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November 2019 – Susan W. Herring

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Susan W. Herring received her B.S. in Zoology and her Ph.D. Anatomy at the University of Chicago, Illinois, where she studied the comparative cranial anatomy of pigs and their close relatives. Feeling the need to work with live animals, she moved to the College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago as an NIH postdoctoral fellow, where she developed techniques to record masticatory muscle activity and jaw movement from unrestrained animals. Herring remained at University of Illinois at Chicago until 1990, rising to Professor of Oral Anatomy and Anatomy. In 1990 she took up her current position as Professor of Orthodontics and Oral Biology, now Oral Health Sciences, at the University of Washington, Seattle. Herring’s work on the biology of the craniofacial musculoskeletal system has been continuously funded by NIH for over 35 years. She has served on the editorial boards of multiple journals and held office in several societies, is a fellow of AADR and AAAS. Herring is the recipient of the 1999 Craniofacial Biology Research Award from IADR. 

October 2019 – Peter J. Polverini

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Peter J. Polverini is the Jonathan Taft Distinguished University Professor of Dentistry and Dean Emeritus of the University of Michigan Dental School and a Professor of Pathology in the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor. 

Polverini  is a leader and influential figure in the field of vascular and cancer biology. His current research focuses on the role of cancer stem cells in the progression of premalignant oral lesions and exploring strategies to integrate precision medicine into dental practice. 

Polverini is an AADR Past President (2013-14) and the recipient of the 2006 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Oral Medicine and Pathology. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.

September 2019 – Jessica Scoffield

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Jessica Scoffield is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology in the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Scoffield has a B.S. and M.S. in Biology from Tuskegee University, Alabama and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from Auburn University, Alabama. Scoffield’s research studies antimicrobial mechanisms used by oral commensal bacteria to inhibit bacterial pathogens in polymicrobial infections.

August 2019 – Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque

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Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque is a Professor and the Director of Oral Viral Pathogenesis Group at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Webster-Cyriaque received her D.D.S. from State University of New York at Buffalo and her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on oral and maxillofacial as well as oral disease in immunocompromised individuals. Webster-Cyriaque is the 2019 Chair of the AADR Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.

July 2019 – Cameron L. Randall

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Cameron L. Randall is a Senior Fellow at the University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle. Randall is Secretary/Treasurer of the IADR Behavioral, Epidemiologic, and Health Services Research Group and a member of the AADR Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. Randall previously served on the AADR National Student Research Group Board. Randall’s program of research applies behavioral science, especially health psychology, to dentistry and dental public health.

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