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Asma Khan Named 2020 Recipient of the Distinguished Scientist Award in Pharmacology/Therapeutics/Toxicology Research

Alexandria, Va., USA, May 6, 2020 – The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announced Asma Khan, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA, as the 2020 recipient of IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Pharmacology/Therapeutics/Toxicology Research.

Khan is Adjunct Assistant Professor, Endodontics. Her current research projects include clinical research, translational and basic science research. Clinical projects are on the (1) development of new strategies for the diagnosis and management of acute odontogenic pain, (2) evaluation of new analgesics and anesthetics and, (3) development of new diagnostics for the detection of cracks in teeth. Translational and basic science research projects are focused on the role of extracellular vesicles and microRNAs in pain. The aim is to elucidate the mechanisms by which extracellular vesicles and microRNAs modulate pain.

The Pharmacology/Therapeutics/Toxicology Research Award is one of the 17 IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards and is one of the highest honors bestowed by IADR. The Award is made for outstanding and sustained peer-reviewed research that has contributed to our knowledge of the mechanisms, efficacy or safety of drugs used in dentistry and consists of a monetary award and a plaque.

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

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