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Heidi Snider Represents College at ADA/Dentsply Student
Clinician Research Program



D.D.S./Ph.D. student Heidi Snider stands by her research poster with Dean Lloyd at the ADA/Dentsply Student Clinician Research Program.


 

 

Ms. Heidi Snider, a student in the college’s Comprehensive Training in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences (CTOC) combined D.D.S. and Ph.D. program, represented the College of Dentistry at the ADA/Dentsply Student Clinician Research Program at the 2011 Annual American Dental Association (ADA) meeting in Las Vegas.

Celebrating its 52nd year, the ADA/DENTSPLY Student Clinician Research Program showcased outstanding student research projects from U.S. dental schools. The purpose of the program is to encourage original clinical and research work at the undergraduate level, to promote student membership in the ADA, and to introduce students to dental society activities.

The ADA/DENTSPLY Student Clinician Research Program showcases student research projects from U.S. dental schools.
Snider’s research project, Macrophages as Therapeutic Targets During Visceral Leishmaniasis, may serve as a foundation in determining whether macrophage-selective drugs represent viable treatment options for human diseases that chronically infect host cell macrophages, such as leishmaniasis and tuberculosis.

Snider's work previously was recognized when she received the American Association of Immunologists Trainee Abstract Award in 2009, and when she joined 40 other graduate students chosen worldwide to present their research at the RCAI-JSI International Symposium on Immunology, also in 2009.

Snider’s research focuses on the immunology of leishmaniasis, a parasitic disease commonly found in the tropics, sub-tropics, and parts of southern Europe.

 

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