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Ronald Dubner - September 2015

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Ronald Dubner, D.D.S., Ph.D. is professor in the Department of Neural and Pain Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. Dubner has a D.D.S. degree and a Ph.D. in physiology and has utilized both degrees throughout a research career in the area of pain and neuroscience and their relevance to orofacial health and disease.

For 13 years until 2008, Dr. Dubner was chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Maryland, which he organized and developed into a major basic science and clinical research department that consisted of over 100 faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students engaged in research and teaching. This group conducted research in the fields of pain and neuroscience, immune function and infectious disease, and molecular and cellular oncology, and now has been reorganized into three independent departments in the School of Dentistry. Before 1995, for three decades, he was a scientist in the intramural program of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, where he directed a multidisciplinary program of over 30 basic and clinical scientists who conducted research on pain mechanisms and pain control.  

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