Jacques Nör reappointed chair of CRSE department3 min read
Ann Arbor, Mich., June 9, 2020 – Jacques Nör, the Donald A. Kerr Collegiate Professor of Dentistry, has been reappointed as chair of the Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics, effective Sept. 1, 2020, through June 30, 2025. He has led the department since 2015.
In making the announcement, Dean Laurie McCauley noted that faculty and students in the CRSE department continue to thrive under Dr. Nör’s leadership, both in the launch of new academic programs and recognitions, as well as research awards. “Advances in Restorative Sciences and Endodontics, including new degree and non-degree programs, and the expansion of caries risk assessment and digital dentistry, continue to place the department at the forefront of new practices that benefit preclinical instruction and patient care,” she said.
Nör is also professor of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering and professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Medical School, where he served as the Co-Director of the Specialized Program of Research Excellence, or SPORE, a grant from the National Cancer Institute. His research interests are in salivary gland malignancies, cancer stemness, and in dental pulp stem cell biology. More recently, his laboratory also started studies aimed at the understanding of mechanisms regulating stem cell differentiation in the context of dental tissue engineering.
Nör is president-elect of the American Association for Dental Research and immediate past chair of the Section on Dentistry and Oral Health Sciences of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences. He has served as a chair of the Oral, Dental and Craniofacial Sciences study section of the National Institutes of Health, and has been the principal investigator for several NIH grants. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Dental Research and a member of the editorial board of several journals. He is an AADR Fellow and an AAAS Fellow. Over the course of his career, he received the Distinguished Scientist Award, the William J. Gies Award, and the Hatton Award, all from the IADR.
The University of Michigan School of Dentistry is one of the nation’s leading dental schools engaged in oral health care education, research, patient care and community service. General dental care clinics and specialty clinics providing advanced treatment enable the school to offer dental services and programs to patients throughout Michigan. Classroom and clinic instruction prepare future dentists, dental specialists and dental hygienists for practice in private offices, hospitals, academia and public agencies. Research seeks to discover and apply new knowledge that can help patients worldwide. For more information about the School of Dentistry, visit us on the Web at: www.dent.umich.edu. Contact: Lynn Monson, associate director of communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (734) 615-1971.