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March 7, 2016

AADR Presents Honorary Membership to Ed Martinez

Alexandria, Va., USA – The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) has announced Ed Martinez as the recipient of the 2016 AADR Honorary Membership. He will be recognized at the Association’s 45th Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Los Angeles, Calif., USA, on March 16, 2016, at the Opening Ceremonies. This meeting will be held in conjunction with the 40th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research. 

Martinez was president/chief executive officer (1998-2013) of San Ysidro Health Center (SYHC), Calif., USA. He earned his bachelor's and master’s degrees in public administration from San Diego State University, Calif., USA, and another master's in public health (hospital administration) from Yale University, New Haven, Conn., USA.

He has more than 30 years of healthcare management experience, including the administration of two acute care hospitals, two urban community health centers and one multi-specialty medical group. He helped to develop SYHC’s first NIH-funded research project, which was part of the University of California, San Francisco Center to Address Disparities in Children’s Oral Health (known as CANDO), demonstrating that high quality rigorous clinical research could be conducted with the SYHC patient population.

“AADR is pleased to honor Ed Martinez for his dedication to public health,” said AADR President Paul Krebsbach. “Mr. Martinez’s contributions toward the advancement of public health are commendable and we applaud him for his actions that have improved the lives of Californians.”

AADR Honorary Membership is decided by the three most recent living AADR past presidents who are no longer serving on the Board, and given to a person who has made significant contributions to and/or supports dental research.

About the American Association for Dental Research
The American Association for Dental Research (AADR), headquartered in Alexandria, Va., is a nonprofit organization with more than 3,700 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


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