Dr. Rena D’Souza Appointed as NIDCR Director

October 13, 2020

Swearing In of Dr. Rena D'Souza

On October 13, 2020, Rena D’Souza, DDS, MS, PhD, was sworn in as the new director of NIDCR by NIH Director Dr. Francis S. Collins. Dr. D’Souza now oversees NIDCR’s annual budget of $475 million in dental and craniofacial research. After the swearing in, Dr. Collins tweeted: “Delighted to (virtually) swear in Dr. Rena D’Souza as #NIH @NIDCR Director today. … Great to have a renowned dental researcher at the helm!”

Watch Dr. D’Souza’s welcome message released on October 13 after her appointment was confirmed. Read more about Dr. D’Souza’s background in this NIH News Release.

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October 2020