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Kimon Divaris - December 2017

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Kimon Divaris, D.D.S., Ph.D. is the newly elected AADR representative to the IADR/AADR Publications Committee. Divaris received his D.D.S. from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Dentistry in 2005 and Certificates in Pediatric Dentistry and Global Health from University of North Carolina in 2011. Also in 2011, Divaris received his Ph.D. in Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina. He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Departments of Pediatric Dentistry and Epidemiology. His research interests revolve around the notion of precision medicine/dentistry and include early childhood oral health, dental caries, genomics, the human microbiome, dental public health, periodontal diseases and fluorides.

IADR Members Elect Pamela Den Besten as Vice President

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DenBesten.png?r=1512655862885Members of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) have elected Pamela Den Besten, University of California – San Francisco, USA as the next IADR vice president. Her term will commence at the conclusion of the 96th General Session of the IADR, held in conjunction with the IADR Pan European Regional Congress, in London, England, July 25-28, 2018. After serving as vice president, Pamela DenBesten will stay on the IADR Board of Directors for three consecutive terms as president- elect, president and immediate past president. 

AADR Elections Results: AADR Members Elect Mark Herzberg and Kimon Divaris

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Members of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) have elected Mark Herzberg, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis to serve as the next vice president of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR). His term will commence at the conclusion of the 47th AADR Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., USA, March 21-24, 2018. After serving as vice president, he will remain on the AADR Board of Directors for three consecutive terms as president-elect, president and immediate past president.

Hansel M. Fletcher - November 2017

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Hansel M. Fletcher, Ph.D. is currently the Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Affairs in the School of Medicine and Professor and Vice Chair for the Department of Basic Sciences, Division of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Loma Linda University in California. Since 2004, he has served as the Graduate Program Director for the Division of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. Fletcher is the current President of the IADR Microbiology/Immunology scientific group.

Shannon Wallet – October 2017

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Shannon Wallet, Ph.D., graduated from North Carolina State University in 1995 with a bachelor’s in medical technology and went on to earn a degree in clinical laboratory science from Duke University. She earned her Ph.D. in oral biology from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 2005 and joined the faculty at the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 2006 as a tenure-accruing assistant professor in the Department of Periodontology. She was promoted to associate professor and was awarded tenure in July 2013. Currently, Dr. Wallet is an Associate Professor at the University of Florida in the Department of Oral Biology as well as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs.

She has published over 70 papers and co-authored two book chapters, as well as held reviewed articles for 11+ journals. Her research interests are focused on mechanisms associated with altered innate immune functions, which lead to dysregulated adaptive immunity. Through independent and collaborative research programs, the Shannon M. Wallet Laboratory has been involved, at some level, in investigating the basic biology of health, multiple autoimmune conditions, autoinflammation, sepsis, exercise induced inflammation and cancer.

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