IADR Women in Science Award for Distinguished Research

The Executive Committee of the Women in Science Network of IADR announces the Women in Science Award for Distinguished Research. This award recognizes a single research paper published between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2022, in the Dental/Oral/ Craniofacial Research; both applied and basic research papers are eligible.

The Women in Science Award for Distinguished Research is intended to recognize excellence in Oral/ Dental/ Craniofacial Research by a female researcher (first or senior author). The First/Senior author is the recipient of the plaque and check, but all of the authors are recognized.


Award Prize


Key Dates

Applications Open:

Oct 01, 2022

Applications Closed:

Mar 31, 2023

  • Female first or senior author. Must be a member of the IADR Women in Science Network. Must be within 10 years of completing last terminal degree (PhD, DDS, DMD, MD, etc.) at the time of the submission deadline.

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2022 Recipient

Lakmali Munasinghage Silva

NIDCR, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

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Mangala Patel

Queen Mary University of London (BLSMD), Dental Physical Sciences (OGD)

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