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June 2020 – David Drake

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Dr. David Drake is a professor of microbiology and infectious diseases in the Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research in the UI College of Dentistry. He has served on many NIH Study Sections and was recently a permanent member of the ODCS Study Section. Dr. Drake has had significant NIH funding for the last 10 years and has authored over 100 publications, including being a co-PI of a new 5-year RO1 that was recently funded. He has been trained and has considerable expertise in independent professional development, training and mentoring of post-doc and junior faculty members. As part of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity team, he is committed to helping young researchers develop their research ideas into productive and successful independent careers, and to enhance the diversity of the NIH-funded research workforce. He recently mentored four Postdoctoral Fellows at the UI through the auspices of this program and continues to serve as a national mentor. Dr. Drake served on the AADR Board and was involved in the planning of the IADR Academy Faculty Development Workshop at the IADR/AADR in March 2020. He also co-led a grant-writing course in the College of Dentistry that involves PhD students and Post-Doctoral Fellows.