Dana Graves, D.D.S., D.M.Sc., of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (Penn Dental Medicine) was awarded the International Association of Dental Research’s (IADR) Distinguished Scientist Award in Basic Research in Periodontal Disease. The Distinguished Scientist Awards are among the highest honors bestowed by the IADR. The prize, supported by the Colgate-Palmolive Co., recognizes and encourages outstanding achievements in periodontal disease research. The award was presented at the 92nd IADR General Session & Exhibition in Cape Town, South Africa.
Dr. Graves is a Professor in the Department of Periodontics and Vice Dean for Scholarship and Research at Penn Dental Medicine. With more than 150 published papers in peer-reviewed, high-level journals, his research has focused on inflammation, wound repair and diabetes, and their relationship to periodontal disease.