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AAP Foundation Committees

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

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

  • Flavia Pirih, Chair
  • Joan Otomo-Corgel
  • Diego Velasquez
  • Sharon Bannister

INDUSTRY ADVISORY COUNCIL

  • Edward Shellard, Carestream Dental, chair
  • Jaclyn Schiller, A. Titan Instruments, Inc.
  • Dan Perkins, AEGIS Dental Network
  • Steve Boggan, BioHorizons
  • Tom Raish, SUNSTAR Americas, Inc.
  • John Kwan, Board Liason

BUD & LINDA TARRSON FELLOWSHIP SELECTION COMMITTEE

  • Abhiram Maddi, Chair
  • David Jolkovsky
  • Kevin Wanxin Luan
  • Carlos Parra
  • Flavia Pirih

D. WALTER COHEN AWARD COMMITTEE

  • Yau-Hua Yu, Chair
  • D. Ryan Clagett
  • Irina Dragan
  • David Meister

PATTY & PAUL LEVI RESEARCH AWARD SELECTION COMMITTEE

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

KRAMER SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION COMMITTEE

  • Satish Kumar, chair
  • Yousuf Al-Aboosi
  • Darron Alvord
  • Glenn Fujinaka
  • Joan Otomo-Corgel

FINLEY AWARD SELECTION COMMITTEE

  • David Paquette, Chair
  • James Burke Fine
  • Vanchit John
  • Yvonne Kapila
  • Purnima Kumar

AAP EDUCATOR SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION COMMITTEE

  • Jennifer Bain, Chair
  • Roger Arce
  • Ahmed El-Awady
  • Fatemeh Momen-Heravi
  • Hector Rios
  • Jeffrey Rossman

AAP TEACHING FELLOWSHIP SELECTION COMMITTEE

  • Patricia Miguez, Chair
  • Satheesh Elangovan
  • Sukirth Ganesan
  • James Katancik
  • Georgios Kotsakis
  • Chun-Teh Lee
  • Vivek Thumbigere-Math

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

  • Sangeetha Chandrasekaran, Chair
  • Purnima Kumar
  • Hanae Saito
  • Yusuke Hamada

DR. JAMES T. MELLONIG REGENERATION RESEARCH AWARD SELECTION COMMITTEE

  • Bruce Doll, Chair
  • Paul Luepke
  • Mark Reynolds
  • Francis Serio

ROBERT S. SCHOOR RESEARCH AWARD SELECTION COMMITTEE

  • Sejal Thacker, Chair
  • Yong-Hee Patricia Chun
  • Pilar Valderrama
  • D. Ryan Clagett

DR. MARK K. SETTER LEADERSHIP IN PERIODONTOLOGY AND DENTAL IMPLANTOLOGY AWARD SELECTION COMMITTEE

  • Jason Souyias, Chair
  • Frank Feuille
  • Jill Bresler
  • Diego Velasquez

DR. COLIN RICHMAN AND FAMILY PERIO-ORTHO INTERFACE AWARD SELECTION COMMITTEE

  • Colin Richman, Chair
  • Jacob Kobi Stern
  • George Mandelaris
  • Albert Chinappi, Jr.
  • Soulafa Susan Baloul

 AAP FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP TO THE INSTITUTE FOR TEACHING & LEARNING IN THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS SELECTION COMMITTEE

  • Beatriz Bezerra
  • Yusuke Hamada
  • Alex Lin
  • Ann Decker

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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.