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IADR Announces Recipients of the IADR Lion Dental Research Awards for Junior Investigators

Alexandria, VA, USA, June 22, 2022 – The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announced the recipients of the IADR Lion Dental Research Award for Junior Investigators. The recipients were recognized during the Opening Ceremonies of the virtual 100th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR, held in conjunction with the 5th Meeting of the Asia Pacific Region on June 20-25, 2022.

Recipients include:

  • Periodontal Research: Yue Chen, Nanjing Medical University, Jiangsu, China
  • Oral Health Research: Tan Minh Nguyen, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia

The Lion Dental Research Award is intended to support improvements in oral health sciences through the stimulation of junior researchers by recognition of outstanding and innovative research in basic dental science for the improvement of public dental health; and recognition of applied research achievements for improvement and development of oral care products for the prevention or oral diseases. These awards are made possible by a generous donation from the Lion Corporation, Tokyo, Japan.

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