Research Award Winners Announced
The International Association for Dental Research has announced the winners of its 2021 awards.
The International Association for Dental Research has announced the winners of its 2021 awards. The presentations took place during the virtual 2021 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition’s opening ceremonies and awards presentations on July 21.
A partial list of winners includes:
- Gold Medal Award: David Williams, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, UK. Williams is the professor of Global Oral Health at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, UK. He is currently cochair of the FDI World Dental Federation Vision 2030 Working Group. Williams’ research focus is on the causes and consequences of the oral health inequalities that exist both within and between countries.
- Innovation in Oral Care Awards:
- Cesar de la Fuente, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, “Low-cost Biosensing Mouthguard for Rapid Detection of Emerging and Oral Pathogens” Coinvestigator: Hyun Koo
- Prasanna Neelakantan, University of Hong Kong, SAR, China, “Precision Engineered, Functional Oligonucleotide-eluting Mucoadhesive Nanoscale Films for the Management of Oral Candidiasis” Coinvestigators: Conrado Aparicio, Lakshman Samaranayake, Julian Tanner, Gordon Ramage
- Nicole Ritzert, ADA Science and Research Institute, Gaithersburg, Md, “Label-Free, Multianalyte Electrochemical Biosensors for Monitoring Progression and Treatment Response of Periodontitis” Coinvestigators: Steve Semancik, Anna Kalmykov, Erin Claussen
- William H. Bowen Research in Dental Caries Award: Ingegerd Johansson, Umeå University Medical School, Sweden. Johannsson is known for her innovative studies linking nutrition with dental caries, and for her pioneering work on the microbiota of infants and infant nutrition.