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ACOMS Announces 2020 William H. Bell Award Winners

Monday, July 20, 2020   (0 Comments)
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The American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ACOMS) is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the William H. Bell Award for Predoctoral Achievement in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. ACOMS developed this award in 2018 to provide education and recognition to dental students who demonstrate interest in the pursuit of training in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Each accredited dental school in the United States may select one recipient in their third year who has exhibited academic excellence and interest in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

A pioneer in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery, Dr. William "Bill" H. Bell's research developed the biologic basis and clinical rationale for orthognathic surgery. His career spanned more than fifty-five years, including sixteen years at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and over three decades at UT Southwestern Medical School/Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. He was a lifelong educator, recipient of numerous accolades, and a celebrated author of over 180 papers and publications.

ACOMS offers complimentary membership to dental students enrolled in accredited dental schools in the United States and Canada. This membership level provides access to our online learning center, containing complimentary post-graduate education in oral and maxillofacial surgery. To learn more about Dental Student membership and apply, click here.

2020 ACOMS William H. Bell Award Recipients

Marcarius Abdelsayed, The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
Alec Bankhead, East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine
Casandra Barnes, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry
Michael Barton, University of New England College of Dental Medicine
Jonathan Beckerman, The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
William Black, The Medical University of South Carolina James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine
Peter Broccoli, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
Shane Burns, LECOM School of Dental Medicine
Melorin Burstein, Indiana University School of Dentistry
Kaylie Catlin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry
William Chakar, University of Southern California Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry
Jason Chen, Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine
Michelle Chen, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Kristie Cheng, University of Washington School of Dentistry
Vince Choi, New York University College of Dentistry
Daniela Diaz Gonzalez, Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine
Anastasiya Dovzhenko, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
Patrick Drockton, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
Ali Edrisi, Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine
David Evans, University of Utah School of Dentistry
Joanna Frazier, University of Louisville School of Dentistry
Zachary Gardner, Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry
Navneet Gill, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
Lala Grigori, Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine
Christopher Guirguis, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
Logan Herm, Marquette University School of Dentistry
Noah Koraym, University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry
Hannah Kraemer, The University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry
Hanna Kwon, University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Hung Le, Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College
Bohan Lin, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Christopher Malz, The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Jai Mediratta, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry
Katherine Merrick, The University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
Justin Middleton, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Varun Nigam, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
Shivakshi Pancholi, University of Maryland School of Dentistry
Da Min Park, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Veeshesh Patel, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry
Christopher Payne, West Virginia University School of Dentistry
Daniela Perez, University of Florida College of Dentistry
Benjamin Posch, Roseman University College of Dental Medicine
David Remley, University of Mississippi School of Dentistry
Brady Robbins, University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
Dylan Salem, University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
Mackenzie Sautter, Texas A&M University College of Dentistry
Erica Schroer, Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine
Emilia Scutari, the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
Emily Snodgrass, Creighton University School of Dentistry
Derek Swanson, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Ethan Tencati, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry
Emma Van Winkle, Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health
Tim Wang, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Kristen Wolaver, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
Jacob Wolkow, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry