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AAP Foundation Committees

Members of the committees that implement the programs and projects of the AAP Foundation.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

  • Pamela K. McClain, Chair
  • Fotinos Panagakos

NEW CENTURY COMMITTEE

  • Hector F. Rios, Co-Chair
  • Praveen Gajendrareddy, Co-Chair
  • Julio Carrion
  • Patricia Diaz
  • Thiago Morelli
  • Luciana Shaddox

INDUSTRY ADVISORY COUNCIL

  • Edward Shellard, Carestream Dental, chair
  • Jaclyn Schiller, A. Titan Instruments, Inc.
  • Dan Perkins, AEGIS Dental Network
  • Steve Boggan, BioHorizons

BUD & LINDA TARRSON FELLOWSHIP SELECTION COMMITTEE

  • José R. Mellado, Chair
  • Paulo Camargo
  • Julio Carrion
  • Keith Kirkwood
  • Kevin Wanxin Luan
  • Abhiram Maddi
  • Carlos Parra

D. WALTER COHEN AWARD COMMITTEE

  • Joseph Gian-Grasso, Chair
  • Jack Caton
  • D. Ryan Clagett
  • Irina Dragan
  • David Meister
  • Yau-Hua Yu

PATTY & PAUL LEVI RESEARCH AWARD SELECTION COMMITTEE

  • Kevin Guze, Chair
  • Samuel Koo
  • Patty Levi
  • Kent Palcanis
  • Leena Palomo

KRAMER SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION COMMITTEE

  • David Carbonaro, chair
  • Darron Alvord
  • Glenn Fujinaka
  • Satish Kumar
  • Joan Otomo-Corgel
  • Diego Velasquez

FINLEY AWARD SELECTION COMMITTEE

  • David Paquette, Chair
  • James Burke Fine
  • Purnima Kumar

AAP EDUCATOR SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION COMMITTEE

  • Jennifer Bain, Chair
  • Roger Arce
  • Fatemeh Momen-Heravi
  • Flavia Pirih
  • Hector Rios
  • Jeffrey Rossman

AAP TEACHING FELLOWSHIP SELECTION COMMITTEE

  • Patricia Migues, Chair
  • Satheesh Elangovan
  • Chun-Teh Lee
  • James Katancik
  • Georgios Kotsakis
  • Srinivas Rao Myneni Venkatasatya
  • Vivek Thumbigere-Math

NEVINS TEACHING AND CLINICAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP & NEVINS BIOHORIZONS FELLOWSHIP SELECTION COMMITTEE

  • Pamela McClain, Chair
  • Sharon Bannister
  • Marc Nevins
  • Paul Rosen
  • Sangeetha Chandrasekaran
  • Hom-Lay Wang

VOLPE BASIC SCIENCE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP SELECTION COMMITTEE

  • Thomas Oates, Chair
  • Srinivas Ayilavarapu
  • Yong-Hee Patricia Chun
  • Anna Dongari-Bagtzoglou
  • Yun Wang

DR. JAMES T. MELLONIG REGENERATION RESEARCH AWARD SELECTION COMMITTEE

  • Herbert Towle, Chair
  • Bruce Doll
  • E. Todd Scheyer

ROBERT S. SCHOOR RESEARCH AWARD SELECTION COMMITTEE

  • Gustavo Avila-Ortiz, Chair
  • Nicky Hakimi
  • Sivaraman Prakasam
  • Thomas Sterio
  • Sejal Thacker

 

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Past Award Winners Update

Congratulations to Fatemeh “Flora” Momen-Heravi, DDS, PhD, (2017 Educator Scholar, 2018 Dr. D. Walter Cohen Teaching Award Recipient) assistant professor of dental medicine at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, who was named the 2020 recipient of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Anne D. Haffajee Fellowship. The award provides early-career women researchers in the field of oral biology with financial support for training and research activities that will advance their academic careers. Read more here.