Awards

Conrado Aparicio, PhD, MSc Eng

Conrado Aparicio, PhD, MSc Eng will be inducted into the 2021 cohort of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, the organization announced this week.

Drs. Massimo Costalonga and Peter Bittner-Eddy

Two grants to the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health will support research to identify new approaches to preventing thrush and periodontitis.

Diseases of the mouth are costly and can lead to loss of teeth, a diminished quality of life and life-threatening systemic infections.

Soraya Beiraghi, DDS, MSD, MS, MSD

Soraya Beiraghi, DDS, MSD, MS, MSD, was named University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Century Club Professor of the Year in May 2020.

Beiragh is director of the Division of Pediatric Dentistry at the School of Dentistry and has served an important role in craniofacial programs at the University of Minnesota since joining the school more than 25 years ago. Her research focus in the area of craniofacial anomalies, including her study of genotype-phenotype correlation and underlying molecular mechanisms, has earned her respect and recognition in the field.

Priscilla Flynn

School of Dentistry Associate Professor Priscilla Flynn, DrPH, MPH, RDH received the Community-Engaged Scholar Award from the University of Minnesota this month. This award recognizes faculty or staff for their exemplary publicly-engaged scholarship.

Conrado Aparicio, PhD, MScEng

Conrado Aparicio, PhD, MScEng, is the real deal. He is the consummate educator with superb student evaluations and a mentor of award winning students at all levels of professional education. Lauded by students as “100% good” and “a precious treasure”, he also is universally respected by faculty and colleagues as a scientific pioneer and thought leader with a global reach. 

Larry Wolff

Congratulations to Larry Wolff, MS, PhD, DDS, (Developmental/Surg Sci-Periodontology) who recently received a University of Minnesota 2018-19 Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education.

(From L to R) Dean Gary Anderson and Professor Brett Larson

The 51st Professor of the Year Gala was held November 26, 2018, at the McNamara Alumni Center.  Dr. Brent Larson was honored with being the 2017 Century Club Professor of the Yearr awardee and given the signature plaque from Dean Gary Anderson.  The Century Club Professor of the Year is the School of Dentistry’s highest honor and is awarded each year to a faculty member in recognition of outstanding contributions to the School of Dentistry in the areas of education, service and research.

Keith A. Mays, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

The Journal of Dental Education has identified two articles written by School of Dentistry faculty and staff as among its “Most Notable Articles of 2018”. Included on the list of notable articles are:

Soraya Beiraghi, DDS, MSD, MS, MSD (Dev/Surg Sci-Pediatric Dentistry) was inducted into the Academic Health Center's (AHC) 2018 Academy for Excellence in Health Care Practice at a reception held in early November. Induction into the Academies for Excellence is the AHC's most prestigious distinction, given to individuals who attain the highest level of recognition by their peers. Dr.

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