The Fellowship is awarded to only one post-doctoral investigator every two years.
Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has released an official notification announcing the greatest achievement of one of its faculty members. According to the notification, Dr Saima Yunus Khan has become the first Indian to be awarded the prestigious IADR Fellowship in the field of dental research. AMU’s faculty member, Dr Saima is the chairperson of Dr Z A Dental College’s department of Paediatrics and Preventive Dentistry.
Under the John Clarkson Fellowship, International Association of Dental Research (IADR), the awardee obtains training and experience in dental public health at the Children's Hospital Research Institute of the University of Manitoba, Canada, for a period of five months.
The fellowship that is awarded to only one post-doctoral investigator every two years will be announced officially to Dr Saima on March 18, 2020, during the opening ceremonies of the IADR/ AADR/ CADR General Session and Exhibition in Washington DC, USA. Dr Saima will also receive an amount of 15, 000 US dollars under this fellowship.
Out of all the centres of excellence in the USA and Canada, the doctor has chosen to work at the University of Manitoba. The report of her work will be submitted to the IADR Division and the IADR Global Headquarters in the USA.
This is not the first time when Dr Saima has been honored with such fellowship. Earlier, the doctor was conferred with the International College of Dentists Fellowship (South East Asia region), Pierre Fauchard Academy Fellowship and Outstanding scientist award. She is also an editorial member of the E Chronicon Dental Science Journal, Acta Scientifica and Journal of Dentistry, Oral disorders and Therapy.
The US-based non-profit organisation has over 10,000 members worldwide, dedicatedly working towards oral, dental and craniofacial research to advance health and well-being worldwide through discovery and dissemination. The IADR John Clarkson Fellowship allows investigators to take training and gain experience in dental public health at a center of excellence.