Herzberg leads American Association of Dental Research
School of Dentistry Professor Mark Herzberg, DDS, PhD, became president of the American Association for Dental Research this spring. The AADR has more than 3,100 members in the United States united by their interest in advancing dental, oral and craniofacial research to improve health.
Herzberg has been active in AADR for more than three decades, serving as chief editor of the organization’s journal, the Journal of Dental Research, for 11 years.
“I have found the IADR/AADR to be the most exciting venue for dental and craniofacial scientists to find research peers and share their work,” said Herzberg, whose research focuses on host-microbial interactions. “Opportunities for collaboration occur at regional section meetings and international meetings, through the website and the associations' journals. I have had the opportunity to build relationships through AADR which have evolved into a huge cohort of life-long friends in science.”
The AADR is the largest Division of the International Association for Dental Research. The IADR has more than 10,000 individual members worldwide and encourages participation from dental schools and universities, government agencies and non-profit organizations.
As the president of AADR, Herzberg said he supports the expansion of the organization, with an intentional effort to welcome scientists from other disciplines.
“I hope the organization will grow as a platform that hosts and fosters exciting research and research collaborative opportunities for more and more people beyond investigators from schools of dentistry,” he said.