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October 2018 – Rena N. D’Souza

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Rena N. D’Souza, Ph.D., M.S., D.D.S., B.D.S. is the 2018-19 IADR President and served as AADR President from 2012-13. D’Souza is currently the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Education and Professor of Dental Sciences, Professor of Neurobiology & Anatomy and Professor of Pathology at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. She also holds adjunct professorial appointments as Medical Faculty in the Department of Restorative Dentistry Endodontics and Periodontics at the University of Regensburg, Germany, in the Department of Bioengineering at Rice University, Houston, Texas, in the Department of Molecular Biology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, and in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

September 2018 – Tanner Godfrey

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Tanner Godfrey is a D.M.D./Ph.D. student at the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Dentistry. His research interests include investigating the role of chromatin remodeling in osteoblast differentiation, bone formation and maintenance.

Godfrey is the recipient of numerous research awards including the inaugural IADR Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition in 2017 and the AADR Student Research Award. He was also a finalist in the AADR Hatton competition in 2017 and received first place in the 2018 competition, earning him a spot in the international Hatton competition. He has served in multiple roles within the AADR National Student Research Group (NSRG) — a student-run organization that fosters an environment in every dental school whereby students can enrich their dental education through research.

Godfrey was selected as the 2017-2018 Gert Quigley Fellow and in that capacity a new member of the AADR Government Affairs Committee. During the Fellowship program, Godfrey received first-hand insight into government affairs and science policy work. In addition to his involvement with AADR, Godfrey is also an active AADR donor.

August 2018 - John M. Powers

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John M. Powers, graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in chemistry in 1967 and a Ph.D. in dental materials and mechanical engineering in 1972. He was Professor at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, from 1972-1988. He was Professor at the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston from 1988-2005, where he also served as department Chair and Associate Dean for Research. He founded the Houston Biomaterials Research Center and served as Director from 1994-2005. Since 2005, he has been Clinical Professor of Oral Biomaterials at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. He is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, where he is a consultant to the Michigan Pittsburgh Wyss Regenerative Medicine Resource Center.

April 2018 – Athena Papas

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Athena Papas is the Distinguished Professor of Diagnostic Sciences, the Erling Johansen Professor of Dental Research and the Head of the Division of Oral Medicine at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Mass, where she has worked in an environment conducive to  research for over 40 years. She received her dental degree from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in Oral Biology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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