Harold Sgan-Cohen to Receive the 2016 IADR H. Trendley Dean Memorial Award

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June 21, 2016

Alexandria, Va., USA - The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) will present Harold Sgan-Cohen with the 2016 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award - H. Trendley Dean Memorial Award. 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.

Sgan-Cohen is a professor in public health dentistry at The Hebrew University-Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel. He earned his M.P.H. and D.M.D. degrees at The Hebrew University-Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine, and is a registered specialist in dental public health through Israel Ministry of Health.

He has published more than 100 scientific publications, participated in numerous international conferences and has served IADR through his Board and Committee involvement. Sgan-Cohen’s descriptive research has included surveys of dental caries among young children, teenagers, young adults and older adults. He has also conducted descriptive research of the epidemiology of periodontal disease among teenagers, young adults and adults. His work, therefore, constitutes the cornerstone of the Israeli dental epidemiology database.

Sgan-Cohen has also conducted extensive analytic dental epidemiology research. His earlier work studied the associations between dental caries, diet and fluoride. In latter years his interests have expanded to the wider circles in the epidemiology web of causation and have included dental health, poverty, socio-economic variables, psycho-social variables, religiosity, social support and psychological distress. He is currently conducting the largest and most representative national survey on water fluoridation, commissioned by the Israel Ministry of Health.

This award, one of the 17 IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards, is supported by the Colgate-Palmolive Company in memory of H. Trendley Dean, the 21st President of the IADR and first dental officer of the National Institutes of Health. The award consists of a monetary prize and plaque and is given for distinguished accomplishments in research and development in the fields of behavioral science, epidemiology, and public health. It is one of the highest honors bestowed by IADR.

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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