Student Research Group - University of Iowa Chapter


The Student Research Group at the national AADR meeting in Los Angeles

The Student Research Group at the national AADR meeting in Los Angeles


  • Generate student interest in dental research
  • Identify student interested in dental research and provide opportunities for discussion of research interests
  • Assist in obtaining funding for student research projects
  • Communicate with local, regional, national, and international research groups
  • Disseminate student research ideas by hosting research seminars and displaying research projects on a regular basis
  • Provide funding for student members to attend annual regional and national research meetings


At the spring meeting, all officers, except the freshman class representative, shall be elected. After nomination and seconding of that nomination, officers of this group shall be elected by a majority vote of active members present at the meeting. Election of officers shall be a closed ballot. The freshman class representative shall be elected in the fall. If, for any reason, a class representative can no longer serve, a new representative shall be elected.


  • Leah Barshinger (D4), President
  • Nicole Krois (D3), Vice-President
  • Frankie Chyi (D3), Secretary-Treasurer
  • Amanda Phan & Josh Colvin, D4 Representatives
  • Erika Takanami, D3 Representative
  • Billy Burns, D2 Representative
  • TBD in Fall, D1 Representative

National Student Research Group:

Get involved with the National Student Research Group! Iowa has a great history of national representation in the NSRG. Visit the links below to learn more about the NSRG and see how you can get involved:

Past NSRG Members from the University of Iowa:

  • 2017 Stacey Howes, Vice-President
  • 2010 Kelly Huston, Member-at-Large
  • 2007 Lindsay Compton, Member-at-Large
  • 2005 Ryan Morris, Vice-President
  • 2004 Peter Cho, President
  • 2004 J.J. Heying, Secretary
  • 2000 Luciana Miranda, Councilor
  • 2000 Kevin Rencher, Secretary
  • 1995 Gregory Evans, President
  • 1995 Jason Anderson, Councilor
  • 1987 Leslie Winston, President
  • 1983 Ron Hathaway, President