STONY BROOK, N.Y., October 31, 2006—Dr. Lorne Golub, one of the foremost dental researchers in the world, and a member of the faculty of Stony Brook University’s School of Dental Medicine, has been awarded the American Dental Association’s Gold Medal Award for Excellence. Dr. Golub received the award on October 3 in Las Vegas, where the ADA held its 147th annual session.
Golub was responsible for the development of Periostat®, which has become the most widely used treatment in the world to fight adult periodontal disease since gaining FDA approval in 1998. Along with the Gold Medal, Golub received $25,000 and a three-year position on the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs.
A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Dr. Golub received his D.M.D. degree in 1963 from the University of Manitoba, where he also received a M.A. degree in Oral Biology. He completed his certification in periodontology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He has been a faculty researcher at Stony Brook since 1973.