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Martha J. Somerman


The Thirtieth President of the AADR, 2001-02 

  • Born 13 March 1947, Brooklyn, NY, USA

  • Inaugural address delivered at Chicago, IL, March 7, 2001
    "Come On In"
    (J Dent Res 80:1593, 2001)

  • BA, New York University
    MS, Hunter College
    DDS, New York University
    PhD, University of Rochester

  • Lab. of Developmental Biology and Anomalies, NIDR, NIH, 1980-82
    Lab. of Clinical Investigations and Patient Care Branch, NIDR, NIH, 1982-84
    Assistant Prof., University of Maryland (Baltimore) College of Dentistry, Depts. of Periodontics and Pharmacology, 1984-87
    Associate Prof., as above, 1987-90
    Associate Prof. and Chair, Dept. of Periodontics/Prevention/Geriatrics (PPG), University of Michigan Dental School, and
    Associate Prof., Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, 1991-95
    Professor and Chair, Dept. of PPG, and Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Michigan, 1995-2000
    Associate Dean for Research, Dental School, and Professor, Medical School, University of Michigan, 2001-02
    Dean, University of Washington School of Dentistry, 2002-11
    Director, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 2011-