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IADR Elects Brian O’Connell as IADR Vice-president

Alexandria, VA, USA – Members of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) have elected Brian O’Connell, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, to serve as the IADR Vice-president. His 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., USA.

O’Connell received a Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the National University of Ireland, Cork and a Ph.D. in biochemistry and a Specialty Certificate in Prosthodontics at the University of Rochester, New York, USA. Currently he is a Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Dean of Dental Affairs at the Dublin Dental University Hospital at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

With a background in biochemistry and prosthodontics, O’Connell’s research has ranged from salivary proteins to gene transfer, dental implants, bruxism and ageing. He has written more than 90 peer-reviewed papers with over 4,000 citations and presented his research across the world.

Since joining IADR/AADR in 1983, he has held several IADR leadership positions including IADR Treasurer, IADR Pan European Region Treasurer and Board member, IADR Regional Board member for the Pan European Region, President, Council member and founding member of the Irish Division of IADR, Journal of Dental Research Editorial Board member and Chair of IADR Regional Development Program Committee. O’Connell was a1992 IADR Unilever Hatton Award winner.

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