Student Research Group

William Jarvie Research Society

Meet our E-board!

Mari Bianco de Moraes Figueiredo
John Ang
Vice President
Bobby Chacon
Mallory Morse
Adam Ellenthal
Apoorva Shah
Vick Gupta
Alia Khan
Assistant Editor
Avy Ariyev
Assistant Editor
Sangmee Kim
Advocacy Rep

William Jarvie Research Society

Membership Dues


All members of the Jarvie Research Society are eligible for partially subsidized membership in the American Association of Dental Research, the major component of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) AADR membership allows students to apply for various AADR sponsored research fellowships, subscribe to the Journal of Dental Research at a reduced fee, and attend conferences at reduced registration fees. The national and international AADR/IADR research conferences are exciting opportunities to learn of the latest research and they provide settings that facilitate communication and networking of CDM students with students at other schools as well as with established dental investigators. 

What do we do?

  • Journal Clubs
2-3 students present a journal article about a topic of their interest, and a casual discussion between students ensues. This gathering happens every few weeks and dinner is served. The aim is to have students learn about different research areas by engaging in peer-to-peer dialogue
  • Jarvie Society Lunch & Learn Series

Prominent faculty members are invited to give a lecture on their current research. This serves as a great way to meet potential mentors. Students are encouraged to ask questions and reach out to the faculty to get involved.

  • Summer Research Fellowship Information Session

Geared especially towards 1st year students, this event gives practical advice on how to apply for the CDM Student Research fellowship program as well as national fellowships such as the Admerican Assosication of Dental Research (AADR) Student Research Fellowship and other external research opportunities through the National Institute of Health (NIH) and sub-institute, the National Institute of Dental Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).

  • Student-Resident Meet & Greet

Residents who need assistance with their research projects give a short presentation of their work. Afterwards, interested students can speak with them and determine whether they can get involved. This is a great way to learn more about a specialty and get to know the faculty/residents here at CDM.

The student editors of the WJRS coordinate the publication of the Jarvie. The Jarvie is published annually, and it contains research abstracts of CDM students to be presented at the Birnberg Research Program in the Spring.

The annual Research Day is a 2-day event that includes table clinic/poster session presentations and the Birnberg Research Lecture delivered by an invited guest lecturer, formal presentation of the Birnberg Research Award. Posters are judged in the following categories for predoctoral students, Basic & Clinical Science, Oral/Public Health & for postdoctoral students, Best Postdoctoral Research. The winner in the predoctoral category in Basic Science will be selected to attend the Hinman Student Research Symposium and the winner in the predoctoral category in Clinical Science will be presented the ADA/DentsPly Clinician Award and attend the ADA Annual Meeting. Predoctoral students in the Oral/Public Health category can attend a national conference of their choice or at the suggestion of their mentor.

William Jarvie - Officers 2016-2017

Mari Bianco de Moraes Figueiredo, President

John Ang, Vice President

Bobby Chacon, Treasurer

Mallory Morse, Secretary

Adam Ellenthal, Communications

Apoorva Shah, Editor-in-Chief

Vick Gupta, Assistant Editor

Alia Khan, Assistant Editor

Avy Ariyev, Assistant Editor

Sangmee Kim, Advocacy Rep