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IUSD honors the faculty and staff who celebrated milestone anniversaries in 2021.Our faculty and staff are the heart and soul of the dental school. We are so grateful for your service to our students and the oral health profession. This year we recognize three employees who have been with IU for 40 years! 

As dental professionals, we must be educated about the relevant impacts of dentistry on the environment. We owe it to our patients and fellow human beings to take care of this amazing planet we live on by being conscious, informed practitioners.

Indiana University School of Dentistry’s (IUSD) 29th annual Research Day was a great triumph! The hybrid virtual event, held April 12, 2021, featured almost 70 poster presentations, remarks from Dean Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch and research updates from Dr. Tien-Min Gabriel Chu, associate dean for research. Dr. Marcelo Araujo, DDS, MS, PhD, CEO ADA Science & Research Institute, foundation and chief science officer, American Dental Association, served as keynote speaker.

Each year, IUPUI honors 50 graduate and professional students who demonstrate excellence beyond the classroom in areas such as campus leadership, scholarly work, and community engagement. IUPUI will recognize these exceptional students at a virtual awards ceremony at 6 pm, April 6, 2021.

The keynote speaker for this year's Indiana University School of Dentistry Research Day is Dr. Marcelo Araujo, DDS, MS, PhD. Dr. Araujo is Chief Science Officer for the American Dental Association and Chief Executive Officer of the ADA Science & Research Institute. His keynote presentation will be "The use of scientific strategy to support health policy and clinical practice."

Dr. George Stookey, professor emeritus, has been awarded the IU Bicentennial Medal. Dr. Stookey received all of his education at Indiana University, including a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1957, MSD in preventive dentistry in 1962, and PhD in dental sciences in 1971. He began his career in an IUSD lab in the 1950s, earning one dollar an hour testing the fluoride formulation that became the active ingredient in Crest® toothpaste. 

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