Honors and Awards

Professional Awards and Honors

  • 2021-2023 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Program, Awardee (07/2021)
  • 2016 American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Resident Research Award (09/2016)
  • 2008 American Association for Dental Research, Dentsply Caulk Competition, 1st place, Basic Science Category (03/2008)
  • 2007 American Dental Association, Student Clinician Program, 1st place, Basic Science Category (09/2007)
  • 2007 American Association for Dental Research, Hatton Awards Competition, 1st place, Predoctoral Category (03/2007)
  • 2006 Phi Sigma, Biological Sciences Honor Society (06/2006)
  • Majorie Schoch Fellowship, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, given to one graduating senior nationally (05/2006)
  • 2005 Phi Beta Kappa, Academic Honor Society (06/2005)
  • 2003 Golden Key Honor Society (06/2003)
  • 2008 Craig Memorial Scholarship, Omicron Kappa Upsilon (09/2008)
  • 2002 National Society of Collegiate Scholars (09/2002)
  • 2002 California Governor’s Math and Science Award (06/2002)
  • 2002 National Merit Scholarship (06/2002)
  • 2002 Robert C. Byrd Scholarship (06/2002)
  • 2002 California Governor’s Scholar Award (06/2002)
  • 2001 California Governor’s Scholar Award (06/2001)
  • 2008 Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program (ADCFP) Teaching Fellowship (06/2008)
  • 2004 Phi Kappa Phi, Academic Honor Society (06/2004)
  • 2009 American Association for Dental Research, BLOC Travel Grant (03/2009)
  • 2013 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation, Stephen B. Milam Award, given to grant application with the highest score (07/2013)
  • 2010 Henry M. Thornton Fellowship, American Dental Association, given to one dental resident demonstrating highest academic potential (06/2010)
  • 2016 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation, Stephen B. Milam Award, given to grant application with the highest score (07/2016)
  • 2015 American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Resident Research Award (09/2015)
  • 2014 American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Resident Research Award (09/2014)
  • 2013 American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Resident Research Award (09/2013)
  • 2013 American Head and Neck Society (AHNS), Best Resident Basic Science Paper (07/2013)
  • 2014 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Program, funding by National Cancer Institute (NCI), Awardee (07/2014)
  • 2013 American Pain Society, Young Investigator Award (06/2013)
  • 2013 American Association for Dental Research, Hatton Awards Competition, 2nd place, Postdoctoral Category (03/2013)
  • 2012 American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Resident Research Award (09/2012)
  • 2012 American Head and Neck Society (AHNS), Travel Grant Award (07/2012)
  • 2012 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation, Stephen B. Milam Award, given to grant application with the highest score (07/2012)
  • 2011 American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Resident Research Award (09/2011)
  • 2010 Omicron Kappa Upsilon, National Dental Honor Society (06/2010)

University Awards and Honors

  • 2006 College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences College Medal, UC Davis, given to one graduate for excellence in academic performance (06/2006)
  • 2002-2006 Regents Scholarship, UC Davis (09/2002)
  • 2005 Presidential Undergraduate Research Fellowship, UC Davis (05/2005)
  • 2005 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, UC Davis (06/2005)
  • Associated Students of UC Davis (ASUCD) Student Prize, 1st Place; awarded for excellence in leadership, scholarship and service (06/2005)
  • 2006 Associated Students of UC Davis (ASUCD) Student Prize, 1st Place; awarded for excellence in leadership, scholarship and service. (01/2006)
  • 2006 Departmental Citation, Department of Biological Sciences, UC Davis (05/2006)
  • 2006 Chancellor’s Award of Merit, UC Davis; given for excellence in leadership, service, academics to a graduating senior of the university. (06/2006)
  • 2010 Milton and Mary Gabbs Award, UCSF School of Dentistry, Highest Ethical and Professional Behavior (06/2010)
  • 2006-2010 Dean’s Scholarship, UCSF School of Dentistry; given to one matriculating dental student (09/2006)
  • 2006-2010 Regents Scholarship, UCSF School of Dentistry; given to four matriculating dental students (09/2006)
  • 2006 UCSF School of Dentistry Research Day, 1st place, Predoctoral category (09/2006)
  • 2007 UCSF School of Dentistry Alumni Table Clinic, 1st place (03/2007)
  • 2007 UCSF School of Dentistry Research Day, 1st place, Predoctoral Category (09/2007)
  • 2009 UCSF School of Dentistry Research Day, 1st place, Doctoral Category (03/2009)
  •  2009 Graduate Dean’s Health Science Scholarship, UCSF Graduate Division (09/2009)
  • 2010 Quintessence Award, UCSF School of Dentistry, Clinical Achievement in Restorative Dentistry (06/2010)
  • 2010 Willard C. Fleming Scholar, UCSF School of Dentistry (06/2010)
  • 2002-2006 University of California, Davis, Dean’s Honor List (09/2002)