if the applicant is a current pediatric dental resident, one letter must be from the applicant’s program director authorizing an absence from training)

  • Proposed research project topic(s) that addresses an area of interest as identified on the application

  • Phone interview with AAPD Staff and leadership (if applicable)

For application and more information, please contact AAPD Educational Affairs Manager Scott Dalhouse at (312) 337-2169 or by e-mail to sdalhouse@aapd.org. Applications must be submitted electronically and are due by April 13, 2012.