Dr. Rena D’Souza, Director – National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research; Fritzie Arce-McShane, PhD; Ana Lucia Seminario, DDS, PhD; and Cameron Randall, PhDLecture
Attendance at this class is free of charge; there is a fee if you would like to receive 4.5 hours of CDE credit.
8:15am – Welcome from Drs. Andre Ritter, Dean, School of Dentistry, and Donald Chi, Associate Dean for Research, UW SOD
8:25am – Remarks from Dr. Mark Ostendorf, UW Vice Provost for Research
8:30-8:35am – Recognition of Student Research Competition Winners
Dr. Donald Chi, Associate Dean for Research, SOD
8:40-9:15am – KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Dr. Rena D’Souza, Director – National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Oral Health for All: Realizing the Promise of Science
9:15—9:30 am DISCUSSION, Q&A
9:30—9:50 am BREAK
9:50—10:10 am Dr. Fritzie Arce-McShane, Assistant Professor, Oral Health Sciences
Cortical encoding of 3D tongue position and shape during feeding: Control principles and clinical implications
10:10—10:30 am Dr. Ana Lucia Seminario, Associate Professor, Pediatric Dentistry
Oral health implications of advances in the treatment and prevention of HIV: opportunities for inter-professional collaborations
10:30—10:50 am Dr. Cameron Randall, Assistant Professor, Oral Health Sciences
Improving Dentistry with Behavioral Science: The Case of Implementation Research to Translate Evidence to Practice
10:50—11:15 am DISCUSSION, Q&A
11:30 am—1:00 p.m. POSTER SESSION – Health Sciences Lobby
Dr. Rena D’Souza is the Director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health. She is deeply committed to the organization’s mission — advance fundamental knowledge about dental, oral, and craniofacial health and disease and translate these findings into prevention, early detection, and treatment strategies that improve overall health for all individuals and communities across the lifespan.
As the director of NIDCR, Dr. D’Souza oversees the institute’s annual udget of over $500 million, supporting basic, translational, and clinical research in areas of oral cancer, orofacial pain, tooth decay, periodontal disease, salivary gland dysfunction, and the craniofacial development and the oral complications of systemic diseases.
Prior to becoming NIDCR’s director, Dr. D’Souza served at the University of Utah as Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Education for the Health Sciences. She held the Ole and Marty Jensen endowed chair in the School of Dentistry that she led as inaugural dean. As a clinician-scientist, D’Souza has been strongly committed to discovery and mentoring throughout her academic career. She is past president of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and the International Association for Dental Research (IADR).
Dr. D’Souza is an internationally recognized researcher and has authored over 150 publications and book chapters in the areas of craniofacial development, matrix biology and tissue regeneration for over 30 years. She is a Fellow of AAAS and also of AADR. She received the 2010 Presidential Award for Research Excellence from the Texas A&M Health Science Center and was inducted into the German National Academy of Sciences in 2012. Columbia University College of Dental Medicine’s awarded Dr. D’Souza the Birnberg Research Medal in 2016. She also received the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Pulp Biology Research in 2002 and the Irwin D. Mandel Distinguished National Mentoring Award in 2017.
Dr. D’Souza is active on several trans-NIH committees and maintains an active research laboratory in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), NIH.
Presentation: Oral Health for All: Realizing the Promise of Science
Fritzie Arce-McShane, PhD, Assistant Professor, Oral Health Sciences
Dr. Arce-McShane has interests in systems and computational neuroscience, biomechanics, cortical and biomechanical control of orofacial sensorimotor behavior in healthy vs pathological aging, oral health and Alzheimer’s disease, oral somatosensation, and functional connectivity.
Presentation: Cortical encoding of 3D tongue position and shape during feeding: Control principles and clinical implications
Ana Lucia Seminario, DDS, PhD, Associate Professor, Pediatric Dentistry, Adjunct Associate Professor, Global Health, UW School of Public Health
Dr. Seminario has dual training as a pediatric dentist and epidemiologist. She is a member of the Council on Clinical Affairs at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Director of the UW Timothy A. DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health.
Presentation: Oral health implications of advances in the treatment and prevention of HIV: opportunities for inter-professional collaborations
Cameron Randall, PhD, Assistant Professor, Oral Health Sciences
Dr. Randall has interests in behavioral dentistry, pain, dental fear and anxiety, health behavior, provider’s implementation of evidence-based practice, and workforce wellness.
Presentation: Improving Dentistry with Behavioral Science: The Case of Implementation Research to Translate Evidence to Practice
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
University of Washington
Husky Union Building, Room 250
The whole dental team.
Course: 8:15am – 1:00pm
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University of Washington designates this activity for 4.5 continuing education credits.