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HKU Faculty of Dentistry members receive prestigious awards from International Association for Dental Research (IADR)
Six members from the Faculty of Dentistry, the University of Hong Kong (HKU) were recipients of awards or fellowships at the 99th General Session & Exhibition of International Association for Dental Research (IADR). Due to COVID19, the award presentation ceremony was held virtually on July 21, 2021.
IADR is the world’s largest association of dental researchers with over 10,000 members worldwide.
The awardees from the Faculty of Dentistry:
IADR E.W. Borrow Memorial Award
Professor Edward Lo, Chair Professor in Dental Public Health
Professor Edward Lo received the prestigious IADR E.W. Borrow Memorial Award in recognition of his contributions and research achievement in the promotion of children’s oral health. In the past 33 years, Professor Lo has conducted many oral epidemiological studies and clinical trials on children’s oral health in Hong Kong and Mainland China.
He developed with evidence-based approaches a novel method for treating tooth decay by using topical fluorides and atraumatic restorative treatment to prevent and control dental caries in children, which has been adopted by the World Health Organization and dental professional organisations worldwide.
“With over 300 peer-reviewed publications and 68 research and project grants to his name, Lo is a distinguished dental researcher, educator and public health worker. He has contributed significantly to the development of various innovative and effective approaches in the prevention and treatment of dental caries in children, the training of many dental public health experts who are current leaders in the field and the implementation of outreach dental care service programs for children,” said IADR in its press release.
IADR Distinguished Scientist H. Trendley Dean Memorial Award
Professor May Wong, Professor in Dental Public Health
The IADR Distinguished Scientist H. Trendley Dean Memorial Award is one of the highest honours bestowed by the IADR to commend investigators with meritorious research in epidemiology and public health. Over the past two decades, Professor May Wong has committed to promoting dental public health by conducting major oral epidemiological studies in Hong Kong and Mainland China. She is among the pioneers who introduced the use of multi-level statistics to analyse the hierarchically structured oral epidemiological data. She is also one of the early researchers who studied oral health-related quality of life and promoted the use of well-conducted systematic reviews to generate high-quality evidence to guide clinical practice in dentistry.
IADR Innovation in Oral Care Award
Dr Prasanna Neelakantan, Clinical Assistant Professor in Endodontology
Dr Prasanna Neelakantan is one of the three recipients of the IADR Innovation in Oral Care Award which offers outstanding researchers in the field the opportunity to perform direct and high impact dental research with translational potential. Dr Neelakantan aims to develop an innovative strategy employing advanced biomaterials to tackle oral fungal infections which is an extremely common and devastating disease in the elderly and immunocompromised patients.
Other awardees from the Faculty of Dentistry:
Dr Mohammed Zahedul Islam Nizami, Postdoctoral Fellow in Restorative Dental Science - AADR/IADR William J. Gies Award in Biomaterials & Bioengineering
Dr Ting Zou, Postdoctoral Fellow in Restorative Dental Science - IADR Toshio Nakao Fellowship
Dr John Niu, PhD student - IADR Colgate Research in Prevention Travel Award
In addition, Professor Michael Botelho, Clinical Professor in Prosthodontics and Dr Duangporn Duangthip, Clinical Assistant Professor in Cariology, have been appointed as Vice Presidents of the Dental Education Group and the Pediatric Oral Health Research Group of the IADR, respectively, starting from July 2021. Professor Botelho will support young educational researchers and guide their pathway, while Dr Duangthip will give advice to bring positive impact on children's oral health.
For more information on IADR, please visit: https://www.iadr.org/
Media Enquiry:
Ms Melody Tang, Senior Communications Officer, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Hong Kong
Tel: 2859 0494; Email: melodytang@hku.hk
For the online press release and photos, please visit: https://www.hku.hk/press/news_detail_23053.html
 
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新聞稿
香港大學牙醫學院多位學者 獲國際牙科研究協會頒授科研獎項
香港大學(港大)牙醫學院六位成員於第99屆國際牙科研究協會 (International Association for Dental Research)大會暨展覽會上,獲頒授多個科研獎項。受新冠肺炎疫情影響,頒獎典禮於7月21日(星期三)透過網上舉行。
國際牙科研究協會是全球最大的牙科研究人員協會,有超過一萬名會員。
牙醫學院獲獎成員:
牙科公共衞生講座教授盧展民
IADR E.W. Borrow Memorial Award
IADR E.W. Borrow Memorial Award表彰在促進兒童口腔健康上有突出貢獻和傑出研究成就的學者。盧展民教授於過去三十三年在香港和內地進行了多項與兒童口腔流行病學有關的研究和臨床實驗。他以循證方法研發出創新的預防和控制齲齒(蛀牙)的方法 – 以局部塗上氟化物和無創傷修復治療來治理兒童齲齒問題。現今世界衞生組織和全球各地的牙科專業組織亦推廣盧教授的方法。
國際牙科研究協會的新聞稿指出:「盧教授是一名傑出的牙科研究學者、教育家和公共衞生工作者。他在同行評審刊物發表超過300篇文章和獲得68項研究和項目資助。他在不同範疇貢獻良多,包括開發預防和治療兒童齲病的各種創新和有效的方法;培訓許多牙科公共衞生專家,當中不少乃今天的佼佼者; 以及推行兒童牙科保健外展服務。」
牙科公共衞生教授王春美
IADR Distinguished Scientist H. Trendley Dean Memorial Award
IADR Distinguished Scientist H. Trendley Dean Memorial Award是IADR 授予的最高榮譽之一,表彰在流行病學和公共衞生領域有傑出表現的研究人員。過去二十多年,王春美教授在香港和國內進行重要的口腔流行病學研究。她是引入使用多階層統計模型來分析分層結構的口腔流行病學數據的先驅之一; 亦是其中一位最早研究口腔健康與生活質素的關係的學者。王教授一直致力推廣使用系統綜述的高質量證據來指引牙科臨床實踐。
根管治療臨床助理教授聶燊朗醫生
IADR Innovation in Oral Care Award
聶燊朗醫生是IADR Innovation in Oral Care Award三名獲獎者之一。獎項為研究人員提供機會,進行直接和具影響力的牙科應用研究。聶燊朗醫生的目標是研發創新方法,採用先進生物物料來對付口腔真菌感染,治療這種常見於長者和免疫力低患者的惡疾。
牙醫學院其他獲獎成員:
Mohammed Zahedul Islam Nizami 博士(修復牙科科學博士後研究員)
AADR/IADR William J. Gies Award in Biomaterials & Bioengineering
鄒婷博士(修復牙科科學博士後研究員)
IADR Toshio Nakao Fellowship
牛贇醫生(博士生)
IADR Colgate Research in Prevention Travel Award
此外,修復學臨床教授 Michael Botelho 齲齒學臨床助理教授Duangporn Duangthip,分別被任命為國際牙科研究協會牙科教育組和兒童口腔健康研究組的副主席,任期自2021年7月。Botelho 教授將專責指導年輕的教育研究人員,支持他們的發展;Duangthip 醫生將就有關兒童口腔健康的議題出謀獻策。
國際牙科研究協會網址,請瀏覽: https://www.iadr.org/
如有查詢請聯絡:
香港大學牙醫學院 高級傳訊主任 鄧慧中 (Melody Tang)
電話: 2859 0494; 電郵: melodytang@hku.hk
新聞稿網上版及照片,請瀏覽: https://www.hku.hk/press/c_news_detail_23053.html
 
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