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Objective

  • Seeking a Dental Associate position that offers the opportunity to  grow into a position of partnership/ownership.

EDUCATION

20122016

D.M.D. Candidate

University of Illinois College of Dentistry

Chicago, Illinois

20102011

Post-Bacculaurate Premedicine Certificate

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

20092010

Post-Bacculaurate Premedicine Certificate

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

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B.A.

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

LICENSING AND BOARD CERTIFICATION

2016

NBDE Part 2, Passed

Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations
20152016

CDCA Exam (Formerly NERB), Passed

The Commission on Dental Competency Assessments

Manikin Exam: Passed 2015

Patient Exam: Passed March 2016

Written Exam: Passed 2016

2013

NBDE Part 1, Passed

Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations

SCHOLARSHIP

Poster presentations:

  1. Rojas MD, Elseth, K, Aqil M, Bassiony M, Sayres J, Vesper B, Radosevich J. 2014. Adaptation to High Nitric Oxide (HNO) in Head & Neck Cancer Cell Lines Consistently Up-regulated Lipocalin 2 (LCN2). University of Illinois Cancer Forum, Chicago, Illinois.
  2. Rojas MD, Elseth K, Aqil M, Bassiony M, Sayres J, Vesper B, Radosevich J. 2014. Lipocalin 2 (LCN2) is Consistently Up-regulated in Head & Neck Cancer Cell Lines Adapted to High Nitric Oxide (HNO) Levels. University of Illinois College of Dentistry Clinic and Research Day, Chicago, Illinois.
  3. Radosevich J, Rojas MD, Elseth K, Aqil M, Bassiony M, Vesper B. 2014. Lipocalin 2 (LCN2) is Consistently Up-regulated in Head & Neck High Nitric Oxide Adapted Cells Which Exhibit Tumor Stem Cell Properties. International Society of Oncology and Biomarkers Conference, Barcelona, Spain.
  4. Rojas MD. 2014. Xerostomia: Can Smoking Be Linked? University of Illinois College of Dentistry Clinic and Research Day, Chicago, Illinois.
  5. Rojas MD, Tamas T, Radosevich J. 2016. NO Adapted Head & Neck Cancer Cells Have Up-regulated JUN, FOS & AP1. University of Illinois College of Dentistry Clinic and Research Day, Chicago, Illinois.

Abstracts:

  1. Rojas MD, Tamas T, Radosevich J. 2016. NO Adapted Head & Neck Cancer Cells Have Up-regulated c-Jun . International Association of Dental Research. Los Angeles, California.

Textbook Chapters (In Press):

  1. Rojas MD, Oweidi, A. Autophagy. 2015. “Apoptosis and Beyond: The Many Ways Cells Die.” Ed: Radosevich. Springer Scientific Publishing.
  2. Rojas MD, Gandhi C, Feldman L. Erythropoiesis and Eryptosis. 2015. “Apoptosis and Beyond: The Many Ways Cells Die.” Ed: Radosevich. Springer Scientific Publishing.


HONORS, PRIZES, AND AWARDS

2016                      Illinois State Dental Society Best Basic Science Research Award

2004- 2006          Loyola University Deans List

2002- 2006          Loyola University Trustee Scholarship Recipient

2002- 2006          Chicago Catholic Heritage Award Recipient

2002                      Rotary Scholarship Recipient

INVITED, ELECTED, OR APPOINTED EXTRAMURAL SERVICE

2016- Current     Periodontal Teaching Assistant

2013- Current     Class Vice President (D2, D3, D4 Years)

2013- Current     Dental Student Council Member

2014- Current     Peer Mentoring Group Member

2013- Current     D1 Interview Panel

2013- Current     Prosthodontic Implant Club

2015- Current     Business Improvement Plan Committee

2015- Current     Website Redesign Committee

2014- Current     Orthodontic Clinic Liaison D4 Class

2013                     New Dean Election Committee

2012- 2013          Curriculum Committee Chair D1 Class


WORK HISTORY

20062010

Pharmaceutical Sales Consultant

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Chicago, Illinois

  • Actively engage Health Care Providers in two-way dialogue regarding product portfolio and disease state to generate and increase sales.
  • Consistently ranked in top 30% of sales force and top 25% with primary product.
  • Organized and wrote an educational news letter for the Chicago West district on Tekturna and Direct Renin Inhibition; 2007.
  • Per management request, led pre-training session for multiple new hires regarding test taking skills and study preparation for Sales Workshop One; 2006.
  • Product categories: Antihypertensives, bisphosphonates, acetylcholinesterase inhibitors
20032006

Intern

Lukas-Cohen Group at Smith Barney

Chicago, Illinois

  • Assisted Financial Consultant(s) in expanding client base and gross production.
  • Cold called and conducted preliminary interviews with potential clients regarding retirement options.
  • Trained new hires and less experienced staff members.
  • Maintained client and product files for Portfolio Managers.
20012002

Dental Assistant

Dental Office of Dr. Rudolph Paolucci

Joliet, Illinois

  • Assisted Dr. Paolucci with all aspects of dental treatment inlcuding: chair setup/ teardown, chairside assisting, instrument sterilization, and radiographs.
  • Proficient in scheduling patients and verifying insurance.