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USask Dental Researcher To Take Part In Prestigious International Competition

November 16, 2019
by University of Saskatchewan


For the first time, a University of Saskatchewan (USask) dental researcher has earned the right to compete in the world’s most prestigious international student research competition.

Dr. Lina Marin's research is focused on finding additional therapeutic strategies to prevent tooth decay, which is one of the biggest health problems in Canada and worldwide. (Photo: Jenna Fraser)

Dr. Lina Marin’s research is focused on finding additional therapeutic strategies to prevent tooth decay, which is one of the biggest health problems in Canada and worldwide. (Photo: Jenna Fraser)

Dr. Lina Marin (DDS, PhD), currently a post-doctoral fellow working with Dr. Walter Siqueira (DDS, PhD) in USask’s College of Dentistry, finished in first place in the Senior Basic Science category of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR) – Network for Canadian Oral Health Research (NCOHR) Student Research Award competition on March 17, 2020 in Washington, D.C.

Having been awarded first place, Marin has also been selected for entry in the International Association for Dental Research (IADR)/Unilever Hatton Competition. The IADR Unilever Hatton Competition provides an opportunity for junior researchers to present their research at the annual IADR General Session, the largest gathering of dental researchers annually.

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