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Stefan Ruhl receives Distinguished Scientist Award in Salivary Research

Stefan Ruhl, DDS, PhD, professor of oral biology in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, was named the recipient of the 2020 International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Distinguished Scientist Award in Salivary Research.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Stefan Ruhl, DDS, PhD, professor of oral biology in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, was named the recipient of the 2020 International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Distinguished Scientist Award in Salivary Research.

The award recognizes outstanding and innovative achievements that have contributed to the basic understanding of salivary gland structure, secretion and function, or salivary composition and function.

Ruhl will be honored during the opening ceremonies of the IADR General Session and Exhibition on March 18 in Washington, D.C., according to UB at Buffalo.

Ruhl is an internationally renowned expert on saliva, oral bacteria and the oral microbiome. His research attempts to unravel the roles that saliva and microorganisms play in health, including in adhesion to the teeth and surfaces of the mouth, defense against pathogens and colonization of the oral cavity.

The IADR named Ruhl the Salivary Researcher of the Year in 2014.

Ruhl has published nearly 50 journal articles, books and book chapters. He currently holds grants from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and National Cancer Institute, both within the National Institutes of Health.

He is a past president of the IADR Salivary Research Group and serves on the editorial boards of Clinical Oral Investigations and the Journal of Dental Research.

 

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