Alexandria, Va. Dr. Gregory King, professor and chair of the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA, is the recipient of the 2009 Craniofacial Biology Research Award, which will be presented by the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) at its 87th General Session & Exhibition in Miami, Florida, USA, on April 1, 2009.
Dr. King began his undergraduate studies in Biology at Brown University, and he obtained his D.M.D. at Tufts University. His Specialist in Orthodontics training was gained as a research fellow at the Children's Hospital Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and he obtained his certificate in Orthodontics at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, followed by a D.M.Sc. in Oral Biology at Harvard University.
For the past 30 years, Dr. King has conducted a variety of investigations in basic science and some clinical areas related to craniofacial biology, with a primary interest in bone biology and orthodontic tooth movement. He has more than 90 publications to his credit and has served on myriad committees at national and international levels.
Supported by Unilever Oral Care, the Craniofacial Biology Research Award was established to recognize individuals who have contributed to the body of knowledge in craniofacial biology over a significant period of time, and whose research contributions have been accepted by the scientific community. It is one of the 16 IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards and is one of the highest honors bestowed by IADR. The award consists of a monetary prize and a plaque.
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