IADR/Unilever Hatton Award Winner

May 03, 2004

Elizabeth Fozo

Elizabeth Fozo, a fifth-year Ph.D. student, won second place in the senior category of the IADR/Unilever Hatton competition at the combined AADR/IADR meeting held in Hawaii.

Fozo said, “In order to compete in the international competition, I first competed in the AADR competition for researchers in the U.S.A.  After placing third in that competition, I was selected to advance to the international competition for the IADR/Unilever Hatton Awards.”

The Hatton award was based on her doctoral thesis research, "Role of Fatty Acids in Survival of Streptococcus mutans." 

“Dr. Robert Quivey is my Ph.D. advisor,” said Fozo, “and I am completing my thesis research in his laboratory in the Center for Oral Biology.”  Dr. Quivey is an associate professor with primary appointments in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Oral Biology and a secondary appointment in the Department of Dentistry.  

Fozo began her PhD training at the University of Rochester in July 1999 in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and hopes to complete her training in the summer 2004. 

Fozo was supported by Dentistry’s Cariology Training Grant and has been funded under the Training Program in Oral Infectious Diseases since July 2000.  Her current plans are to continue research in microbiology and to eventually become a university professor.

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