Polverini to receive IADR Oral Medicine and Pathology Award

Dr. Peter Polverini, Professor and Dean of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry (Ann Arbor), has been named the 2006 recipient of the Oral Medicine and Pathology Research Award, conferred by the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), convening here today for its 84th General Session.

A native of Everett, Massachusetts, Dr. Polverini was educated at Marquette University School of Dentistry (Milwaukee, WI), with post-graduate studies at the Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He has been honored many times for his teaching and research in oral pathology, including the award of the Donald A. Kerr Endowed Professorship at the University of Michigan, and is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. He has served as member and chair of many NIH Study Sections and served on the editorial board of the International Journal of Oral Biology and the Journal of Oral Medicine and Pathology. He has published extensively on his research into angiogenesis and oral cancer.

The IADR Oral Medicine and Pathology Research Award is supported by Sunstar Butler and consists of a cash prize and a plaque. It is one of 15 Distinguished Scientist Awards given annually by the IADR.

Dr. Polverini receives his award today during the Opening Ceremonies of the IADR's 84th General Session.

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