Dental Research in Review - February 27, 2013
|Location:||Kirkland Auditorium, 2nd floor, Koury Oral Health Sciences Building, School of Dentistry|
|Time:||1:15 PM - 2:15 PM|
|Topic:||NIH/NIDCR: Advancing Oral Health THROUGH Research|
Dr. Martha J. Somerman is director of NIH's National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. She is also chief of the Laboratory of Oral Connective Tissue Biology at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. An internationally known researcher and educator, Dr. Somerman's research has focused on defining the key regulators controlling development, maintenance and regeneration of oral-dental-craniofacial tissues. Her work has been recognized with numerous honors and awards. Prior to becoming NIDCR's director, Dr. Somerman was dean of the University Of Washington School Of Dentistry, Seattle, a position she held from 2002-2011. Before joining the University of Washington, she was on the faculty of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, from 1991 to 2002, and University of Maryland, 1984-1990. Dr. Somerman holds a D.D.S. from New York University, a master's degree in environmental health from Hunter College, New York City, and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester.