ANNOUNCEMENT - July 18, 2012
The following are eligible from prior years and are still active: Peter Holbrook, J. Mark Thomason, Nicholas Girdler.
Dr. Anthony R. Volpe
Dr. Anthony R. Volpe, a founding sponsor/member of the Task Force on Design and Analysis in Oral Health Research was recently awarded The William J. Gies Award by the American Dental Education Association. He was recognized for the Vision, Innovation and Achievement in Dentistry as both a public and private partner.
Dr. Volpe is Vice President of Clinical Dental Research and Scientific Affairs at the Colgate-Palmolive Technology Center in Piscataway, New Jersey. He also is a staff member at St. Peter's Medical Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey and has practiced general dentistry in New Jersey. In addition, he has been a clinical Professor of Pharmacology at the Fairleight-Dickenson University School of Dentistry and currently is a Clinical Professor of Periodontics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey Dental School. Dr. Volpe has served on technical committees of major worldwide dental organizations, including the National Institute of Research, The World Health Organization and the Federation Dentaire Internationale. He served as president of the American Dental Association Foundation from 1997 to 2003 and was presented in 2004 with the American Dental Association's Distinguished Service Award. In 2004 Dr. Volpe was further honored to receive the American Association of Public Health Dentistry's Special Merit Award and the Hadassah Special Award from the Hebrew University, Israel.
Dr. Melissa Begg
Dr. Melissa Begg, a member of the Task Force on Design and Analysis in Oral Health Research, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. The award is in recognition of her excellence in leadership, development and delivery of training and mentoring programs for young clinical investigators, for promotion of statistics in biomedical research, for advancing statistics education and for service to the research community.
Dr. Begg is Vice Dean for Education and Professor of Clinical Biostatistics at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. She earned her doctorate in biostatistics from Harvard in 1989 and joined the Columbia faculty immediately thereafter. Her areas of focus include: advancing interdisciplinary science; clinical reserach education; statistical methods in psychiatry and oral health; and analysis of cluster-correlated and sibling data. She also leads 2 NIH-funded career development programs to promote diversity: one aimed at college undergraduates, introducing them to careers in the public health sciences; and one aimed at diverse junior faculty, providing grant-writing advice, career support, and mentorship. Dr. Begg's teaching skills have been recognized on several occasions; she was inducted into the university's Glenda Garvey Teaching Academy in 2005 and received both the university-wide Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching and the Mailman School Teaching Award from the Graduating Class in 2006. She was invited to join the ASPH/Pfizer Public Health Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 2007 and was elected to the Board of the Association for Clincal Research Training in 2008. Formerly Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Programs, she was appointed as Vice Dean for Education on October 1st 2010 and is overseeing the implementation of a major curriculum renewal initiative for Columbia's MPH program to launch in the Fall 2012.
Faculty and Attendees at the Clinical Research Workshop held in Tampa, Florida, March 19-23, 2012. The workshop was sponsored by the Task Force on Design and Analysis in Oral Health Research.
The Task Force on Design and Analysis supported the Proceedings of the Istanbul Conference and a publication from the conference is now published. This reference is now listed uunder our "Publications" page.