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Ivo Lambrichts Named 2020 Recipient of the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Pulp Biology and Regeneration

Alexandria, Va., USA, May 6, 2020 – The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announced Ivo Lambrichts, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium as the 2020 recipient of the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Pulp Biology and Regeneration.

Lambrichts received his degree at KU Leuven in Belgium (1985). After which he completed his Ph.D. in Dentistry at Hasselt University in Belgium (1993). Subsequently he also received training in Orofacial pain/pathology at University of New Jersey, USA (2005). He began his academic career as Assistant Professor at Hasselt University in 1996, promoted to Associate Professor in 1996, Professor in 2003 and Full Professor in 2010 all at Hasselt University.

Lambrichts is currently vice-dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Hasselt University and he served in the external quality control of the Flanders dental schools. He contributes to stem cell research, to oral biology and oral imaging research and is involved in tissue banking, tissue reconstruction and regeneration.

The IADR Pulp Biology and Regeneration Award is supported by Dentsply Sirona and consists of a monetary award and plaque. The award recognizes, encourages and stimulates outstanding research contributions in the field of pulp biology. As one of the 17 IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards, this award is one of the highest honors bestowed by IADR.

Due to the cancellation of the 2020 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session, the award was given locally.

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