Dental Research in Review - February 29, 2012
|Location:||MBRB G202 (directions to MBRB)|
|Time:||1:15PM - 2:15PM|
|Topic:||An “Outlier’s” Research Path: Integrating Population Science, Clinical Practice and Health Policy to Improve Oral Health|
Dr. Jane Weintraub is the Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor at the School of Dentistry and Adjunct Professor at the School of Public Health, UNC. Her vast academic and professional background includes leading the UCSF Center to Address Disparities in Children's Oral Health, known as CAN DO. After its first seven-year cycle of funding, this National Institutes of Health-funded center received an additional seven years of funding totaling $24.4 million representing the largest research grant in the UCSF School of Dentistry's history. Her accolades and accomplishments span the Public Health and Dental arenas through her leadership as a past president of both the American Association of Public Health Dentistry and the International Association of Dental Research's behavioral sciences and health services research group. She was one of the scientific editors and contributing authors for the first Surgeon General's Report on Oral Health. In 2009 she received the International Association of Dental Research's H. Trendley Dean Distinguished Scientist Award for her work in oral epidemiology and dental public health, and in 2010 she received the American Dental Association's Norton M. Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research.