Faculty awards, honors, achievements and promotions.

Dr. Fariba Younai Installed as Bob and Marion Wilson Endowed Chair

Fariba Younai, D.D.S., Chair of the UCLA School of Dentistry’s Division of Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences, has been selected as the new Bob and Marion Wilson Endowed Chair.

“This prestigious appointment reflects Dr. Younai’s outstanding contributions to the discipline of oral medicine, dedication to research and community service, and commitment to academic excellence,” said School of Dentistry Dean Paul H. Krebsbach.

Dr. David Wong's New Grants Target Early Detection of Lung and Oral Cancers

David T.W. Wong, D.M.D., D.M.Sc., has spent most of his 21 years at the UCLA School of Dentistry conducting pioneering research on the use of saliva as a diagnostic medium for early detection and monitoring of systemic diseases. Now, two recently awarded grants will empower his team at the UCLA Center for Oral/Head and Neck Oncology Research to identify biomarkers for lung and oral cance

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