AAP Foundation Student Ambassador Program

The AAP Foundation works with periodontal program directors across the country to identify second- or third-year students to serve as AAP Foundation Student Ambassadors. These Student Ambassadors host a lunch program for their fellow residents, and present a PowerPoint presentation about the Foundation. The Foundation provides a budget for lunch, the PowerPoint, and supporting materials. If you’re interested in becoming a Student Ambassador, please contact Dana Camacho, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Special thanks to our Student Ambassador Sponsor, A-Titan Instruments. A-Titan will be presenting details about their special student program at select schools.

2022 AAP Foundation Student Ambassadors:

  • Harvard University School of Dental Medicine: Justin Tomack
  • Loma Linda University: Thaer Alqadoumi
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center: Lauren Langlois
  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine: JP De Guzman
  • University of California San Francisco: Trung Nguyen
  • University of Colorado: Colleen Leong
  • University of Kentucky: Samer Sabbagh
  • University of North Carolina: Teebok Choe
  • University of Rochester: Catherine Gagnon
  • US Navy Periodontics: Meredith Swisher
  • West Los Angeles VA Healthcare Center: Matt Comfort

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Past Award Winners Update

Congratulations to Fatemeh “Flora” Momen-Heravi, DDS, PhD, (2017 Educator Scholar, 2018 Dr. D. Walter Cohen Teaching Award Recipient) assistant professor of dental medicine at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, who was named the 2020 recipient of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Anne D. Haffajee Fellowship. The award provides early-career women researchers in the field of oral biology with financial support for training and research activities that will advance their academic careers. Read more here.