Alexandria, Va., USA – The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announced Eric Everett, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA, as the 2021 recipient of the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Biological Mineralization Basic Research. Everett was recognized during the Opening Ceremonies of the virtual 99th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR, held in conjunction with the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and the 45th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), on July 21-24, 2021.
Everett is a tenured Professor, serves as Chair of the Division of Oral and Craniofacial Health Sciences in the Adams School of Dentistry and as the Institutional Research Integrity Officer at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA.
Everett received a M.S. in pathology & laboratory medicine from the University of Florida, Gainesville, USA and a Ph.D. in molecular cell biology and pathology from the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA. He completed postdoctoral research fellowships in cell biology, at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Indiana University, and in medical genetics, at Indiana University School of Medicine in Bloomington, USA.
Everett’s research interests are related to acquired and congenital dental, oral and craniofacial disorders. Specifically, his research focuses on craniofacial and mineralized tissue genetics, gene-environment interactions, mapping of complex traits, normal variation and to the extent that normal variation becomes abnormal, and animal models for dental, oral and craniofacial disorders. Everett has presented numerous papers on these subjects at IADR and other scientific meetings and has published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers on these topics.
Everett served as the treasurer (2007-12), secretary (2014-15) and director/councilor (2015-18) for the North Carolina Section of the AADR. He has also serves as a faculty advisor for the AADR National Student Research Group.
The IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Basic Research in Biological Mineralization is supported by Unilever Oral Care and is one of the 17 IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards and it is one of the highest honors bestowed by IADR. The award consists of a monetary award and a plaque, and is designed to stimulate, encourage and recognize basic research in the field of biological mineralization.
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