IADR Honors Two Schulich Professors

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The International Association of Dental Research (IADR) honored two researchers from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry with awards during its 97th General Session & Exhibition in Vancouver, British Columbia, on June 19.

Walter Siqueira, DDS, PhD, received the 2019 Salivary Research Award, which stimulates and recognizes outstanding and innovative achievements that have contributed to the basic understanding of the salivary gland structure, secretion, and function, or salivary composition and function. 

Siqueira is an associate professor in dentistry and biochemistry at the school as well as principal investigator of the Siqueira Lab, which is focused on salivary proteome research. He has published more than 85 papers and has served on numerous editorial boards.

“Without question, this is one of the most prestigious international awards in oral health research,” said Siqueira. “I’m pleased that this award recognizes my dedication to oral health research and also positions Schulich Dentistry internationally as a center of excellence in salivary research.”

Jeffrey Dixon, PhD, DDS, MSc, received the 2019 Distinguished Service Award. His research focuses on the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the resorption and formation of mineralized tissues in development, during orthodontic tooth movement, and in inflammatory diseases such as periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Dixon is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and the School of Dentistry. He also is a member of the IADR Mineralized Tissue Group and the Journal of Dental Research Editorial Board, and he has received the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR) Award of Merit.

“S. Jeffrey Dixon is receiving this award in recognition for his outstanding contributions to the CADR and IADR, to the Journal of Dental Research, and in appreciation of his generous leadership and service within the Mineralized Tissue Group,” said IADR president Rena D’Souza.

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