2004 Dean Award to Steven Levy

March 10, 2004

Honolulu, Hawaii...The 2004 H. Trendley Dean Memorial Award will be presented today to Dr. Steven Levy of the University of Iowa, during the Opening Ceremonies of the 82nd General Session of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), convening at the Hawaii Convention Center.

Dr. Levy earned an AB degree in statistics from Princeton University, then a DDS from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1986, after which he obtained further qualifications in health policy and dental public health. He has published widely in peer-reviewed journals on nutrition, dental caries, and fluoride; the latter has been recognized by his appointment to a fluoride working group at the Centers for Disease Control. Dr. Levy has been a mentor to award-winning dental students and has lectured by invitation in Australia, Canada, and the United States. The selection committee judged him to be doing meritorious epidemiological research in the tradition of the late H. Trendley Dean.

This prestigious award is presented annually by the IADR and is supported by the Colgate-Palmolive Company and a bequest from the estate of Frank J. McClure in memory of H. Trendley Dean, the 21st President of the IADR and first dental officer of the National Institutes of Health. The award, which consists of a cash prize and a plaque, is conferred for distinguished accomplishments in research and development in the fields of behavioral science, epidemiology, and public health. Dr. Levy receives his award today during the Opening Ceremonies of the IADR's 82nd General Session.
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