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Araujo named dean of UB College of Dental Medication

Araujo named dean of UB College of Dental Medication

Araujo named dean of UB College of Dental Medication

Marcelo W.B. Araujo, D.D.S., Ph.D. (College at Buffalo photograph)

Fri, Mar tenth 2023 11:35 am

By the College at Buffalo

Marcelo W.B. Araujo, D.D.S., Ph.D., an internationally acknowledged medical researcher and epidemiologist who at the moment serves as chief science officer of the American Dental Affiliation (ADA) and CEO of the ADA Science & Analysis Institute (ADASRI), has been appointed dean of the College at Buffalo’s College of Dental Medication.

The appointment, efficient Might 15, was introduced in the present day by A. Scott Weber, UB provost and government vice chairman for tutorial affairs; and Allison Brashear, M.D., vice chairman for well being sciences and dean of the Jacobs College of Medication and Biomedical Sciences. It comes after an in depth worldwide search that yielded a pool of extremely certified candidates.

“A broadly revered chief in his area, Dr. Araujo has an method to progressive dental training, impactful analysis, devoted group engagement and excellent affected person care that can take our College of Dental Medication to new heights of excellence,” UB President Satish Okay. Tripathi stated. “His wide-ranging accomplishments, mixed together with his collaborative nature, will serve our college students, our college and our whole scholarly group exceptionally nicely.”

Weber and Brashear stated, “Dr. Araujo brings to this position spectacular management expertise, an in depth community in scientific and medical dental analysis, a deep understanding of the challenges and alternatives within the area of dental medication, and a robust imaginative and prescient for increasing the affect of the varsity. He has been on the forefront of rising scientific points affecting oral well being, dental apply, affected person care, and well being applications nationally and globally.”

Araujo succeeds Stefan Ruhl, Ph.D., who has served as interim dean of the College of Dental Medication since December 2021.

Weber and Brashear famous that Araujo has a broad data and in depth expertise in medical analysis and medical and scientific affairs. He has a robust dedication to bettering oral well being globally by way of analysis and public well being coverage.

Araujo joined the ADA in 2015 as vice chairman of its Science Institute and was named the ADASRI’s chief science officer and CEO in 2019. He has supplied strategic management for the ADA’s analysis enterprise, growing collaborative alternatives for the ADA’s key scientific initiatives, growing grant funding, and enhancing the ADASRI’s affect.

Araujo earned his Ph.D. in epidemiology and group well being, and a grasp’s diploma in oral sciences from UB – the place he additionally accomplished a fellowship in periodontology analysis and instructing. He acquired his D.D.S. and a certificates in periodontology from Universidade Gama Filho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Araujo beforehand held college appointments in each UB’s College of Dental Medication and the College of Public Well being and Well being Professions. He stated his appointment is each a profession achievement and a homecoming.

“Coming again to UB is a chance to offer again to the college, the varsity and the group that supplied me with a wonderful training and nice mates,” Araujo stated.

“The face of dentistry has modified within the final decade, and we have to make sure that our college will proceed to guide into the longer term,” he added. “As UB strikes towards turning into one of many high 25 public universities within the nation, our job is to make sure that the College of Dental Medication continues to excel in its mission by graduating distinctive dental professionals and excelling in dental analysis.”

Araujo is an lively medical researcher who has revealed extensively on impactful points in dental medication. He has greater than 25 years of expertise in medical apply, academia, regulatory and medical affairs. His present work focuses on growing pointers for antibiotic prescriptions for dentists and periodontists and is supported by the Nationwide Institutes of Well being.

He’s a member and upcoming chair of the American Affiliation for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Analysis’s ethics in dental analysis committee, and he serves on the medical advisory board for the HPV Alliance.

In recognition of the power and affect of his work, he acquired the Worldwide Affiliation for Dental Analysis and American Affiliation for Dental Analysis William J. Gies Award for medical analysis, the Worldwide Distinguished Alumnus Award from the UB Alumni Affiliation, and is an honorary member of the American Academy of Periodontology.

Of their announcement to the campus group, Weber and Brashear thanked the search committee members and Gary Pollack, Ph.D., dean of the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, who chaired the committee.

“We might additionally prefer to thank interim dean Stefan Ruhl for his management and stewardship of the College of Dental Medication in the course of the transitional interval,” they stated.