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IADR/AADOCR Announces Recipients of the 2022 William J. Gies Awards

Alexandria, VA, USA, June 22, 2022 – The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (AADOCR) announced the 2022 recipients of the IADR/AADOCR William J. Gies Awards for the best papers published in the IADR/AADOCR Journal of Dental Research. 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.

These awards are presented in three categories: Biological Research, Biomaterials & Bioengineering Research and Clinical Research. The winners are:

  • Biological Research. The Junctional Epithelium Is Maintained by a Stem Cell Population.  Yuan, X., Chen, J., Grauer, J.A., Xu ,Q., Van Brunt, L.A., Helms, J.A. J Dent Res 100(2):209-216, 2021
  • Biomaterials & Bioengineering Research. pH-Responsive Antibacterial Resin Adhesives for Secondary Caries Inhibition. Liang, J., Liu, F., Zou, J., Xu, H.H.K., Han, Q., Wang, Z., Li, B., Yang, B., Ren, B., Li, M., Peng, X., Li, J., Zhang, S., Zhou, X., Cheng, L. J Dent Res 99(12): 1368-1376, 2020
  • Clinical Research. Maternal Oral Health Influences Infant Salivary Microbiome. Ramadugu, K., Bhaumik, D., Luo, T., Gicquelais, R.E., Lee, K.H., Stafford, E.B., Marrs, C.F., Neiswanger, K., McNeil, D.W., Marazita, M.L., Foxman, B. J Dent Res 100(1):58-65, 2021

The award is named for William J. Gies, the founder of the Journal of Dental Research. The awards consist of US$1,000 and a plaque. 

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