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Julie Marchesan received the AADR Anne D. Haffajee Fellowship

International & American Associations for Dental Research

Alexandria, Va., USA - The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) announced Julie Marchesan, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA is the 2019 recipient of the AADR Anne D. Haffajee Fellowship. Marchesan was recognized at the Opening Ceremonies of the 97th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research (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.

Marchesan is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA. She received her D.D.S. from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and her Ph.D. in Oral Health from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. Her research focus is understanding the pathogenesis of periodontal disease, with a focus on the host response, specifically the role of pathogen recognition receptors and sensors (TLR, NLR, IFI16, AIM2) and novel pathobionts (E. saphenum, F. alocis, Synergistetes) in the host response.

"The AADR Anne D. Haffajee Fellowship supports women researchers at the early stages of their scientific careers," said AADR President Maria Ryan. "We are pleased to present this Fellowship to Julie Marchesan who is a rising young star and are grateful for all those who have made this Fellowship possible through their generous donations."

This Fellowship was created in recognition of Dr. Haffajee's many contributions to clinical research in periodontology and oral biology and her prominence as a female leader and role model in the field. The immediate goal of this fellowship is to support women researchers at the early stages of their scientific careers. The long-term objective of this fellowship is to increase the representation of women at the higher ranks in science and academia in the field of oral biology. The $10,000 USD Fellowship is supported by generous donations from individuals and companies which created the endowment.

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About the American Association for Dental Research

The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) is a nonprofit organization with nearly 3,400 individual members dedicated to: (1) advancing research and increasing knowledge for the improvement of oral health, (2) supporting and representing the oral health research community, and (3) facilitating the communication and application of research findings. AADR is the largest Division of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR). To learn more, visit http://www.iadr.org/aadr.

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