ADA Gold Medal Fellowship Awarded to UMKC Professor

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ADA Gold Medal Fellowship Awarded to UMKC Professor

MDA member, Dr. Erin Bumann's research focuses on oral issues in childhood.

Erin Ealba Bumann, DDS, PhD, who teaches in the department of oral and craniofacial sciences at UMKC School of Dentistry, was selected for the fellowship by Martha Somerman, DDS, PhD, winner of the 2021 ADA Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Dental Research.

As part of winning the Gold Medal Award, Dr. Somerman had the opportunity to select a fellowship recipient who would receive $20,000 to support their own research.

Dr. Bumann will be awarded $10,000 this year and $10,000 in 2023, as well as a commemorative plaque and the chance to present her research at a continuing education course in 2023. The Gold Medal Fellowship, like the award, is supported by Colgate.

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