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September 2019 – Jessica Scoffield

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Jessica Scoffield is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology in the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Scoffield has a B.S. and M.S. in Biology from Tuskegee University, Alabama and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from Auburn University, Alabama. Scoffield’s research studies antimicrobial mechanisms used by oral commensal bacteria to inhibit bacterial pathogens in polymicrobial infections.

August 2019 – Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque

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Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque is a Professor and the Director of Oral Viral Pathogenesis Group at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Webster-Cyriaque received her D.D.S. from State University of New York at Buffalo and her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on oral and maxillofacial as well as oral disease in immunocompromised individuals. Webster-Cyriaque is the 2019 Chair of the AADR Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.

July 2019 – Cameron L. Randall

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Cameron L. Randall is a Senior Fellow at the University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle. Randall is Secretary/Treasurer of the IADR Behavioral, Epidemiologic, and Health Services Research Group and a member of the AADR Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. Randall previously served on the AADR National Student Research Group Board. Randall’s program of research applies behavioral science, especially health psychology, to dentistry and dental public health.

June 2019 – Hoorshad Fathi-Kelly

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Hoorshad Fathi-Kelly is a student at the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry. Fathi-Kelly was the recipient of the 2019 Student Advocate of the Year Award. Fathi-Kelly received the award due to her contributions to advocacy for oral health research, which have included working with her university to support advocacy programming, enhancing advocacy awareness among her peers and becoming more involved in local advocacy activities and initiatives. AADR President Maria Ryan (pictured left) presented Fathi-Kelly (pictured right) during the 2019 AADR and FNIDCR Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill.

May 2019 – David Cruz Walma

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David Cruz Walma is a Medical Research Scholars Program Fellow in the lab of Kenneth Yamada in the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) and an oncoming fourth year D.M.D. student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Dentistry. His research interests focus on using state-of-the-art cellular and structural biology approaches to discover novel molecular mechanisms regulating developmental health and disease of the head and neck. 


David has received several research awards and mentoring recognitions, including the 2018 William S. Kramer Award of Excellence, has held various student leadership positions and is passionate about mentoring. Via the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program, David will become a graduate research student at the University of Oxford, England in 2019 under the dual-mentorship of Alex Bullock and Kenneth Yamada. 

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