Dr. James Swift receives Research Recognition Award

Dr. James Swift receives Research Recognition Award

Dr. James Q. Swift, (left) and Dr. Daniel Daley, OMS Foundation Chairman

Pictured above: Dr. James Q. Swift, (left) and Dr. Daniel Daley, OMS Foundation Chairman

James Q. Swift, D.D.S., professor and director of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, received the prestigious Research Recognition Award from the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation at the opening ceremony of the 95th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in Orlando, October 7-12, 2013.

The Foundation’s award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the specialty through their research, emphasizing the foundation’s commitment to foster programs of scientific investigation in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Swift’s OMSF-supported research was the springboard for an RO1 award from the National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research to study inflammatory mediators and pain. His research interests include temporomandibular joint disease, pathophysiology of third molars, inflammation, pain mediators, neuropeptides and analgesics.

Dr. Swift has received numerous awards for his leadership in education and research in oral and maxillofacial surgery, including the Ambassador Service Award from the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation Board of Directors and theAmerican Dental Education Association Distinguished Service Award. The author of numerous scientific publications and book chapters, Swift is also a past president of the American Dental Education Association as well as a past President of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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