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International Distinguished Scientist Award for Dundee Professor

Published on 25 June 2019

Professor Graham Ogden, of the University of Dundee, has been awarded the 2019 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Oral Medicine & Pathology Research, one of the highest awards in dental research

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Professor Ogden was presented with the accolade at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) 97th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR, held in Vancouver.

“I am deeply honoured to have received this award from IADR, which represents colleagues from around the world,” said Professor Ogden. “It is obviously very nice to be the focus of such recognition from one’s peers. It also shows the impact Dundee has made in dental research and the international reputation we hold.”

The Oral Medicine & Pathology Research Award is one of the highest honours bestowed by IADR. The Award recognises outstanding and sustained peer-reviewed research that has contributed to the understanding of the mechanisms governing the health and disease of the oral cavity and associated structures, principally encompassing skin, bone and the oral soft tissue. The award consists of a monetary prize and a plaque.

Professor Ogden is Chair in Oral Surgery at the University and is also Dean of the Dental Faculty in the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons in Glasgow. He completed his PhD on `cytoskeletal and nuclear morphology of normal and malignant oral epithelium’ at the University of Dundee and his post-doctoral research focused on the effect of alcohol on cell function and morphology.

Since then, he has published more than 100 peer-reviewed publications on the topic of oral cancer, ranging from basic science to chair-side management. 

For raising public awareness and contributions to professional education on oral cancer, he received the 2012 Ian Stevenson Award for Public Engagement with Research. He won the Senior Colgate Prize in 1992, awarded by the British Society for Dental Research, and represented the United Kingdom as a participant at the IADR Hatton Awards in 1993.

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About the International Association for Dental Research
The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) is a non-profit organisation with over 11,400 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. The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) is the largest Division of IADR with 3,300 members in the United States.


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