Ashraf Fouad Receives the 2017 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Pulp Biology & Regeneration


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March 23, 2017

Alexandria, Va., USA - The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) presented Ashraf Fouad with the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Pulp Biology & Regeneration. He was recognized at the Opening Ceremonies of the 95th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in San Francisco, Calif., USA. This meeting is being held in conjunction with the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 41st Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research.

Fouad is a Jacob Freedland distinguished professor and the chair of the Department of Endodontics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, USA. As an internationally recognized researcher, he has made significant contributions to the field of pulp biology both through his own research endeavors, and through his leadership and service within professional groups involved in this area, including serving as secretary, vice president and president of the IADR Pulp Biology & Regeneration Group.

Fouad’s research centers on the microbiology and molecular mediators of inflammation in pulpal disease, and has a strong translational focus, bridging both basic science and clinical research. The focus of Fouad’s research in pulp biology emphasizes the importance of understanding the infection inflammation axis in pulpal disease and its profound impact on opportunities for tissue regeneration and maintenance of pulp vitality. It is in this area of research that there is probably the greatest scope for pulp biology research to advance the practice of endodontics and to influence tooth vitality.

The IADR Pulp Biology and Regeneration Award is supported by Dentsply Sirona and consists of a monetary prize and plaque. The award recognizes, encourages and stimulates outstanding research contributions in the field of pulp biology. As one of the 17 IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards, this award 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 11,000 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


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