American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research elects leaders with ADA ties

Past chair, current member of Council on Scientific Affairs to serve as treasurer, vice president

The former chair and a current member of the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs have been elected to leadership positions within the American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research.

Past council Chair Ana Bedran-Russo, D.D.S., Ph.D., will serve as treasurer, and member Effie Ioannidou, D.D.S., will serve as vice president.

Dr. Bedran-Russo is the chair of the department of general dental sciences at the Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee. A member of the International Association for Dental Research and American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research since 2003, she has authored or co-authored 105 abstracts presented at IADR and AADOCR meetings. Dr. Bedran-Russo also served as president of the IADR Dental Materials Group and a member of the IADR Membership and Recruitment Committee.

Dr. Ioannidou is the interim chair of the division of periodontology at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut. An IADR and AADOCR member since 1998, she is a founding member of the IADR Women in Science Network and has served in multiple AADOCR leadership roles, including member-at-large of the board of directors, member of the government affairs committee and member of the task force on diversity and inclusion.

Drs. Bedran-Russo and Ioannidou are joined by Jorge Perdigão, D.M.D., Ph.D., a professor of operative dentistry at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in Minneapolis, who will serve as the AADOCR representative to the IADR/AADOCR Publications Committee. Dr. Perdigão has been a member of the IADR and AADOCR since 1993 and served as a member of the AADOCR Fellowships Committee, the joint AADOCR/IADR Publications Committee and the AADOCR Edward H. Hatton Awards Committee.

Their terms will commence at the conclusion of the hybrid 51st Annual Meeting of the AADOCR that will take place in conjunction with the 46th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research from March 21-26 in Atlanta and also online.

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