Marie M. Tolarová, Professor of Orthodontics, received the ICPF Award of Merit from the International Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation in honor of her lifelong devotion to cleft CLE prevention. The award was presented during the 10th World Cleft Lip, Palate & Craniofacial Congress held Oct. 26-28 in Chennai, India. Tolarová served as a faculty member of the conference, gave a keynote presentation, and organized and led the symposium “Prevention as a solution of global health issues related to cleft lip and palate.” Tolarová also gave a lecture at the Bharath University See Balaji Medical and Dental College and Hospital in Chennai as part of a continuing education program on “Etiology and Prevention of Cleft Lip and Palate.”
Mirek Tolar, Associate Professor of Orthodontics, gave the invited presentation “Early response of human mesenchymal stem cells to mechanical force and supply of oxygen research and clinical perspectives” and Amin Samadian, Instructor of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences, presented “Social media in education towards cleft prevention” at the 10th World Cleft Lip, Palate & Craniofacial Congress held Oct. 26-28 in Chennai, India. In addition, third-year DDS students Christine and Michelle Stepanek coauthored a presentation that was presented by a local student on their behalf.