July 03, 2008
The International Association for Dental Research honored Dr. Sheldon Baumrind, professor and director of the dental school's Craniofacial Research Instrumentation Laboratory, with the 2008 Craniofacial Biology Research Award. Baumrind accepted the award at the 86th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on July 2.
Supported by Unilever Oral Care, the Craniofacial Biology Research Award was established to recognize individuals who have contributed to the body of knowledge in craniofacial biology over a significant period of time, and whose research contributions have been accepted by the scientific community. Baumrind earned the award for his expertise ranging from the application of devices and engineering concepts to clinical investigation. He is well known for the archive of craniofacial growth records available to other investigators on the dental school's Craniofacial Research Instrumentation Laboratory Web site (cril.org)
A native New Yorker, Baumrind earned his DDS degree from New York University. He practiced general dentistry in Berkeley, California, for several years before earning an orthodontic specialty certificate and a master of science in cell biology from the University of Oregon. Prior to joining Pacific, Baumrind served as a professor of growth and development at the University of California, San Francisco.
Category Type: Honors and Awards
Contact: Office of Public Relations, 415.929.6434, firstname.lastname@example.org