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AADR Elects Jane A. Weintraub as AADR Vice-president

Alexandria, VA, USA – Members of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) have elected Jane A. Weintraub, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to serve as the AADR Vice-president. Her term will commence at the conclusion of the 98th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), which will be held in conjunction with the 49th Annual Meeting of the AADR and the 44th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), from March 18-21, 2020 in Washington, D.C.

Weintraub received a D.D.S. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and completed her M.P.H and Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard University, Boston, Mass. She is the R. Gary Rozier and Chester W. Douglass Distinguished Professor in Dental Public Health and former Dean of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Adams School of Dentistry and an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Weintraub’s research has focused on the epidemiology and prevention of oral conditions and oral health disparities, with an emphasis on conducting prevention-oriented clinical trials. Her patient and population-based research, with applications to dental patients or the larger community, spans the continuum of epidemiology, clinical research and health policy. Weintraub’s research has helped shape scientific guidelines regarding sealants and fluoride that have become a part of mainstream dental and public health practices.

Since joining IADR/AADR in 1979, Weintraub has held several AADR leadership positions such as AADR Board Member-at-Large, President and Group Councilor of the IADR Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research Group and President of the AADR North Carolina Section and AADR San Francisco Section. She is currently Chair, AADR Ethics in Dental Research Committee.  Weintraub serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Dental Research and JDR Clinical &Translational Research. She has given presentations in seven invited symposia, along with 25 first-authored and 62 co-authored abstracts at AADR/IADR meetings. Weintraub is an AADR Fellow and the recipient of the 2009 IADR H. Trendley Dean Memorial Award for meritorious research in epidemiology and public health.

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International Association for Dental Research

The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) is a nonprofit organization with over 10,000 individual members worldwide, with a Mission to drive dental, oral and craniofacial research to advance health and well-being worldwide. To learn more, visit www.iadr.org. The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) is the largest Division of IADR with over 3,000 members in the United States. To learn more, visit www.iadr.org/aadr.


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