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March 7, 2016

AADR to Award the 2016 Irwin D. Mandel
Distinguished Mentoring Award to Kenneth Anusavice

Alexandria, Va., USA – The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) has announced Kenneth Anusavice as the 2016 recipient of the AADR Irwin D. Mandel Distinguished Mentoring Award. 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. 

Anusavice is a past president of AADR (2003-04) and is currently the director for the UF Center for Dental Biomaterials, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA. He specializes in dental biomaterials, particularly dental ceramics, but his research extends into other fields including restorative materials, caries, fracture and, most recently, wear of enamel and fractal analysis.

Through this award, Anusavice is being recognized for his expertise and leadership, which has shaped the careers of numerous students, trainees and junior faculty. The award consists of a plaque and a monetary award of $1,000.

The AADR Irwin D. Mandel Distinguished Mentoring Award was established to provide national recognition for outstanding efforts to foster and promote research training and career development of students, trainees and junior faculty. It is intended to identify individuals at all levels of their career with an exemplary record of mentoring. This award was renamed in 2012 in honor of its first recipient, Irwin D. Mandel.

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 www.aadr.org.

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