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Hazem Abbas recipient of the IADR Lion Dental Research Award for Junior Investigators

Grant and Award Announcement

International & American Associations for Dental Research

Alexandria, Va., USA - The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announced Hazem Abbas, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, as the 2021 recipient of the IADR Lion Dental Research Award for Junior Investigators in the Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Category. Abbas was recognized during the Opening Ceremonies of the virtual 99th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR, held in conjunction with the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and the 45th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), on July 21-24, 2021.

Hazem Abbas is a currently a Ph.D. student at the Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. He completed his B.S. in dental science and oral surgery at Cairo University, Egypt, and his M.A. at Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. His research interests include social determinants of health, such as income, education, occupation, social capital, social participation etc., and their relation to health outcomes. Abbas' proposed study is "Are Remaining Teeth and Dental Prosthesis Status Associated with Social Isolation?"

The Lion Dental Research Award is intended to support improvements in oral health sciences through the stimulation of junior researchers by recognition of outstanding and innovative research in basic dental science for the improvement of public dental health; and recognition of applied research achievements for improvement and development of oral care products for the prevention or oral diseases. These awards, in the amount of $2,000 USD each are made possible by a generous donation from the Lion Corporation, Tokyo, Japan.


International Association for Dental Research

The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) is a nonprofit organization with over 10,000 individual members worldwide, with a mission to drive dental, oral and craniofacial research for health and well-being worldwide. To learn more, visit

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