Alexandria, Va., USA, May 6, 2020 – The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announced Mary L. Marazita, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Pa., USA as the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Scientist Award in Craniofacial Biology Research.
Marazita has been on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh since 1993, currently serving as the director of the Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics, Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Oral Biology in the School of Dental Medicine. She has secondary appointments as a Professor in the Department of Human Genetics (Graduate School of Public Health), the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Department of Psychiatry (School of Medicine).
Marazita has served in other administrative roles within the School of Dental Medicine including: Director of the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Center, Associate Dean of Research, and Chair of the Department of Oral Biology.
Supported by Dentsply Sirona, the Craniofacial Biology Research Award was established to recognize individuals who have contributed to the body of knowledge in craniofacial biology over a significant period of time, and whose research contributions have been accepted by the scientific community. It is one of the 17 IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards and is one of the highest honors bestowed by IADR. The award consists of a monetary award and a plaque.
Due to the cancellation of the 2020 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session, the award was given locally.
About the International Association for Dental Research
The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) is a nonprofit organization with over 10,000 individual members worldwide, with a Mission to drive dental, oral and craniofacial research to advance health and well-being worldwide. To learn more, visit www.iadr.org.