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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. 

Every year the Indiana University School of Dentistry Alumni Association recognizes a select group of dental professionals for their contributions to the school and their achievements in the field of dentistry. Help us celebrate this year's honorees!

The one-year anniversary of my appointment as the 10th dean of Indiana University School of Dentistry, and first woman in the position, arrived faster than I could have imagined.

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