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Dental School appoints associate dean for research (2-14-00)

Mary J. MacDougall, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has been named associate dean for research in the Dental School. In her new position,

Dr. MacDougall will oversee the research activities in the Dental School, coordinating grant applications and establishing collaborative research activities.

Current major programs at the school include development of new restorative dental materials that could be used as replacements for amalgam, and a newly funded five-year study involving the regulation and function of matrix proteins during tooth formation.

Dr. MacDougall has been with the Health Science Center since 1993. Before joining the Dental School, she was on the faculty at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry in the Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology.

She received her Ph.D. in craniofacial molecular genetics from the USC School of Dentistry and her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, San Diego, Revelle College.

Dr. MacDougall will continue her own research and teaching activities.

Contact: Will Sansom or Jennifer Lorenzo