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AADR awards the 2010 Distinguished Scientist Award to John Greenspan

International & American Associations for Dental Research

Alexandria, Va. - The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) has announced that John Greenspan, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), is the recipient of the 2010 AADR Distinguished Scientist Award. This award will be presented to Greenspan at the 39th AADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Washington, DC, March 3, 2010.

Greenspan is professor of oral pathology of the School of Dentistry at UCSF. He is also professor of pathology in the School of Medicine and is founding director of three pioneering components of UCSF's world-renowned AIDS program: the Oral AIDS Center, the campus-wide California AIDS Research Center, and the UCSF AIDS Specimen Bank; and heads the campus's $140 million-per-year AIDS research efforts as director of the AIDS Research Institute at UCSF, School of Medicine.

Since joining AADR in 1976, Greenspan has served on various AADR committees and is a past president of the Association, as well as of the International Association for Dental Research.

"AADR is pleased to present Dr. Greenspan with the 2010 AADR Distinguished Scientist Award," said AADR President Grayson "Bill" Marshall. "Greenspan's dedication to dental and oral health research has led to major contributions to HIV research and care, and he is uniquely qualified for this award."

This award is made to recognize and honor outstanding research of particular significance in any of the fields related to oral science. The award is supported by GlaxoSmithKline and is presented every two years to a distinguished scientist who has contributed outstanding research of particular significance in any of the fields to oral science.

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About the American Association for Dental Research

The American Association for Dental Research (AADR), headquartered in Alexandria, Va., is a nonprofit organization with nearly 4,000 members in the United States. Its mission is: (1) to advance research and increase knowledge for the improvement of oral health; (2) to support and represent the oral health research community; and (3) to facilitate the communication and application of research findings. AADR is the largest Division of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR).

To learn more about the AADR, visit www.aadronline.org.

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