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Faculty, Students Receive Awards at IADR General Session

Dr. Lyndon Cooper, chairman of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry’s Department of Prosthodontics, was honored for outstanding research within prosthodontics and implantology at the recent International Association for Dental Research’s (IADR) 87th General Session and Exhibition in Miami.

Cooper received the IADR’s 2009 Research in Prosthodontics and Implants Award on April 1. Astra Tech Inc. supports the honor.

Cooper also is the Stallings distinguished professor of dentistry, and director of the graduate prosthodontics program and the bone biology and implant therapy laboratory at the School of Dentistry.

Other faculty members and students also received awards honoring research distinction at the event:

“These honors are certainly indicative of the outstanding performance of the students and faculty members engaged in research at our School,” said Dr. James D. Beck, associate dean for research. “These individuals, as well as other UNC participants at IADR, are to be congratulated.”

The IADR, a nonprofit organization of more than 11,300 members worldwide, advances research and knowledge to improve oral health, supports the oral health research community and works to advance communications and the application of research findings to improve oral health worldwide.

Posted: 10/02/2009