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S. Jeffrey Dixon Received 2019 IADR Distinguished Service Award

Alexandria, VA, USA – The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announced S. Jeffrey Dixon, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada, as the 2019 recipient of the IADR Distinguished Service Award. Dixon was recognized at the Opening Ceremonies of the 97th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR, held in conjunction with the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR). The IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition is held at the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building in Vancouver, BC, Canada from June 19-22, 2019.

Dixon is a Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology and Dentistry in the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry at Western University, London, Canada. He received his D.D.S. from the University of Western Ontario and his Ph.D. in Oral Biology from the University of Toronto, Canada. Dixon also has a background in physics. He completed his B.Sc. in physics at Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario and his M.Sc. in Biophysics at the University of Western Ontario.

Dixon’s research focuses on the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the resorption and formation of mineralized tissues in development, during orthodontic tooth movement and in inflammatory diseases such as periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis. His studies have been supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, pharmaceutical and biotech industries and the Canadian Arthritis Network of Centres of Excellence. Dixon has published 142 papers, 16 book chapters/proceedings and edited one book. Dixon is a member of the IADR Mineralized Tissue Group, a member of the Journal of Dental Research Editorial Board and has received the Canadian Association for Dental Research Award of Merit.

“S. Jeffrey Dixon is receiving this award in recognition for his outstanding contributions to the CADR and IADR, to the Journal of Dental Research and in appreciation of his generous leadership and service within the Mineralized Tissue Group,” said IADR President Rena D'Souza.

Sponsored by J. Morita Corporation, the IADR Distinguished Service Award was established by the IADR Board of Directors to recognize a member who has not served as an IADR Officer, but who has performed outstanding service to the Association or distinguished service over a period of time. This year, S. Jeffrey Dixon is being honored for decades of dedicated service to the Association and its mission.

About the International Association for Dental Research
The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) is a nonprofit organization with over 11,400 individual members worldwide, dedicated to: (1) advancing research and increasing knowledge for the improvement of oral health worldwide, (2) supporting and representing the oral health research community, and (3) facilitating the communication and application of research findings. To learn more, visit www.iadr.org. The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) is the largest Division of IADR with 3,300 members in the United States. To learn more, visit www.iadr.org/aadr.

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