Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine dean elected as delegate to national science organization

Linda Niessen, DMD, MPH, MPP, dean of the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Dental Medicine, was recently elected as a council delegate representing the Dentistry and Oral Health Sciences Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In this role, Dr. Niessen will serve a three-year term.

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Linda Niessen, DMD, MPH, MPP Linda Niessen, DMD, MPH, MPP, dean of the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Dental Medicine, was recently elected as a council delegate representing the Dentistry and Oral Health Sciences Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In this role, Dr. Niessen will serve a three-year term.RELATED |Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine receives donation The American Association for the Advancement of Science is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people. AAAS seeks to advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world and publishes the journal, Science. AAAS Council considers matters relating to disciplinary section business and the organizational bylaws. “It is truly an honor to be appointed to represent the field of dentistry and Nova Southeastern University in this major scientific organization,” said Dr. Niessen. “I look forward to working with my peers from throughout the country to advance our profession and support research and discoveries that will ultimately benefit patients throughout the globe.” Dr. Niessen joined NSU in October 2013. She previously served as a clinical professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at Texas A&M University’s Baylor College of Dentistry. Her research interests include geriatric oral research and education, epidemiology of oral diseases in older adults, and oral health public policy. Dr. Niessen received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry (Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of New Mexico and her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), master’s in public health (MPH), and master’s in public policy (MPP), all from Harvard University.ADDITIONAL READING ...The CE Century Club: The first of three steps in a stress-resistant dental practiceThe Priority Pyramid: The second of three steps in a stress-resistant dental practiceRemind and reflect: The third of three steps in a stress-resistant dental practice SOURCE: Nova Southeastern University
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