January 5, 2018

John Bartlett, PhD, Receives Distinguished Scientist Award from IADR

John Bartlett, PhD

Dr. John Bartlett, the college's Associate Dean for Research and the George C. Paffenbarger Alumni-Endowed Chair in Dental Research, has been selected to receive a Distinguished Scientist Award from the International Association for Dental Research (IADR).

A worldwide leader in dental research, the IADR presents its annual Distinguished Scientist Awards to a select group of internationally recognized researchers. Dr. Bartlett was first honored in 2012 with the IADR's Distinguished Scientist Award in Basic Research in Biological Mineralization. He was recognized then for his "outstanding and sustained peer-reviewed research that contributed to the understanding of the mechanism of mineralization in biologic systems, including teeth, bone, ectopic deposits, or model systems."

He will receive his second Distinguished Scientist Award for Pharmacology, Therapeutics, Toxicology Research that "contributes to the understanding of the mechanisms, efficacy, and safety of drugs used to treat dental disease and associated symptoms, such as pain and peri-operative apprehension." The award will be presented at the IADR's General Session in London, England, on July 25.

Dr. Bartlett's education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University, and a Master of Science degree in microbiology from the University of New Hampshire. He earned a doctorate in cell and molecular biology from the University of Vermont, after which he pursued post-doctoral training that included fellowships in the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics at the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging and at Harvard University Medical School.