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AADR Elects Olga J. Baker as AADR Treasurer

Alexandria, VA, USA – Members of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) have elected Olga J. Baker, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, to serve as the next AADR Treasurer. Her term will commence at the conclusion of the 97th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), which will be held in conjunction with the 48th Annual Meeting of the AADR and the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), from June 19-22, 2019 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. 

Baker received a D.D.S. and a Ph.D. in Physiological Sciences from the Central University of Venezuela, Caracas. She worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow and a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Missouri, Columbia in the Department of Biochemistry. In 2009, she became an Assistant Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dentistry, where she obtained several grants from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). In 2014, Baker moved to the University of Utah, where she is currently an Associate Professor. Her research focuses on therapeutic options to treat salivary gland hypofunction, including use of resolvins to alleviate chronic inflammation and fibrin hydrogels to promote tissue regeneration.

Baker has held many leadership positions within IADR and AADR including President of the IADR Salivary Research Group and chair of the AADR Science Information Committee. She was President of the AADR Buffalo section, founded the AADR Utah section and serves as the Faculty mentor for the University of Utah AADR Student Research Group. She is a standing member of the Oral, Dental and Craniofacial Sciences NIDCR Study Section and serves as a member of the University of Utah Academic and Executive Senate and Equity and Inclusion Committee in the School of Dentistry.

About the American Association for Dental Research
The American Association for Dental Research (AADR), headquartered in Alexandria, Va., is a nonprofit organization with over 3,400 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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