Honors and Awards

Professional Awards and Honors

  • 2001 California Governor’s Scholar Award2002 California Governor’s Scholar Award2002 California Governor’s Math and Science Award 2002 National Merit Scholarship2002 Robert C. Byrd Scholarship2002 National Society of Collegiate Scholars2002-2006 Regents Scholarship, UC Davis2002-2006 University of California, Davis, Dean’s Honor List2003 Golden Key Honor Society2004 Phi Kappa Phi, Academic Honor Society2005 Phi Beta Kappa, Academic Honor Society 2005 Associated Students of UC Davis (ASUCD) Student Prize, 1st Place; awarded for excellence in leadership, scholarship and service. 2005 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, UC Davis2005 Presidential Undergraduate Research Fellowship, UC Davis2006 Associated Students of UC Davis (ASUCD) Student Prize, 1st Place; awarded for excellence in leadership, scholarship and service.2006 Departmental Citation, Department of Biological Sciences, UC Davis2006 Chancellor’s Award of Merit, UC Davis; given for excellence in leadership, service, academics to a graduating senior of the university.2006 College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences College Medal, UC Davis, given to one graduate for excellence in academic performance2006 Majorie Schoch Fellowship, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, given to one graduating senior nationally2006 Phi Sigma, Biological Sciences Honor Society2006-2010 Dean’s Scholarship, UCSF School of Dentistry; given to one matriculating dental student 2006-2010 Regents Scholarship, UCSF School of Dentistry; given to four matriculating dental students 2006 UCSF School of Dentistry Research Day, 1st place, Predoctoral category 2007 UCSF School of Dentistry Alumni Table Clinic, 1st place2007 American Association for Dental Research, Hatton Awards Competition, 1st place, Predoctoral Category2007 American Dental Association, Student Clinician Program, 1st place, Basic Science Category2007 UCSF School of Dentistry Research Day, 1st place, Predoctoral Category2008 American Association for Dental Research, Dentsply Caulk Competition, 1st place, Basic Science Category 2008 Craig Memorial Scholarship, Omicron Kappa Upsilon2008 Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program (ADCFP)Teaching Fellowship 2009 Graduate Dean’s Health Science Scholarship, UCSF Graduate Division2009 UCSF School of Dentistry Research Day, 1st place, Doctoral Category2009 American Association for Dental Research, BLOC Travel Grant2010 Quintessence Award, UCSF School of Dentistry, Clinical Achievement in Restorative Dentistry2010 Milton and Mary Gabbs Award, UCSF School of Dentistry, Highest Ethical and Professional Behavior2010 Willard C. Fleming Scholar, UCSF School of Dentistry2010 Henry M. Thornton Fellowship, American Dental Association, given to one dental resident demonstrating highest academic potential2010 Omicron Kappa Upsilon, National Dental Honor Society2011 American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Resident Research Award2012 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation, Stephen B. Milam Award, given to grant application with the highest score2012 American Head and Neck Society (AHNS), Travel Grant Award2012 American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Resident Research Award2013 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation, Stephen B. Milam Award, given to grant application with the highest score2013 American Association for Dental Research, Hatton Awards Competition, 2nd place, Postdoctoral Category2013 American Pain Society, Young Investigator Award2013 American Head and Neck Society (AHNS), Best Resident Basic Science Paper2013 American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Resident Research Award2014 American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Resident Research Award2014 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Program, funding by National Cancer Institute (NCI), Awardee2015 American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Resident Research Award2016 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation, Stephen B. Milam Award, given to grant application with the highest score2016 American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Resident Research Award (Present)