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March 2019 – Mark Herzberg

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Mark Herzberg, AADR Vice-President, is Professor, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota and Director Emeritus of the NIH-supported Minnesota Craniofacial Research Training Program, and former Associate Director of the University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Science Institute. He was a regular member of the NIH/Oral Biology and Medicine Study Section from 1991 to 1995, the American Cancer Society Institutional Review Committee from 1985 to 2009, and other NIH and national scientific review committees.  In 1992, he was elected Fellow for the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his research work on molecular basis of infective endocarditis and in 1995 he received the Distinguished Scientist Award in Oral Biology from the International Association for Dental Research.  From 1993 to 2004, Mark was editor of the Journal of Dental Research and a member of the IADR/AADR Joint Publications Committee. He served on the IADR Boards of Directors and Joint Finance Committee and as President-elect, President and Immediate Past President of the IADR Microbiology and Immunology Research Group. Mark served as a member of the National Advisory Dental and Craniofacial Research Council, NIDCR and a member and Chair of the Board of Scientific Councilors of NIDCR, 2007-2012.

February 2019 – John Hicks

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John Hicks is a professor of pathology and pediatrics and an attending pediatric pathologist at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, as well as an adjunct professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry, Houston. Hicks’ interest in cariology includes in vitro techniques for analyzing enamel and root surface caries, caries remineralization with innovative agents as well as with commercially available products and secondary caries formation adjacent to preventive and restorative materials.

January 2019 – William V. Giannobile

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William V. Giannobile is the Chair of the Department of Periodontics & Oral Medicine at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal for Dental Research (JDR). Giannobile shares his experience with AADR and reflects on the impact of the JDR over the last 100 years as part of the JDR Centennial celebration in 2019.

December 2018 – Dorota Kopycka-Kedzierawski

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Dorota Kopycka-Kedzierawski is Associate Professor of Dentistry at the University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health in the Department of Community Dentistry and Oral Disease Prevention and in the Center for Oral Biology. She also serves as Deputy Director of the Northeast region of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network. Her research interests include, teledentistry, oral epidemiology, risks factors for Early Childhood Caries and dental practice-based research. Kopycka-Kedzierawski has been a member of IADR/AADR and the Caries Research and Behavioral, Epidemiology and Health Services Research Groups since 2000 and has been a president of a local chapter of AADR since 2013.

November 2018 – Katherine Morland Hammitt

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Katherine Hammitt is Vice President of Scientific & Medical Affairs for the Sjögren’s Foundation (SF) as well as a member of the AADR Board of Directors as the Patient Advocacy Representative. In her role as Chair of the FNIDCR Patient Advocacy Council, Kathy leads 33 member organizations with Co-chair Mary Fete to add the patient advocates’ voice to the work of the AADR and NIDCR and to ensure the patient voice is heard in research.

At the SF, Kathy oversees key research and medical initiatives to increase knowledge about Sjögren’s, improve the exchange of ideas to accelerate research and set the stage for better treatment and management of Sjögren’s. To accomplish these goals, Kathy oversees the development of the first-ever Clinical Practice Guidelines in Sjögren’s and co-leads the Foundation’s international Clinical Trials Consortium. Kathy also created and serves Founding and Executive Editor of the SF’s Sjögren’s Quarterly, a major resource for healthcare professionals and the only publication covering all clinical, scientific and research aspects of Sjögren’s. In addition, Kathy is an Associate Editor of The Sjögren’s Book and author or co-author of text book chapters on autoimmune disease and Sjögren’s, CME programs and articles for medical and scientific journal publications on Sjögren’s. She also is co-author of The Sjögren’s Syndrome Survival Guide, a book designed to help patients better understand their disease, how to live with it and take control of their lives.