May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3


Samuel D. Harris Research and Policy Fellowship

sponsored by Preventech

March 2013 Volume XLVIX Number 2

 The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) 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 are eligible and encouraged to apply. The AAPD and past-president Dr. Paul S. Casamassimo initially created this opportunity for individuals to participate in supporting research and advocacy activities of the Academy. The winning fellow will participate in research addressing one of the priority areas of interest as identified by the AAPD Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center Advisory Board and approved by the AAPD Board of Trustees. A deliverable project such as a published article in a peer reviewed journal or presentation at a national meeting is required at the end of the Fellowship. A cash stipend and payment for travel to relevant meetings is provided. The AAPD and the selected applicant/ program director will agree upon exact fellowship dates.

The Harris Fellow will serve as a research assistant for a specific research project of the AAPD Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center, whose goals are to:

  • Conduct oral health research, including but not limited to health services research that advances childrens oral health issues and supports AAPD public policy and public relations initiatives at the national, state, local, and international levels with legislatures, government agencies, professional associations, and other non-governmental organizations.
  • Develop and implement special project activities that advance childrens oral health issues and public understanding of such, in accordance with AAPD policies and guidelines.
  • Produce timely and high quality policy analysis on critical issues impacting childrens oral health.
  • Produce useful studies and analysis to further the understanding of practices which will contribute to the oral health of all children.

Applications are available from the AAPD website, http://www. and click on the Awards and Fellowships link under the Member Resources tab. Applications are due April 19, 2013.

For additional information, please contact AAPD Educational Affairs Manager Scott Dalhouse at (312) 337-2169 or by e-mail to