Linda Niessen, DMD, MPH, MPP, dean of the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Dental Medicine, Fort Lauderdale, Fla, has been elected as a council delegate representing the Dentistry and Oral Health Sciences Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In this role, Niessen will serve a 3-year term.
The AAAS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people. The organization seeks to advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world and publishes the journal, Science. Delegates to the AAAS council consider matters relating to disciplinary section business and the organizational bylaws.
“It is truly an honor to be appointed to represent the field of dentistry and Nova Southeastern University in this major scientific organization,” Niessen said. “I look forward to working with my peers from throughout the country to advance our profession and support research and discoveries that will ultimately benefit patients throughout the country to advance our profession and support research and discoveries that will ultimately benefit patients throughout the globe.”