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Graham Ogden received the 2019 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Oral Medicine

International & American Associations for Dental Research

Alexandria, Va., USA - The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announced Graham Ogden, Dundee Dental Hospital & School, Scotland, as the 2019 recipient of IADR Distinguished Scientist

Award in Oral Medicine & Pathology Research Award. Ogden 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.

Ogden is the Chair in Oral Surgery at the University of Dundee, Scotland and Dean of the Dental Faculty in the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons in Glasgow, Scotland. He completed his Ph.D. on "cytoskeletal and nuclear morphology of normal and malignant oral epithelium" at the University of Dundee and his post-doctoral research focused on effect of alcohol on cell function and morphology. Since then, Ogden has published more than 100 peer-reviewed publications on the topic of oral cancer ranging from basic science to chair-side management.

For raising public awareness and contributions to professional education on oral cancer, Ogden received the 2012 Ian Stevenson Award for Public Engagement with Research in from the University of Dundee. Ogden won the Senior Colgate Prize in 1992 for his research on "oral exfoliative cytology" awarded by the British Society for Dental Research and represented the United Kingdom as participant at the IADR Hatton Awards in 1993.

One of the 17 IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards, the Oral Medicine & Pathology Research Award is one of the highest honors bestowed by IADR. The Award recognizes outstanding and sustained peer-reviewed research that has contributed to the understanding of the mechanisms governing the health and disease of the oral cavity and associated structures, principally encompassing skin, bone and the oral soft tissue. The award consists of a monetary award and a plaque.


About the International Association for Dental Research

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