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2018 AADR William B. Clark Fellowship awarded to Yogalakshmi Rajendran

International & American Associations for Dental Research

Alexandria, Va., USA - The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) has announced Yogalakshmi Rajendran as the 2018 recipient of the AADR William B. Clark Fellowship. She was recognized at the Opening Ceremonies of the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), held in conjunction with the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR). The AADR/CADR Annual Meeting is in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., USA from March 21-24, 2018.

Rajendran is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, USA and directs the predoctoral program in periodontics. She received her B.D.S. from Sri Ramaswamy Memorial Institute of Science and Technology located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, and a certificate in periodontics and a M.S. in oral & craniofacial sciences from the University of California, San Francisco.

Rajendran's research focuses on the clinical application of autologous blood productsin regenerative dentistry. Other current research projects include an NIH-funded study on evaluating the spatial relationship between the microflora and the amount of saliva in the oral cavity.

The AADR William B. Clark Fellowship was established in memory of William B. Clark and is supported by P&G Professional Oral Health, Crest + Oral-B. The award recognizes investigators carrying out clinical research in periodontology.

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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 over 3,400 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 http://www.aadr.org.

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