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2015 Brauman-Bell Alpha Omega Lectureship

Infectious Diseases in a Crazy Modern World

Course Summary:

Recent outbreaks of Ebola, enterovirus, and other infectious diseases have captured attention of both healthcare providers and the public. Pathogenic microorganisms, some with the potential to cause life-threatening diseases, may be transmitted directly or indirectly from person to person, via contact with insects or animals or by the ingestion of contaminated food or water.

This presentation will:

  • Describe the major factors contributing to the emergence of infectious diseases of critical global importance.
  • Discuss the common features of pandemic potential for H7N9 influenza virus, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus (MERS) and West Africa Ebola virus.
  • Describe how the international public health community and global political leadership needs to reconsider their approach to the prevention, control and treatment of emerging infections.

Course Presenter:

Dr. Osterholm

Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH is director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), a professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health; a professor in the Technological Leadership Institute, College of Science and Engineering; and an adjunct professor in the Medical School, University of Minnesota. He is also a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences and the Council of Foreign Relations.

In June 2005, Dr. Osterholm was appointed by Michael Leavitt, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to the newly established National Science Advisory Board on Biosecurity. In July 2008, he was named to the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center’s Academy of Excellence in Health Research. In October 2008, he was appointed to the World Economic Forum Working Group on Pandemics

Course Information:

Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2015


4:00pm - 4:30pm – Reception
4:30pm - 6:00pm – Presentation

Location: Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, Room 605 and 6th Floor Lobby

Credit: 1.5 Hours Lecture

AGD Codes: 024 Immunology, 148 Infectious Disease

History of Brauman-Bell Alpha Omega Lectureship

On September 27, 1992, the Dallas alumni chapter of Alpha Omega International Fraternity presented a $10,000 contribution from Alfred W. Brauman to Baylor College of Dentistry, establishing the Brauman-Bell Alpha Omega Lectureship. The lectureship was named in honor of BCD alumni Dr. Welden E. Bell and Dr. Alfred W. Brauman. The lectureship was endowed in 1997 through two generous gifts to Baylor College of Dentistry from Dr. Brauman’s daughter, Tricia Michaelson of Dallas.

Dr. Bell earned his degree in 1934 and was a faculty member in oral and maxillofacial surgery and a continuing education lecturer until his death in 1990. He was a visiting lecturer to 24 dental schools throughout the United States and Canada and the author of nine textbooks on orofacial pain and TMD.

Dr. Brauman, a 1938 graduate, was instrumental in establishing the Dallas chapter of Alpha Omega fraternity while in dental school. A practicing dentist in Dallas for more than 50 years and a commercial real estate developer, Dr. Brauman was an active community volunteer and philanthropist until his death in 1996. Drs. Bell and Brauman maintained a friendship for 52 years.

Past Lecturers


Harold Slavkin, D.D.S., Ph.D.
USC School of Dentistry
Preparing for the 21st Century


Bjorn R. Olsen, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Morphogenesis Through Molecular Genetics


Barbara Boyan, Ph.D.
Vice Chair, Research, Department of Orthopedics
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Dental Implant Research and the Clinical Practice of Dentistry


Maxwell Anderson, DDS, MS, MEd
Vice President and Dental Director of Washington Dental Service (WDS)
The Future of Dental Caries to Be of Not to Be


Lawrence A. Tabak D.D.S., Ph.D.
Director, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research,
National Institutes of Health
Oral Health in the Post Genomic Era


Christian S. Stohler, D.M.D., Dr.Med.Dent.
Dean, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery Dental School
University of Maryland
Suppression of Pain – Easy for Some Difficult for Others


Dr. Eric V. Anslyn
Norman A. Hackerman Professor of Chemistry
University Distinguished Teaching Professor
Mimicking the Mechanisms of Taste and Smell for Analytical Applications


Dr. Amid Ismail
Professor, Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences, and Endodontics
Professor, Department of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health
University of Michigan
Dental Education, Practice, and Research


Eric S. Solomon, DDS, MA
Executive Director Institutional Research
Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry
Dental Practice in the 21st Century


Ivar A. Mjör, B.D.S., M.D.S., Dr. Odont.,
Professor of operative dentistry and Academy 100 Eminent Scholar
University of Florida College of Dentistry
Practice-Based Dental Research The Real Clinical Approach


Robert Brandjord, DDS
Private Practititioner
Past President, American Dental Association
The Community Dental Care Coordinator to Improve Access to Care


Douglas Young, DDS, MBA
University of the Pacifi
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
“The Clinical Implementation of CAMBRA”: Caries Management by Risk Assessment



B. Scott Cheek, MD
Texas Oncology-Baylor Charles A Sammons Cancer Center

Luis Piniero, MD
Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinic Baylor University Medical Center

Terri Rees, DDS, MSD
Professor and Director of Stomatology, Department of Periodontics, TAMBCD

Strategies for Collaborative Management of Oral Systemic Conditions


Gretchen Gibson, DDS
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Professor in the Geriatric Department
Managing Common Oral Health Problems in Women

TAMBCD Office of CE Registration Information, Certifications & Cancellation/Refund policy:

Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
QUESTIONS: Please feel free to call us at 1-214-828-8238. For quickly response please email your questions through the online registration website.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at Continuing education credits issued for participation in the CE activity may not apply toward license renewal in all states/provinces. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his/her state/provincial licensing board(s).

CONFIRMATIONS: Will be sent by e-mailto the official email address provided by the attendee to the registration website. Exact email is necessary

REGISTRATION CANCELLATION: Tuition is refundable if a course is canceled by the Office of CE. A $50 fee will be assessed for any course cancellation. All payments by check or cash are deposited into the Texas A&M account and CANNOT be refunded. “No Shows” for a course forfeit all tuition. Confirm notification of cancellation by e-mail.The CE Office cannot be held responsible for a non-refundable airline ticket.
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