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Dr. Richard Jordan to Step Down as Associate Dean for Research at UCSF Dentistry

January 9, 2013

Dr. Richard JordanAs announced last fall at Research and Clinical Excellence Day 2012, Dr. Richard Jordan. DDS, PhD, FRCPath, will step down as Associate Dean for Research for the UCSF School of Dentistry, but has agreed to remain until a successor is named.  An internal search will begin soon.

Says UCSF Dentistry Dean John D.B. Featherstone: "I want to thank Dr. Jordan on behalf of the UCSF School of Dentistry for his leadership and advocacy in his role as UCSF Dentistry's Associate Dean for Research. He has held the position in conjunction with his numerous other duties, including Principal Investigator on major research grants, teaching and mentoring, serving as a member of the Oral and Craniofacial Sciences Graduate Group Faculty.  Dr. Jordan has represented the UCSF School of Dentistry extremely well at home and around the world, and the OCS graduate group has strengthened and prospered.  Training grants have been successfully funded and student support has been excellent, even in difficult financial times, and he has been a highly valued member of the senior leadership team of the School.  Please join with me in thanking Dr. Jordan for his tireless support of research at UCSF Dentistry, and for his years of exceptional service as the UCSF School of Dentistry's Associate Dean for Research."

In addition to his role as UCSF Dentistry's Associate Dean for Research, Dr. Jordan is a pathologist with a research interest in oral and head and neck cancers. He is active in the Radiation Therapy Oncology (RTOG) group where he directs the RTOG Biospecimen Repository. The RTOG is one of 11 co-operative cancer groups that conduct large multi-institution clinical trials of cancer therapies and is responsible for several major advances in the management of head and neck, GU and brain cancers. In this capacity he serves as the pathology Chair for several clinical trials. In addition he has contributed to recent studies identifying the important role the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) plays in a subset of head and neck cancers.


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