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Pamela Yelick Receives the 2017 IADR Isaac Schour Memorial Award

Alexandria, Va., USA - The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) presented Pamela Yelick with the 2017 IADR Isaac Schour Memorial Award. She was recognized at the Opening Ceremonies of the 95th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in San Francisco, Calif., USA. This meeting is being held in conjunction with the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 41st Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research.

Yelick is a full professor with tenure at Tufts University, Boston, Mass., USA, where she directs the Division of Craniofacial and Molecular Genetics. Her primary appointment is in the Tufts School of Dental Medicine in the Department of Orthodontics, and Yelick also holds faculty appointments in the Tufts School of Medicine, Department of Biomedical Engineering, and the Tufts Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, in the Genetics and in the Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology Programs.

Her research focuses on mineralized tissue development, homeostasis, disease and regeneration. Her laboratory has pioneered the use of adult dental stem cells for whole tooth tissue engineering. She has received NIH funding since 1991. Yelick’s laboratory uses two models for their research: forward genetic mutagenesis and functional characterization of genes regulating mineralized tissue development and disease; and tissue engineering approaches to regenerate functional, vascularized and enervated craniofacial bone and dental tissues.

Funded through a generous endowment provided by Dr. Bernard G. Sarnat, a former graduate student of Isaac Schour, and Rhoda G. Sarnat through the Sarnat Family Foundation, the Isaac Schour Memorial Award consists of a monetary prize and plaque and recognizes outstanding scientific contributions in the anatomical sciences, including tissue engineering, tissue regeneration, and stem cell research as it relates to the oral, dental, or craniofacial complex. It is one of the 17 IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards and is one of the highest honors bestowed by IADR.

About the International and American Associations for Dental Research The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) is a nonprofit organization with nearly 11,000 individual members worldwide, dedicated to: (1) advancing research and increasing knowledge for the improvement of oral health worldwide, (2) supporting and representing the oral health research community, and (3) facilitating the communication and application of research findings. To learn more, visit www.iadr.org.

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