Purnima Kumar, BDS, MS, PhD, Inducted as ICD Fellow
A professor in the college's Division of Periodontology, Dr. Purnima Kumar was recently inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists (ICD). As the pre-eminent honorary organization for dentists worldwide, the ICD is dedicated to recognizing outstanding professional achievement, meritorious service, and progress in the dental profession that benefits humankind. At a ceremony held earlier this year in San Francisco, Dr. Kumar was honored for "exemplifying the core values of integrity, leadership, and service."
A Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, Dr. Kumar is also a nationally recognized researcher whose investigations of the impact of smoking and e-cigarettes on oral health have been consistently funded by the National Institutes of Health through the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and the National Cancer Institute.