Wagner Marcenes to Receive the 2016 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Global Oral Health Research

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Alexandria, Va., USA - The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) will present Wagner Marcenes with the 2016 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Global Oral Health Research. He will be recognized at the Opening Ceremonies of the 94th IADR General Session & Exhibition, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Seoul, Republic of Korea. This meeting will be held in conjunction with the 3rd Meeting of the IADR Asia Pacific Region and the 35th Annual Meeting of the IADR Korean Division.

Marcenes is professor in oral epidemiology, Institute of Dentistry, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, England, UK. He earned his B.D.S. and M.Sc. in dentistry at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; and his Ph.D. in epidemiology and dental public health at the University College London, England, UK.

He is leading oral health research within the new Global Burden of Disease study. This includes close collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, the Harvard Initiative for Global health at Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Queensland. The new Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study commenced in the spring of 2007 and was the first major effort since the original GBD 1990 Study to carry out a complete systematic assessment of global data on all diseases and injuries. GBD 2010 produced comprehensive and comparable estimates of the burden of diseases, injuries and risk factors for several time periods, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010.

Marcenes’ research has greatly contributed to teaching. Several publications from his research program are used as examples of sound and creative methods to be used in observational epidemiological studies, a unique local epidemiological data (East London) and a unique global epidemiological data (Global Burden of Diseases study), and to explain socioeconomic, psychological and behavioral origin of oral diseases. He uses several methods to assess students. This includes contribution to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe exams, oral presentations and reports from fieldwork.

The Global Oral Health Research Award is generously supported by Church & Dwight Co., Inc. One of the 17 IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards, it is one of the highest honors bestowed by IADR. The award consists of a monetary award and a plaque, and recognizes research that addresses inequalities in global oral health.

About the International and American Associations for Dental Research
The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) is a nonprofit organization with nearly 10,500 individual members worldwide, dedicated to: (1) advancing research and increasing knowledge for the improvement of oral health worldwide, (2) supporting and representing the oral health research community, and (3) facilitating the communication and application of research findings. To learn more, visit www.iadr.org.


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