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Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine Dean Elected as Delegate to National Science Organization

 

Linda Niessen

Linda Niessen, D.M.D., M.P.H., M.P.P.

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.– February 10, 2014 –

Linda Niessen, D.M.D., M.P.H., M.P.P., dean of the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Dental Medicine, was recently elected as a council delegate representing the Dentistry and Oral Health Sciences Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In this role, Niessen will serve a three-year term.

 
The American Association for the Advancement of Science is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people.  AAAS seeks to advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world and publishes the journal, Science. AAAS Council considers matters relating to disciplinary section business and the organizational bylaws.
 
“It is truly an honor to be appointed to represent the field of dentistry and Nova Southeastern University in this major scientific organization,” said Niessen. “I look forward to working with my peers from throughout the country to advance our profession and support research and discoveries that will ultimately benefit patients throughout the globe.”
 
Niessen joined NSU in October 2013. She previously served as a clinical professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at Texas A&M University’s Baylor College of Dentistry. Niessen’s research interests include geriatric oral research and education, epidemiology of oral diseases in older adults, and oral health public policy.
 
Niessen received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry (Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of New Mexico and her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), Master’s in Public Health (MPH) and Master’s in Public Policy (MPP), all from Harvard University.
 
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About NSU College of Dental Medicine: Students of the college benefit from state-of-the-art educational and clinical facilities, which feature the latest in computer and video technology, and from our distinguished professors, recruited from throughout the United States. The college’s facilities, faculty, and dynamic curriculum have attracted worldwide attention. Students and professionals come from diverse backgrounds to pursue their courses of study at the college. For more information, please visit http://dental.nova.edu/
 
About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 314 beautiful acres in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic fully accredited research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels.  NSU is a not-for-profit independent institution with 27,000 students. NSU awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields. NSU is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and it is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification. For more information, please visit www.nova.eduCelebrating 50 years of academic excellence!

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