2016 IADR Distinguished Service Award to be Presented to Derek Jones

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June 21, 2016

Alexandria, Va., USA – The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) has announced that Derek Jones is the recipient of the 2016 IADR Distinguished Service Award. He will be recognized at the Opening Ceremonies of the 94th IADR General Session & Exhibition, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Seoul, Republic of Korea. This meeting will be held in conjunction with the 3rd Meeting of the IADR Asia Pacific Region and the 35th Annual Meeting of the IADR Korean Division.

Jones is professor emeritus, Department of Applied Oral Sciences, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He has conducted research on a wide range of biomaterials and material properties covering ceramics, refractories, hard and soft polymers, composites, dental cement, bone cement, mercury pollution, biocompatibility of materials and synthesis of glass and polymer materials, and the release of drugs from biomaterials. Throughout his expansive career, he has received more than $3.25 million in research funding.

He has also served in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as secretary of the ISO/TC/SC1 Dental Filling and Restorative Materials from 1979-1997. From 1998-2005, he was chair of the ISO/TC/SC1 and he was chair of the ISO/TC 106 Dentistry from 2005-2014.

“IADR is honored to present the 2016 Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Derek Jones,” said IADR President Marc Heft. “He has been a dedicated member of IADR and its Canadian Division (the Canadian Association for Dental Research), and is committed to the mission of advancing research and increasing knowledge for the improvement of oral health worldwide.”

Sponsored by J. Morita Corporation, the IADR Distinguished Service Award was established by the IADR Board of Directors to recognize a member who has not served as an IADR Officer, but who has performed outstanding service to the Association or distinguished service over a period of time. This year, Derek Jones is being honored for decades of dedicated service to the Association and its mission.  

About the International and American Associations for Dental Research
The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) is a nonprofit organization with nearly 10,500 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 www.iadr.org

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