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Frank Scannapieco received 2019 Research in Oral Biology Award

International & American Associations for Dental Research

Alexandria, Va., USA - The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announced Frank Scannapieco, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA, as the 2019 recipient of the Research in Oral Biology Award. Scannapieco was recognized at the Opening Ceremonies of the 97th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR, held in conjunction with the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR). The IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition is held at the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building in Vancouver, BC, Canada from June 19-22, 2019.

Scannapieco is Chair and Professor, Department of Oral Biology at University at Buffalo, New York, USA. He received his M.S. in Biology from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, his D.M.D. from the University of Connecticut, Farmington, USA and his Ph.D. in oral biology from University at Buffalo and has since been a faculty member there.

Scannapieco has published almost 200 research articles and has contributed to books and book chapters. He has received multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health and his research contributions have had a direct positive impact in improving patient health care. Scannapieco's research focus is on oral microbiology including molecular mechanisms of oral bacterial colonization and dental plaque formation, saliva-bacterial interactions and salivary biomarkers of periodontal disease and the interface between oral and systemic health, especially the role of oral conditions in the process of respiratory infection.

Scannapieco served on the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Board of Directors as Treasurer as well as a member of the JDR Editorial Board, IADR/AADR Publications Committee and the AADR Nominating Committee. He was also included into the AADR Fellows program in 2017.

Sponsored by Church & Dwight Company, the Research in Oral Biology Award is one of the 17 IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards and is one of the highest honors bestowed by IADR. The award consists of a monetary award and plaque and recognizes outstanding research in the field of oral biology.


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