Rena D’Souza is Professor of Dental Sciences, Neurobiology & Anatomy and Pathology. She currently serves as Associate Vice Provost for Research for the overall campus and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Education for the Health Sciences. As a clinician-scientist, D’Souza has been strongly committed to discovery and mentoring throughout her academic career. She is a past president of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and will assume the position of President of IADR at the conclusion of this meeting. Dr. D’Souza has authored over 150 publications and book chapters and has maintained an active research program for over 30 years through grant awards from the National Institutes of Health and other agencies. She has also led two major NIH-funded institutional grants that supported the research training of dentists and dentists-scientists at the predoctoral and postdoctoral levels. She received the 2002 Distinguished Scientist Award from the IADR and the Presidential Award for Research Excellence from the Texas A&M Health Science Center in 2010. She was also inducted into the German National Academy of Sciences in 2012. Dr. D’souza was recognized as the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine’s Birnberg Research Medal in 2016. Dr. D’Souza was nominated as Fellow of the AADR and received its 2017 Irwin D. Mandel Distinguished Mentoring Award.
2:00 pm–4:00 pm Mar 20
12:00 pm–1:15 pm Mar 21