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AADR Elects Flavia Teles as AADR Representative to the IADR/AADR Publications Committee

Alexandria, VA, USA – Members of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) have elected Flavia Teles, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, to serve as the next AADR Representative to the IADR/AADR Publications Committee. Her term will commence at the conclusion of the 97th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), which will be held in conjunction with the 48th Annual Meeting of the AADR and the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), from June 19-22, 2019 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. 

Teles received a D.D.S from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a M.S. in Periodontology from the State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a D.M.Sc.in oral biology from Harvard School of Dental Medicine and completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship in Oral Microbiology at The Forsyth Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Teles’ research interests include the study of the oral microbiome in health, disease initiation, progression and in response to periodontal treatment and implant placement, as well as the investigation of the microbial ecology of the oral cavity. For the past 10 years, her research activities have been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, industry and foundations.

Since joining IADR/AADR in 2004, Teles has held a number or roles. She is a member of the Periodontal Research Group and the current Vice president of the IADR Women in Science Network. She has served multiple times as an IADR and AADR session chair and symposium organizer. Teles won the 2017 IADR Women in Science Award for Distinguished Research and the IADR Travel Grant for Young Investigators in 2012. She played an active role in the initiation, fundraising and endowment of the AADR Anne D. Haffajee Fellowship for Women in Oral Research.

About the American Association for Dental Research
The American Association for Dental Research (AADR), headquartered in Alexandria, Va., is a nonprofit organization with over 3,400 members in the United States. Its mission is: (1) to advance research and increase knowledge for the improvement of oral health; (2) to support and represent the oral health research community; and (3) to facilitate the communication and application of research findings. AADR is the largest Division of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR). To learn more about the AADR, visit www.aadr.org.

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