Investigator Awards

The INfORM Investigator Awards by Quintessence Publishing and Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache were developed and approved in 2017. The Awards will be given to investigators for an outstanding clinical or translational research abstract and project pertaining to Orofacial Pain and Related Conditions submitted to the IADR General Annual Session & Exhibition. Please see current guidelines for more information as well as the announcement regarding the next cycle of applying for the Awards.

Meeting/Date Samuel F Dworkin Predoctoral Award Barry J Sessle Postdoctoral Award
July 2018
Sonia Sharma, BDS, MS, PhD
University at Buffalo, US
Associations of jaw injury and types of jaw injury with temporomandibular disorders
Jie Lei, DDS, MS, MD
Peking University School & Hospital of Stomatology, China
Biomechanical condylar regeneration in early-stage degenerative TMJ diseases
June 2019
None Yuri Martins Costa, DDS, PhD
Bauru School of Dentistry and Bauru Orofacial Pain Group, University of Sao Paulo, Brasil
Topical anesthesia elucidates somatosensory alterations mechanisms in chronic TMD pain
Washington DC
March 2020
(Held virtually March 2021)
Beth Groenke, DDS, MS
University of Minnesota, US
MRI detection of vertical root fractures in endodontically treated teeth
Simple Futarmal Kothari, BDS, MSc, PhD
Aarhus University, Denmark
Effect of experimental bracing and thrusting of the mandible on painful and non-painful symptoms
Boston MA
July 2021