NIDCR at 75: Celebrating the Past, Charting the Future

Event Details
June 27, 2023
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EDT
Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland

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Event Description

This symposium kicked off NIDCR’s 75th anniversary and featured keynote speaker and University of Michigan Provost Dr. Laurie McCauley, Acting NIH Director Dr. Lawrence Tabak, former NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, and more.

The symposium covered the institute’s vital contributions to the biomedical research enterprise, highlighted the state of the science, included remarks from professional society partners, and featured conversations among federal partners and NIDCR leadership about the critical role of collaboration for achieving oral health for all.

Time Speakers
9:00am – 9:25am (ET)

NIH Leaders

Dr. Larry Tabak

Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Acting Director
National Institutes of Health

Dr. Francis Collins

Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
Former Director
National Institutes of Health

9:25am – 10:00am

Professional Society Partners

George Shepley D.D.S.

George Shepley, D.D.S.
American Dental Association

Christopher Fox

Christopher H. Fox, D.M.D., D.M.Sc.
Chief Executive Officer
International Association for Dental Research
American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research

Karen West, D.M.D., M.P.H.

Karen West, D.M.D., M.P.H.
President and CEO
American Dental Education Association

Rosa Chaviano-Moran, D.M.D., F.A.C.D., F.I.C.D.

Rosa Chaviano-Moran, D.M.D., FACD, FICD
Associate Dean for Admissions
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
Past President
Hispanic Dental Association,
part of the Diverse Dental Society

10:05am – 10:35am

Keynote Speaker

Laurie Kay McCauley, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Oral Health: State of the Science
Laurie Kay McCauley, D.D.S., Ph.D.
William K and Mary Anne Najjar Professor
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
University of Michigan

10:35am – 10:50am Break
10:50am – 11:30am

Fireside Chat with Federal Partners

Moderated by Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Moderated by Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Deputy Director
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Casey J. Hannan, M.P.H.

Casey J. Hannan, M.P.H.
Director, Division of Oral Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Natalia I. Chalmers D.D.S., M.H.Sc., Ph.D.

Natalia I. Chalmers D.D.S., Ph.D., M.H.Sc.
Chief Dental Officer
Office of the Administrator
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Rear Admiral Michael Windsor Johnson, D.D.S., M.P.H.

Rear Admiral Michael Windsor Johnson, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Chief Dental Officer
United States Public Health Service

Srinivas “Nandu” Nandkumar, Ph.D

Srinivas “Nandu” Nandkumar, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Dental and ENT Devices
Food and Drug Administration

11:35am – 11:50am

NIDCR Director

Dr. Rena D'Souza

Charting the Future
Rena N. D’Souza, D.D.S., Ph.D.
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Other Information
  • For a full listing of anniversary-related events and activities, visit our 75th anniversary webpage.
  • Sign language interpreting and CART (communication access real-time translation) services are available upon request to participate in this event. Individuals needing either of these services and/or other reasonable accommodations should contact Nicole García-Quijano at or 301-496-4260. Requests should be made at least five days in advance. To access Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS), call 711.
Last Reviewed
June 2023

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