Call for Proposals: Smiles for Life Research Award

 

Dear Health Care Professionals and Students, 

 

Smiles for Life, a national oral health curriculum, is pleased to announce the offering of a new award to support publication or presentation of research in a scholarly format. Smiles for Life Curriculum was created in 2005 to address a lack of oral health curricula available for primary care and other non-dental health care providers. Health care professionals of all types have opted to use this curriculum to train providers in their organization or region. We wish to encourage the formal evaluation of such trainings or collection of data around provider or student knowledge base or behavior change. Furthermore, we wish to promote presentation or publication of study findings in a scholarly forum.  

 

The Smiles for Life (SFL) Research Award is a $500 stipend to be used to support travel and accommodations to present SFL-related research results at an educational conference. We are offering two $500 awards in 2016. Applicants may be from any learning institution or education level and must have published or had their study accepted for publication or presentation at a conference using some aspect of SFL as the basis of the education. Applications will be accepted from graduate or post-graduate institutions of any health profession and in any professional format (poster, platform, publication) that has occurred or is planned any time during the 2016 calendar year.

 

The Application cycle will begin on April 1, 2016. Application deadline is July 1, 2016. Awardees will be notified by August 1, 2016. Applications can be submitted to: Bre Holt at researchaward@niioh.org

 

Questions can be directed to Bre Holt at researchaward@niioh.org

 

Sincerely,

 

Smiles for Life Steering Committee

Hugh Silk, MD, MPH

Rocio Quinonez, DMD, MPH

Melinda Clark, MD

Smiles for Life Editor


 

 

Smiles for Life Curriculum was created in 2005 to address a lack of oral health curricula available for primary care and other non-dental health providers. Over the past decade, Smiles for Life (SFL) has become one of the most robust oral health educational programs in the United States. Smiles for Life has had over 400,000 discrete on-line users and numerous medical, nursing, physician assistant and other health schools use the modules within their institutions.

 

The Smiles for Life Steering Committee would like to encourage the report of research that involves SFL materials through an annual SFL Research Award.  The prize will be $500 to be used toward travel and accommodations to present said research results at an educational conference.

 

The SFL Research award has the following eligibility criteria:

1)Representatives from any learning institution (including students) who have published or had their study accepted for publication or presentation at a conference using some aspect of SFL as the basis of the education.  This may include graduate or post-graduate institutions of any health profession and any professional format (poster, platform, publication) in the 2016 calendar year. 

2)Report should include sound outcome measures, reasonable numbers of learner participants, and the results submitted for presentation within a reasonable amount of time from the actual study.

 

Application should be completed in scientific abstract format with the following components in 500 words or less: 

a.Background/Problem

b.Methods

c.Results/Outcomes

d.Conclusion/Implications 

 

Please also list author information and the forum where the data has been published, submitted or accepted for presentation and the format (poster, oral presentation or publication).

 

2 awards will be given annually to support applicant travel and accommodations to present research findings in a scholarly forum. 

 

Judges will include members of the SFL Steering Committee and SFL Consultants.

 

Deadline

Applications are due by July 1, 2016. Awardees will be notified by August 1, 2016.

 

Submission

Applications can be submitted to: Bre Holt at researchaward@niioh.org 

 

Smiles for Life Research Award Application Template

Name and Title:

Organization:

Contact Information (address and telephone):

Email Address:

Title of Study:

Authors, co-authors, affiliations, positions, degrees:

Abstract (500 word maximum):

a.Background/Problem

b.Methods

c.Results/Outcomes

d.Conclusion/Implications

Forum where the data has been published, submitted or accepted for presentation:

Format of presentation (poster, oral presentation or publication):

Date of presentation or publication: