Heitz-Mayfield and Sculean elected as Osteology Board members

Lisa Heitz-Mayfield from Australia and Anton Sculean from Switzerland were elected to the Osteology Foundation’s Board. They will take over from Maurício Araújo and the President of the Osteology Foundation, Mariano Sanz, who will step down from the Osteology Foundation Board by June 2019.

Anton Sculean is currently the Director of the Clinic for Periodontology at the University of Bern and will enrich the Board’s discussions with his expertise. Having published over 160 articles in peer-reviewed journals and having given 200 lectures around the globe, the Osteology Foundation Board is set to gain another renowned and experienced member.

«Developing and nurturing the skills of young researchers»

Lisa Heitz-Mayfield completed both a Master and a PhD in odontology at Lund University in Sweden. Since then, she has held numerous clinical academic positions. She is currently an Adjunct Professor in the International Research Collaborative, Oral Health and Equity at the University of Western Australia and maintains a specialist periodontal practice in Perth. “I feel very honoured and privileged to be elected to the Board of the Osteology Foundation. To have the opportunity to work together with my esteemed colleagues and contribute to the Osteology Foundation's endeavours is wonderful, and comes at a great time in my personal and working life”, said Heitz about her election. Thinking about her future role within the Osteology Foundation’s Board, she explained: ”My goals for my term of office are to nurture and develop the skills of young researchers and to facilitate the sharing of knowledge generated by these scientists and others. This will serve to link science with practice through global education”. 

Please join us in welcoming our new Board members.