Silverman Named 2005 School of Dentistry Faculty Research Award Winner

By Cameron Heffernan, UCSF School of Dentistry | January 31, 2005

Sol Silverman, Jr., professor of Oral Medicine in the Department of Orofacial Sciences at the UCSF School of Dentistry, has been named recipient of the 2005 School of Dentistry Faculty Researcher Lecturer Award for his outstanding research contributions.

Silverman will deliver his presentation, "Selected Topics in Oral Medicine: A 50-Year Journey," at the School's Research Day on Wednesday, March 2, 2005, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Cole Hall, 513 Parnassus Ave.

Throughout his long career, Silverman has worked to better understand a broad spectrum of patient care problems in oral medicine, including prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Although he has investigated many diseases and conditions, Silverman's focus has always been on oral oncology and collaborative studies.

"In addition to his tangible work in the field of oral cancer, Dr. Silverman has had a profound influence on an untold number of dentists, specialists and dental educators around the world," said Dean Charles N. Bertolami. "He has mentored numerous proteges in the field of dental education - educators who now populate the nation's dental schools."

Past winners of the Faculty Researcher Award are: Ernest Newbrun, John Greenspan, Rajendra Bhatnagar, Sheldon Baumrind, Grayson Marshall, Caroline Damsky, Sally Marshall, Jon Levine, Rik Derynck, John Featherstone and Susan Fisher.

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