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Douglas Berkey Named 2020 Recipient of the Distinguished Scientist Award in Geriatric Oral Research

Alexandria, Va., USA, May 6, 2020 – The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announced Douglas Berkey, University of Colorado, Aurora, USA as the 2020 recipient of the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Geriatric Oral Research.

Berkey is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine where he has served as the Chair of the Department of Applied Dentistry and as a faculty member for 28 years. While at CU, he was awarded the Rocky Mountain Study Club Professor of the Year. He is the past Chairman and continues to serve on the Board of Trustees for Delta Dental of Colorado and is also the Editor-in-Chief of Dental Abstracts, an internationally respected oral health journal. He is a member of the American Dental Association’s National Elder Care Advisory Committee and was a past ADA delegate to the Joint Commission.

The IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Geriatric Oral Research consists of a monetary award and plaque and is generously supported by GlaxoSmithKline. The award is designed to stimulate, encourage, and recognize outstanding research accomplishments in the field of geriatric oral research. This is one of the 17 IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards and is one of the highest honors bestowed by IADR.

Due to the cancellation of the 2020 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session, the award was given locally.

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