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The American Dental Association Welcomes Ruth Lipman, Ph.D., as Director, Scientific Information

Dr. Ruth Lipman
Dr. Ruth Lipman

CHICAGO, May 26, 2015 — Dr. Ruth Lipman has accepted the role of Director, Scientific Information for The American Dental Association (ADA). In this role, Dr. Lipman will manage the development, review and publication of objective scientific information, providing the ADA membership with clinically relevant dental research and information.

“I’m thrilled to be part of the ADA,” said Dr. Lipman. “I look forward to serving ADA members and leading the development of scientific information that will help promote better oral health.”

Prior to joining the ADA, Dr. Lipman was the Chief Science and Practice Officer for the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) where she oversaw research efforts, reviewed evidence for practice documents and worked to increase opportunities for diabetes educators. While at the AADE, Dr. Lipman was the Principal Investigator on projects that received awards from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Bristol-Meyers Squibb Foundation’s Together on Diabetes program and the Aetna Foundation. She was also the Principal Investigator on a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control that increased access to, participation in and sustainability of the National Diabetes Prevention Program.

Dr. Lipman has held various faculty appointments at Harvard University School of Medicine, Tufts University School of Nutrition and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Editor’s Note: Reporters are invited to follow the ADA on Twitter@AmerDentalAssn

About the American Dental Association

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation’s largest dental association, representing more than 158,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public’s health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA’s state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA’s flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit ada.org. For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA’s consumer websiteMouthHealthy.org.

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