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IADR Members Elect Paula Moynihan as Vice President

Alexandria, Va., USA - Members of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) have elected Paula Moynihan, Newcastle University, UK, as the next IADR vice president. Her term will commence at the conclusion of the 95th IADR General Session in San Francisco, Calif., USA, March 22-25, 2017. After serving as vice president, Moynihan will stay on the IADR Board of Directors for three consecutive terms as president-elect, president and immediate past president. 

Moynihan is professor of nutrition & oral health at Newcastle University, UK. There, she is also the director for the Centre for Oral Health Research. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and a Ph.D. in nutrition from the University of Surrey, Guildford, England, UK.  

She is currently principal investigator on a project entitled “Change4Life Sugars Campaign: Impact on Sugars Intake by Children Aged 5-11 Years and Identification of Barriers/Facilitations to Reducing Consumption.” This project is evaluating the impact of a health marketing campaign launched by Public Health England (a government agency). Her mixed-method evaluation involves more than 500 children aged 5-11, and assessing any change in intake of sugars as a result of the campaign and is exploring parents perceived barriers to sugars reduction. 

Moynihan has remained an involved member since joining IADR in 1992 through participating in the IADR General Sessions and serving in various leadership positions. She served as a councilor for the IADR Nutrition Research Group from 2000-2005 and again from 2010-2015, while concurrently serving on the management committee of the IADR British Division from 2012-2015.  From 2000-2001, she was the president of the IADR Nutrition Research Group. Providing further service to the IADR Scientific Groups and Networks, she was the vice president of the IADR Geriatric Oral Research Group from 2015-2016 and is currently serving as president-elect of the group and group program chair. She will become the president of the IADR Geriatric Oral Research Group at the conclusion of the 2017 IADR General Session.

Moynihan looks forward to being part of the IADR Board as it furthers its Mission to advance research and increase knowledge for the improvement of oral health worldwide; to support and represent the oral health research community; and to facilitate the communication and application of research findings. 

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