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Takashi Takata Received the 2018 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Oral Medicine & Pathology Research Award

Alexandria, Va., USA – The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announced Takashi Takata, Hiroshima University, Japan, as the 2018 recipient of the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Oral Medicine & Pathology Research. Takata was recognized at the Opening Ceremonies of the 96th General Session of the IADR, held in conjunction with the IADR Pan European Regional (PER) Congress. The IADR/PER General Session & Exhibition is in London, England at the ExCeL London Convention Center from July 25-28, 2018.

Takata is the Executive and Vice-president of Hiroshima University and previously served as a professor and Dean at the Hiroshima University Faculty of Dentistry, Japan. He received his D.D.S. and Ph.D. also from Hiroshima University, Japan.

Takata is a world leader in oral pathology. His research focuses on the diagnostic pathology of odontogenic and salivary gland tumors, experimental pathology of periodontal disease and molecular pathology of oral cancer. This includes molecular pathological analyses of the development, progress and prognosis of oral malignancies, research on diagnostic pathology of odontogenic and salivary gland tumors and translational studies on the development of new therapeutic methods for bone destructive diseases. He has published over 220 peer-reviewed research papers in English language journals and over 50 papers and 50 book chapters in Japanese.

Takata has held numerous positions within IADR such as an IADR Asia Pacific Region Board member, President and Immediate-past President. He is the current Director of the IADR Japanese Division and has held the positions of Vice-president, President and Immediate Past President. He has also been on the IADR/AADR Publications Committee, IADR Council, IADR Awards Review Committee and IADR Science Information Committee.

One of the 17 IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards, the Oral Medicine & Pathology Research Award is one of the highest honors bestowed by IADR. The Award recognizes outstanding and sustained peer-reviewed research that has contributed to the understanding of the mechanisms governing the health and disease of the oral cavity and associated structures, principally encompassing skin, bone and the oral soft tissue. The award consists of a monetary award and a plaque.

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