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TODAY news for Thursday, December 15, 2005

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• Yiming Li, DDS, PhD, director, Center for Dental Research, School of Dentistry, was invited to be keynote speaker by the 2005 Chinese division of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) for its annual meeting that was held October 24–25 in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China.

• At its annual session held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the International College of Dentists inducted Robert Kiger, DDS, MA, professor, periodontics, School of Dentistry.

• Mathew Kattadiyil, BDS, MDS, MS, associate professor and associate director, advanced education program in prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, recently earned board certification  from the American Board of Prosthodontics. The certification process is four parts consisting of one written examination and three patient presentations and oral examinations.

• Jaime L. Lozada, DDS, director, graduate program in implant dentistry, School of Dentistry, was elected vice president of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), during the organization’s yearly meeting. AAID is the oldest implant organization in the world and has a membership in excess of 28,000 general dentists, oral surgeons, periodontists, and prosthodontists from the United States and 40 countries.

• An article authored by Charles J. Goodacre, DDS, MSD, dean, School of Dentistry, and William Loveless, EdD, titled “Dental faculty recruitment at LLU School of Dentistry,” was featured in the Journal of the California Dental Association, Volume 33, No. 10. The extensive article supported the issue’s theme, “Trends in dental education,” and captures various creative strategies being employed at LLU for recruiting full-time faculty.

• Mark G. Haviland, PhD, professor of psychiatry, School of Medicine, has published two papers. The first, “Race/Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status, and Satisfaction with Health Care,” was published in the July/August issue of the American Journal of Medical Quality. Co-authors are Leo S. Morales, MD, UCLA/RAND Health; Thomas H. Dial, PhD, National Education Association; and Harold A. Pincus, MD, University of Pittsburgh/RAND Health. The second, “Assessing Alexithymia in French-speaking Samples: Psychometric Properties of the Observer Alexithymia Scale,” appeared in the most recent issue of the European Journal of Psychiatry. The paper’s senior author is Sylvie Berthoz, PhD, Institute Mutualiste Montsouris, Paris, France.

• David Dyjack, DrPH, CIH, associate dean for public health practice, School of Public Health, was one of five speakers to address an audience at the University of California, Berkeley, on November 7. The event was called “Hurricane Katrina and Public Health (II): Disaster Preparedness and Response: Implications for Public Health Practice.” Dr. Dyjack spoke about the environmental health aspects of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The other speakers included Berkeley faculty and an assistant chief from the Berkeley Fire Department.

TODAY news for Thursday, December 15, 2005