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ISU dental hygiene student Francisco receives Bartlome Memorial Research Grant

Posted October 28, 2011

The Idaho State University Division of Health Sciences awarded the Jeffrey A. Bartlome Memorial Research Grant at the Idaho Conference on Health Care on Oct. 21.

The award was presented to Elena Francisco, who is currently enrolled in the Master of Dental Hygiene program.

From left, ISU dental hygiene Chair Kristin Calley, award recepient Elena Francisco and Division of Health Sciences Associate Vice President Linda Hatzenbuehler.Francisco's research focuses on clinical competence within the dental hygiene profession. Francisco will be surveying dental hygienists in the United States about dental caries risk assessment and management. Francisco aims to determine what level of risk assessment and treatment options are utilized and provided by dental hygienists to patients.

The Jeffrey A. Bartlomè Memorial Research Grant is designed to promote research in the health professions at Idaho State University. Specifically, the research grant supports students in the health professions in any phase of research activity. The award is named in honor of Dr. Jeffrey A. Bartlome, the first director of the Institute of Rural Health at ISU.

Idaho State University is Idaho's health care university, as designated by the Idaho State Board of Education. There are nearly 30 separate health professional programs across the institution.           

For more information on the Bartlomè Memorial Research Grant, contact Linda Rankin ranklind@isu.edu.

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