This award recognizes an individual who has significantly contributed to clinical investigations to advance the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of craniofacial-oral-dental diseases, as well as outstanding research endeavors in other areas.
Established in 1991, the award honors the memory of Dr. Norton M. Ross, whose contributions to oral medicine and dental clinical research have continued to have a lasting and positive effect on oral health. Dr. Ross was a dentist and pharmacologist who spent the majority of his career in academic and research positions. He was a leader in developing chemical agents for controlling plaque and gingivitis.
The award winner will receive a $5,000 honorarium and a plaque. The award is sponsored by the American Dental Association Foundation with the generous support of Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc.
The deadline to receive nominations is May 3, 2010. Visit http://www.ada.org/ada/adaf/grants/index.asp#ross to learn more and apply.