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Keith L. Kirkwood, DDS, PhD

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Position:  Advisory Board Member 

Dr. Keith L. Kirkwood has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career, including the Tarrson Fellowship Career Development Award from the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation, the Distinguished Scientist Award from the International Associate for Dental Research, the Sunstar Fellowship Research Award from the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation, and the two-time recipient of the IADR/GSK Innovation in Oral Care Award.

Personal Biography

Dr. Keith L. Kirkwood is currently the Associate Dean for Innovation and Technology Transfer at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. He is also a member of the Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy Research Program at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo. Previously, he was a professor and Founding Chair of the Department Oral Health Sciences at the College of Dental Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, where he was also the Sr. Associate Dean for Research and Director for the MUSC Center for Oral Health Research. He completed my Certificate in Periodontology and earned my PhD in Oral Biology at the University at Buffalo and was a tenured associate professor at the University of Michigan. He has been the principal investigator in several grants from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Dental Research (NIH/NIDCR) focused on understanding immune signaling involved inflammatory periodontal bone loss and oral cancer progression. 

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