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The ADA and 3M fellowship has been launched to encourage innovating and pioneering researchers to advance dental materials science. (Photograph: Pressmaster/Shutterstock)
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American Dental Association and 3M launch new research fellowship

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CHICAGO, U.S.: The American Dental Association (ADA) and 3M have announced that they are partnering to create the first 3M Innovative Research Fellowship Program. Aimed at encouraging and engaging with researchers who are innovating and leading the way to advance dental materials science, the focus of the program will be to support future-oriented new pathways and methods in dental research.

“Our entire organization is oriented toward bringing meaningful scientific applications to everyday life,” said Jim Ingebrand, Vice President of the Oral Care Solutions Division of 3M. “This fellowship will help advance the best possible ideas to improve dental research, and thus, improve the oral care experience for dental professionals and patients alike.”

The recipient will be awarded a $10,000 fellowship for two years, be honored at a private ADA event and have the opportunity to present his or her research findings in a continuing education program. In addition, the grant recipient may have the opportunity to share his or her work and interact with 3M scientists at 3M in St. Paul, Minnesota, or at dental research industry events.

“3M has hundreds of the finest scientists in the world and this individual will have the opportunity to interact with key individuals to further their research,” said Ingebrand.

Nomination is by a letter of recommendation submitted on the applicant’s behalf, and according to 3M, they have received a number of nominations from across America. The selection committee for the fellowship will be meeting shortly after Labor Day and will announce the winner on the ADA website in mid-September.


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