Dr. Francesca Gori, assistant professor of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity, program director for the Harvard Forsyth Research Academy, and director of predoctoral research at HSDM, was chosen by the Board of Directors of the Student Competition for Advancing Dental Research and its Application (SCADA) as the 2021 Burton C. Borgelt Faculty Advisory Award recipient. This award honors a faculty advisor who has distinguished herself as a dental scientist and has had a significant impact on the lives of dental students as a research mentor.
“Dr. Gori is a very deserving recipient of this prestigious award. She is an instrumental and inspiring member of the faculty, who makes significant contributions to DMD and AGE student education in both basic science research and didactic instruction,” said Dean William Giannobile.
The Board noted Dr. Gori’s dedication to dental student researchers for more than ten years as a faculty member of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine as one of the factors in her being chosen as the recipient. She will receive the award on Wednesday, July 21 at the AADR/SCADA virtual awards program.
“I truly enjoy working with our students and am honored to be part of their educational journey at HSDM. I want to thank Dean Giannobile, and my nominators for this award. I also thank all the students I worked with over the years, as each of them helped me become a better mentor,” said Gori. “I am grateful to be recognized by SCADA with this award.”