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Carmem Pfeifer Named Associate Editor for the Journal of Dental Research

Alexandria, Va., USA — The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and American Association for Dental Research (AADR) are pleased to announce that Carmem Pfeifer, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, USA, has been selected as an Associate Editor of the IADR/AADR publication Journal of Dental Research (JDR) starting July 1, 2021.

Pfeifer received her D.D.S. and Ph.D. from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado, School of Dentistry and Chemical and Biological Engineering, Aurora/Boulder, USA. She is currently an Associate Professor of Biomaterials and Biomechanics at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, USA.

Pfeifer’s background is in dental materials and polymer chemistry, including real-time material property development and testing under simulated physiological environments in resin and composite restoratives. Her research focus is on the development of innovative polymeric materials for restorative dentistry, as well as on the development of analytical tools to characterize polymer properties evolution in real-time. She has been continuously funded by the NIH-NIDCR since 2013, and recently received the NIDCR Award for Sustaining Outstanding Achievement in Research (SOAR – R35).

An IADR/AADR member since 2005, Pfeifer has held several IADR and AADR leadership and volunteer positions. She is completing a term this month as Member-at-Large on the AADR Board of Directors (2018-21), is the AADR Representative to the IADR/AADR Publications Committee (2021-24) and served as a Journal of Dental Research Editorial Board member (2015-18). Pfeifer served on the IADR Ethics Committee (2016-17) and as treasurer, secretary and president of the AADR Portland Section (2011-18). Pfeifer is the current President of the IADR Dental Materials Group, having served as secretary/treasurer and vice-president, and has been highly involved in the activities and governance including serving as an abstract reviewer for the polymeric materials group (2009-10), a sub-group program chair for the polymeric materials group since 2011, and an overall group program chair for the 2020 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition.

“Carmem Pfeifer has volunteered in many roles within the IADR and AADR, and has served as an Editorial Board member of the JDR, demonstrating her commitment to the dental, oral and craniofacial research field and to the Journal,” said JDR Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Jakubovics. “I am excited to continue working with Carmem in her new position as an Associate Editor for the JDR.”

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About the Journal of Dental Research
The IADR/AADR Journal of Dental Research (JDR) is a multidisciplinary journal dedicated to the dissemination of new knowledge in all sciences relevant to dentistry and the oral cavity and associated structures in health and disease. The JDR 2-year Journal Impact Factor™ is 6.116, ranking #5 of 91 journals in the “Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine” category, and the JDR 5-year Journal Impact Factor™ is 7.199. The JDR ranks #1 of 91 journals in total citations at 26,197 and Eigenfactor at 0.01683. The JDR Editor-in-Chief is Nicholas Jakubovics, Newcastle University, England. Follow the JDR on Twitter at @JDentRes!

International Association for Dental Research

The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) is a nonprofit organization with over 10,000 individual members worldwide, with a mission to drive dental, oral and craniofacial research for health and well-being worldwide. To learn more, visit www.iadr.org. The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) is the largest Division of IADR with 3,100 members in the United States. To learn more, visit www.iadr.org/aadr.

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