MURI STUDENTS are awarded blue-ribbon status


IUPUI MURI (Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute) recipients from IUSD’s Public Health Dental Hygiene Program as well as from IUPUI’s School of Science, School of Education, and Kelley School of Business were awarded blue-ribbon status for the Senior Division at IUPUI’s Research Day on April 9, 2010. Their poster abstract entitled, Promotions and Public Perceptions of New Dissolvable Tobacco Products,” was a study to document and evaluate the promotion of the new dissolvable tobacco products test-marketed in central Indiana; R.J. Reynolds Camel Orbs, Camel Strips, and Camel Sticks. This MURI project was under the mentorship of faculty associated with the IUPUI Tobacco Cessation and Biobehavioral Group (TCBC) at the IU School of Dentistry: Dr. Laura Romito, Oral Biology, Prof. Lorinda Coan, Periodontics and Allied Dental Programs, and Dr. Kim Saxton, Clinical Assistant Professor of Marketing, IUPUI Kelley School of Business. This poster abstract was also presented at the IU School of Dentistry’s Research Day, April 12, 2010. MURI recipients and faculty pictured front row l-r: Chen Ni, Paige Conder, Dr. Laura Romito, and back row l-r: Donna Wampler, Dana Gardner, Dr. Kim Saxton, and Orey Pence. Not pictured was Prof. Lorinda Coan.