Faculty and Staff, Pediatric Dentistry

Lee to Speak at Second Installment of 2014-15 Distinguished Speaker Series

The second installment of this year’s Distinguished Speaker Series, presented by the school’s Student Research Group, will feature Dr. Jessica Lee, Demeritt Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.

The hour-long presentation, entitled Academic Duty: Using Research and Service to Improve Children’s Oral Health, is scheduled for Thursday, October 16 at 1 p.m. in Room G405 on the ground floor of Koury Oral Health Sciences Building.

”The Student Research Group is excited and honored to have Dr. Lee speak as a part of the Distinguished Speaker Series,” said Katie Doswell, DDS Candidate 2015.

Lee earned her DDS and MPH from Columbia University, and joined UNC’s faculty in 2002 after completing her pediatric dentistry residency program and PhD in health policy ay UNC. She is active in both UNC Hospitals and the School of Dentistry Dental Faculty Practice. In addition to being published many times herself, she serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Public Health Dentistry and Dental Traumatology, and is an associate editor for the Journal of Dental Research. Among her many honors, Lee most notably received the 2008 American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) Jerome Miller “For the Kids” Award, the 2010 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from President Barack Obama, and was named the 2011 APPD Pediatric Dentist of the Year.

The Distinguished Speaker Series began in 2012-13 and is in its third year. Sponsored by the Student Research Group, the events provide various researchers the opportunity to speak to the dental school community.