HSDM’s Tavares a Featured Guest on “Good Morning Kuwait”
On May 22, HSDM’s Mary Tavares, DMD, MPH, director of HSDM’s Advanced Graduate Education Program in Dental Public Health, appeared on “Good Morning Kuwait” together with Dr. Max Goodson and Dr. Pramod Soparkar of the Forsyth Institute. (Goodson is also an associate clinical professor of oral medicine, infection, and immunity at HSDM.) The program preceded a symposium at the Dasman Diabetes Institute to mark the end of the data collection from Goodson’s metabolic syndrome study of Kuwaiti children.
Tavares was previously part of a Forsyth team that collaborated with the Kuwait Ministry of Health to create a demonstration program featuring a state-of-the-art dental care delivery system for children in the 1980s. She still travels to Kuwait as an adviser with the Kuwait School Oral Health Program. Her current research focuses on the connection between systemic and oral health, with a particular focus on obesity and diabetes, a topic she addressed on “Good Morning Kuwait.” HSDM’s Hend Alqaderi, BDS (DMSc16, dental public health), who works closely with Tavares, arranged the interview and was herself interviewed on-air in Arabic from her home in Kuwait. Alqaderi also presented at the afternoon symposium.