Associate Vice Provost for Research and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Health Sciences
University of Utah
Salt Lake City Utah UNITED STATES

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.


Hands-on Workshop

12:00 pm–1:15 pm Mar 21

CC, Hall D

Dr. Robert BurneDistinguished Professor atUniversity of Florida Clifton CareyUniversity of Colorado Professor Rena D'SouzaAssociate Vice Provost for Research and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Health Sciences atUniversity of Utah Pamela Den BestenUniversity of California - San Francisco Dena FischerDirector of the Clinical and Practice-Based Research Program and Acting Director of the Center for Clinical Research atNIDCR/NIH Prof. Rodrigo FrançaAssociate Professor, Head of Dental Materials Division, atUniversity of Manitoba, College of Dentistry, Winnipeg, Canada. Leslie FriedenExtramural Training Officer atNational Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Dr. Mark GenuisCEO atICE Health Systems Inc Dr. Effie IoannidouAssociate Professor atUniversity of Connecticut Dr. Maria KukuruzinskaProfessor, Associate Dean for Research atBoston University Purnima KumarAssociate Professor atOhio State University Dr. Mary MacDougallDean atUniversity of British Columbia Dr. Daniel McNeilEberly Distinguished Professor atWest Virginia University Dobrawa NapieralaAssociate Professor at the Center for Craniofacial Regeneration atUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham Steven OffenbacherUniversity of North Carolina Deborah PhilpDirector of the NIDCR Office of Education atNIDCR/NIH Donald RindalSenior Research Investigator & Associate Dental Director for Research atHealthPartners Martha SomermanDirector atNational Institutes of Health Dr. Heiko Spallek, DMD, PhD, MSBA(CIS)Acting Head of School and Dean, School of Dentistry atUniversity of Pittsburgh Dr. Shannon WalletAssociate Professor atUniversity of Florida Jason WanNIDCR/NIH Dr. Darien WeatherspoonProgram Director atNational Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) Dr. Jane WeintraubRozier Douglass Distinguished Professor in Dental Public Health and former Dean atUniversity of North Carolina Dr. Robert WeyantAssociate Dean of Public Health and Outreach atUniversity of Pittsburgh
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