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UB appoints new dean for the School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Marcelo Araujo holds positions in the American Dental Association (ADA) and ADA Science and Research Institute (ADASRI)

<p>Squire Hall on South Campus houses UB’s School of Dental Medicine.</p>

Squire Hall on South Campus houses UB’s School of Dental Medicine.

UB has named Dr. Marcelo W.B. Araujo as dean of the School of Dental Medicine, Provost A. Scott Weber and Allison Brashear, dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine, announced in an email to the university community on Friday.

Araujo currently works as chief science officer of the American Dental Association (ADA) and chief executive officer of the ADA Science and Research Institute (ADASRI). 

“Dr. Araujo… brings to this role impressive leadership experience, an extensive network in scientific and clinical dental research, a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the field of dental medicine, and a strong vision for expanding the impact of the school,” Weber and Brashear wrote in their statement.

Beyond his positions in the ADA and ADASRI, Araujo received his Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Community Health from UB and held senior research positions at Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer. He has also earned the International Association for Dental Research and American Association for Dental Research William J. Gies Award and the International Distinguished Alumnus Award from the UB Alumni Association.

Araujo will begin his new position on May 15.

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