Her research project is entitled “The effects of naturally occurring oligomeric proanthocyanidins on root caries remineralization.”
Lee’s mentor is Dr. Ana Bedran-Russo, Assistant Professor, Restorative Dentistry, UIC College of Dentistry.
The summer before her D-1 year, Lee participated in the College’s Summer Student Research Program.
The award is named for George C. Paffenbarger, an internationally recognized authority on dental materials and a pioneer in the development of specifications and standards for testing materials. The ADA Foundation’s Paffenbarger Research Center also is named in his honor.
The award is open to dental students who wish to undertake novel research relevant to contemporary operative dentistry. The research projects must be related to the clinical practice of operative dentistry and cariology.