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IADR/AADR announced winners of the 2019 William J. Gies Awards

International & American Associations for Dental Research

Alexandria, Va., USA - The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and American Association for Dental Research (AADR) announced the 2019 recipients of the IADR/AADR William J. Gies Awards, for the best papers published in the IADR/AADR Journal of Dental Research. The awards were presented during the Opening Ceremonies of the 97th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR, held in conjunction with the 48th Annual Meeting of the 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.

These awards are presented in three categories: Biological, Biomaterials & Bioengineering and Clinical. The award is named for William J. Gies, the founder of the Journal of Dental Research. Nominations may be made by any person and the papers to be chosen must describe work which has very significantly advanced knowledge in some aspect of dental research. Papers eligible for consideration are those published during the 12-month period (July-June) immediately preceding the AADR Annual Meeting and IADR General Session. The awards consist of a monetary award of $1,000 USD and a plaque. The Gies Award is open to anyone who publishes in the Journal of Dental Research, the official publication of the IADR/AADR.

The award in the Biological Research category was presented to Shihai Jia, Jing Zhou, Yinshen Wee, Marja Mikkola, Pascal Schneider and Rena N. D'Souza for the paper "Anti-EDAR Agonist Antibody Therapy Resolves Palate Defects in Pax9-/- Mice" (J Dent Res 96: 1282-1289).

The award in the Biomaterials and Bioengineering Research category was presented to Kihoon Nam, Ching-Shuen Wang, Christina L. Maruyama, Pedro Lei, Stelios T. Andreadis and Olga J. Baker for the paper "L1 Peptide-Conjugated Fibrin Hydrogels Promote Salivary Gland Regeneration" (J Dent Res 96: 798-806).

The award in the Clinical Research category was presented to Ivor Chestnutt, Rebecca Playle, Simon Hutchings Sarah Morgan-Trimmer, Deborah Fitzsimmons, Nadine Aawar, Lianna Angel, Sharron Derrick, Cheney Drew, Ceri Hoddell, Kerry Hood, Ioan Humphreys, Nigel Kirby, Tin Man Mandy Lau, Catherine Lisles, Maria Zeta Morgan, Simon Murphy, Jacqueline Nuttall, Kateryna Onishchenko, Ceri Phillips, Timothy Pickles, Charlotte Scoble, Julia Townson, Beverley Withers and Barbara Lesley Chadwick for the paper "Fissure Seal or Fluoride Varnish? A Randomised Trial of Their Relative Effectiveness" (J Dent Res 96: 754-761).


About the Journal of Dental Research

The IADR/AADR Journal of Dental Research is a multidisciplinary journal dedicated to the dissemination of new knowledge in all sciences relevant to dentistry and the oral cavity and associated structures in health and disease. The JDR ranks #2 in Impact Factor of 91 journals in the "Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine" category at 5.380, ranks #2 of 91 in Article Influence with a score of 1.546 and continues to rank #1 of 91 journals in Eigenfactor with a score of 0.02095. The JDR's 5-year Impact Factor has remained above 5 for the third year at 5.715 -- ranking #2 of 91 journals. With over 19,000 citations, the JDR also boasts the most citations in the "Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine" category.

About the International Association for Dental Research

The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) is a nonprofit organization with over 11,400 individual members worldwide, dedicated to: (1) advancing research and increasing knowledge for the improvement of oral health worldwide, (2) supporting and representing the oral health research community, and (3) facilitating the communication and application of research findings. To learn more, visit The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) is the largest Division of IADR with 3,300 members in the United States. To learn more, visit

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