Alexandria, Va., USA - Members of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) have elected Maria Emanuel Ryan, Stony Brook University, N.Y., to serve as the next AADR vice president. Her term will commence at the conclusion of the 45th AADR Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, Calif., March 16-19, 2016. After serving as vice president, she will remain on the AADR Board of Directors for three consecutive terms as president-elect, president and immediate past president.
Ryan is professor and chair, Department of Oral Biology & Pathology, School of Dental Medicine, Stony Brook University. Additionally, she has served on the Board of Directors of The Task Force on Design and Analysis of Oral Health Research since 2003 and is a newly elected member of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Association Board, N.Y. She received an A.B. from Barnard College, Columbia University, New York City, N.Y.; a D.D.S. from the School of Dental Medicine, Stony Brook University; a certificate in periodontology, Department of Periodontology, Ph.D. (transfer) Biomedical Sciences, Department of BioStructure and Function, School of Dental Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington; and a Ph.D., Oral Biology and Pathology, Graduate School, Stony Brook University. She was a Fellow of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women, Drexel University, College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa.; and the Energeia Partnership, Academy of Regional Stewardship at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, N.Y.
Ryan has been an AADR member since 1991. She has been an invited speaker and co-chaired numerous scientific sessions at IADR/AADR meetings. As an active member and volunteer, she has reviewed applications for the AADR Neal W. Chilton Fellowship in Clinical Research since the inception of this award. She served as president of the AADR New York/Long Island Section from 2000-2007 and on the AADR Council from 2001- 2006. Additionally, she has been a reviewer for the IADR/AADR Journal of Dental Research. As vice president, Ryan will work to support the AADR mission and the vision of the Board of Directors.