Congratulations to Dr. Ben Scheven. He has been selected as one of the wnners for the 2012-2013 Lonza Stem Cell Challenge Awards. The judging panel wrote “While we had many worthy entries this year, your submission was chosen by our panel as one of the best.” Well done to Ben and more details are on the Lonza Web site.
Kris Coomar writes,
“It’s that time of year again – school visits for Paediatric Dentistry. This is one of our 4th BDS student groups enjoying the sunshine at break time at St George’s Junior and Infant School. All our students have worked very hard to put together lessons to teach school children about their diet, tooth-brushing and attending the dentist. A great time was had by all.”
Rajdeep Koner (Final Year) took a break from his finals revision to take part in refereeing a local cup final. Here is the story in Raj’s own words.
“All in all, it was a great day and I really enjoyed myself, especially the fact that I was able to be part of such an experienced refereeing team that included my Dad, ex football league referee Gurnam Singh. The game went really well with lots of end to end action, robust tackles and a great finish from Wednesfield forward Mark Morgan, who sealed the tie for his team 1-0. The crowd were fantastic and the Wolverhampton Football Combination League did a great job with organising the Cup Final. Games like this make you realise how enjoyable football refereeing can be and I really look forward to hitting the ground running next season!”
The Annual Cheese and Wine Quiz Night goes from strength to strength. This year with the advent of a roaming microphone for quizmaster Prof Walmsley, the organisers were able to get more students per square metre into the canteen. Tickets for the event sold out faster than a Rolling Stones concert with the lion’s share going to the Final Year who had already taken their final examination paper that morning. The questions were very difficult and included a challenging Dental Knowledge round. Professor Lumley was called into adjucate on the Weine classification of root canals and there was some banter with final years and SHOs about odontogenic keratocysts. The tiebreaker for the top three teams was won by Quizzle Kicks (I think that is correct but stand to be corrected)
Thanks must go to the organising team led by Sarah Franks and included Patrick Stewart, Maryan Ezzeldin and Harpreet Kaur. One of the best Cheese and Wine Quiz nights ever.
The Alumni Leadership Mentoring Programme offers students at the University of Birmingham the opportunity to receive one-to-one mentoring from high profile Birmingham alumni.
We are delighted to announce that Barry Cockcroft, Chief Dental Officer for England, has joined the programme and will mentor a student throughout the next academic year. It is an unique opportunity to gain insight, advice and support from a senior alumnus, and is open to all students who will be in their 4th or 5th year.
For more information, and to apply, please contact the School Office at the School of Dentistry. Applications close on Friday 19th May.