1 In Defense of the Oral Cavity through the Eyes of the General of the Salivation Army: A Tribute to the Memory of Irwin D. Mandel: Scholar, Mentor and Humanitarian

Wednesday, March 21, 2012: 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m.
Session Type: Symposium
2.5 CE hours
Theme: My research does not fit any of these themes.
Sponsored by: Salivary Research
Description: Irwin D. Mandel has been referred to as the Grandfather of Salivary Research.  It is well recognized that many of the exciting “new” areas of salivary research were pioneered by Dr. Mandel.   There is little question that his keen mind, creative spirit, and generous mentoring sparked many of the current areas of interest in salivary research.  This 2 ½ hour symposium will begin with an overview of Dr. Mandel’s approach to mentoring in a time when very few PhD or post-doc candidates were available.  Each speaker will describe how Irwin help guided them and the extent to which Irwin’s broad reach into the biological aspects of oral health research influenced their careers.  The symposium will start with an overview of life in Irwin’s multicultural laboratory and enumerate the startling number of outstanding investigators that he trained.  The scientific portion of the symposium will consist of Dr. Mandel's broad interests interspersed with ground-breaking discoveries by Dr. Mandel, his students and mentees.  The symposium is directed to those interested in salivary research and oral biology in general ranging from dental students, hygienist, teachers and researchers.  The purpose of the symposium is to review current salivary research, with a particular emphasis on diagnosis and therapeutics and with a further emphasis on how the teachings of Irwin Mandel helped initiate many current advances in oral biology.
Learning Objectives:
It is anticipated that the symposium will suggest “new” ways to mentor students and colleagues in our field and to stimulate future research in oral biology and diagnostics.
It is further anticipated that those attending will be informed as to state of the art research in salivary diagnostics and therapeutics.
Chair's Opening Remarks
Introductory Remarks
The Beginnings of Salivary Biochemistry and Physiology
L. TABAK, Office of the Director, NIH, Bethesda, MD
Travels with Rusty, Avraham, Dr. Shugeevsky and the 'gamma globlin'
M. TAUBMAN, The Forsyth Institute, Cambridge, MA
Immune systems, Defense and Diagnosis
D.H. FINE, Oral Biology, New Jersey Dental School - UMD, Newark, NJ
Life and Life-Lessons in the Mandel Laboratory: Remembrances of Irwin Mandel and his laboratory
R. STEVENS, School of Dentistry, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Gene Therapy of Salivary Glands
B. BAUM, Gttb, NIDCR, Bethesda, MD
Saliva and Innate Immunity
F. OPPENHEIM, Boston University, Boston, MA
Update on Salivary Diagostics: A Lick and a Promise Fulfilled
D. MALAMUD, Basic Sciences, College of Dentistry, New York University, New York, NY
Sjogren's Syndrome
A. VISSINK, Dept. of Oral & Maxillo. Surg, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
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