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January 2020 – Christopher Okunseri

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Christopher Okunseri is a Professor and Director of the Predoctoral Program in Dental Public Health at Marquette University School of Dentistry, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Okunseri is also an adjunct Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin and a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health. He received his B.D.S (equivalent to D.D.S.) degree from the University of Benin School of Dentistry, Edo, Nigeria. Okunseri received his M.Sc. in Dental Public Health from the Eastman Dental Institute for Oral Health Care Sciences, University College London, England and completed a residency program in Dental Public Health at the Montefiore Medical Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y. Okunseri also received a Diploma in Dental Public Health from the Royal College of Surgeons in England, a fellowship certificate from the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland and holds a M.S. in Leadership Studies from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

December 2019 – Erin Ealba Bumann

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Erin Ealba Bumann is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral and Craniofacial Sciences in the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry. She is also a member of the Center of Excellence in the study of dental and Musculoskeletal Tissues and the Doctoral Faculty. Bumann received her B.S. in Anthropology/Zoology and D.D.S. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and her Ph.D. in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences from the University of California, San Francisco. Bumann conducted post-doctoral training in craniofacial biology and completed her residency and M.S. in pediatric dentistry at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Part of her Ph.D. and all of her post-doctoral training were funded by a National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research K08 and L40 Pediatric Research Loan Repayment Program. Bumann is a Past President of the AADR National Student Research Group and currently serves on the Edward H. Hatton Awards Committee for AADR and the Constitution Committee for IADR.

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.

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