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Dr. Nisha D'Silva elected to AADR Publications Committee

Dr. Nisha D’Silva confers with

Dr. Rajat Banerjee, a member

of her lab.

Dr. Nisha D'Silva

Ann Arbor, Mich., Dec. 19, 2016 -– School of Dentistry faculty member Dr. Nisha D’Silva has been elected by members of the American Association of Dental Research to the joint Publications Committee of the AADR and the International Association of Dental Research.

D’Silva is the Donald A. Kerr Endowed Collegiate Professor of Oral Pathology and is associate chair of the school’s Division of Oral Pathology/Medicine/Radiology in the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine.  She also is associate professor of pathology at the U-M Medical School.  D’Silva is an oral pathologist and cancer biologist whose research in head and neck cancer focuses on biomarkers and molecular mechanisms of tumor progression and treatment resistance.

D’Silva will start her three-year term in 2017.  The committee oversees the Journal of Dental Research and other journals owned jointly by the AADR/IADR. In her work with the committee, D’Silva brings expertise as a translational scientist and as a reviewer of manuscripts and grants for numerous publications. Among the committee’s priorities are finding ways to enhance the global access, readership and quality of its publications.

A long-time member of AADR, D’Silva is president-elect of the Oral Medicine and Pathology research group, and is also a member of  the Salivary Research group. She has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Dental Research and continues to review manuscripts for the JDR on an ad hoc basis. She has published over 70 papers in various journals, including the Journal of Dental Research.

AADR is a non-profit organization with more than 3,700 members in the United States.  Its mission is to advance research and increase knowledge for the improvement of oral health; to support and represent the oral health research community; and to facilitate the communication and application of research findings.  The AADR is the largest division of the International Association for Dental Research


The University of Michigan School of Dentistry is one of the nation’s leading dental schools engaged in oral health care education, research, patient care and community service.  General dental care clinics and specialty clinics providing advanced treatment enable the school to offer dental services and programs to patients throughout Michigan.  Classroom and clinic instruction prepare future dentists, dental specialists, and dental hygienists for practice in private offices, hospitals, academia and public agencies.  Research seeks to discover and apply new knowledge that can help patients worldwide.  For more information about the School of Dentistry, visit us on the Web at:
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