Ann Arbor, MI — July 2, 2012 — Dr. David Kohn, a professor of dentistry in the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and a professor of biomedical engineering at the College of Engineering, has received two major awards for his scientific research.
Kohn received the International Association for Dental Research’s Isaac Schour Memorial Award for outstanding scientific contributions in oral, dental, and craniofacial research. The award is one of 16 IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards that was presented in June during IADR’s annual session in Iguacu Falls, Brazil.
He was also named a Fellow of the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering during the organization’s annual session held in Chengdu, China, in June. The group includes individuals and groups dedicated to advancing biomaterials, surgical implants, prosthetics, artificial organs, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine.
Kohn’s research focuses on understanding biomineralization and the dynamics of bone growth and adaptation. That research is attempting to understand the physical, chemical, and biological factors behind bone formation with the goal of mimicking them in a controlled manner in a laboratory or clinical setting.