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Matthew Wood Prosthodontics Award


The UNC School of Dentistry is pleased to announce the creation of the Matthew Wood Prosthodontics Award. The award was established to support highly motivated individuals who are interested in pursuing a dental education and who have experience in biomedical or health science research.

The selected applicant will receive $10,000, given in four installments over 12 months. The year-long program will involve working on several research projects with prosthodontics faculty and will provide the scholar with opportunities that will prepare them for pursuing a dental education.

Additionally, the award recipient will be invited to receive the award at the annual Matthew Wood Prosthodontics Symposium, being held in October 2014. The symposium was first held in 2012 as a way to honor former long-time faculty member Dr. Matthew Wood as well as to raise awareness for the Matthew T. Wood Faculty Support Endowment Fund.

Eligibility for the Matthew Wood Prosthodontics Award is restricted to individuals meeting the following minimum requirements:

  1. A bachelor's degree with a minimum overall GPA of 3.2
  2. A DAT Academic Average score of 20 or above
  3. Relevant experience in medical/dental research
  4. An interest in pursuing a career in dentistry

Preferred qualifications for the award include:

  1. Presented at an international research meeting (e.g., IADR, AADR)
  2. Published as an author or co-author of a manuscript in a peer-reviewed scientific journal
  3. Minimum of 1 year experience working with dental faculty or dental researchers

Applications are due no later than Monday, December 2. Please submit CV/resume and college transcript, as well as a personal statement essay to sompop_bencharit@unc.edu to apply. A scholarship committee made up of three Department of Prosthodontics faculty members will select from the applicants.