Isaac Schour Memorial Award
Supported by an endowment provided by Dr. Bernard G. Sarnat and Rhoda G. Sarnat through the Sarnat Family Foundation
The IADR Isaac Schour Memorial Award honors Dr. Isaac Schour, an early leader in international dental research and the 18th President of the IADR (1941-42). Dr. Schour was Professor of Histology (1935-64) and Dean (1955-64) of the University of Illinois, College of Dentistry. The award was funded by the University of Illinois from 1967-1981 and is currently funded through a generous endowment provided by Dr. Bernard G. Sarnat, a former graduate student of Schour, and Rhoda G. Sarnat through the Sarnat Family Foundation. The award recognizes outstanding scientific contributions in the anatomic sciences, including tissue engineering, tissue regeneration, and stem cell research as it relates to the oral, dental, or craniofacial complex. It is intended to confer the highest honor in the field of dental and craniofacial research and honor those scientists who, through research in this field, bring about significant advances in oral health.