Dr. Christina Demopoulos (Dental) received Immunize Nevada’s Silver Syringe Award for Innovation in Immunization. The award recognizes an individual who demonstrates exceptional innovation in developing and executing immunization programs and projects. The Immunize Nevada coalition focuses on preventing disease and promoting health by increasing the vaccination rates among state’s children, teens, adults, and seniors. Demopoulos' community involvement during her 16-year tenure at the School of Dental Medicine has focused on immunizations and improving oral health among children and teens. To date, her efforts have reached nearly 275,000 children throughout the state.