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Dr. Walter Siqueira PhD, DDS, FCAHS Professor and Associate Dean, Academic

HSc. 2A50 - 107 Wiggins Road, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E5
Research Leadership: Dr. Siqueira (h-index = 41) leads the Salivary Proteomics Research Laboratory. Dr. Siqueira's program in proteomics, diagnostics, and therapeutic using saliva is unique in all Canada. His research program is funded by CIHR, NSERC, CFI, SHRF, COVID-19 Immunity Task Force, FAPESP, CNPq, and industry research contracts. His background as a dental clinician and basic scientist has enabled him to integrate basic science with applied clinical research and promote knowledge translation.
Dr. Siqueira is considered an international authority in the field of salivary research. Dr. Siqueira's scholarship is impressive, with over 100 publications, an h-index of 41, research funding totaling $8.8M, and supervision of 8 postdoctoral fellows, 20 graduate students, numerous undergraduate, and 26 visiting students. In addition, due to his innovative research, Dr. Siqueira has been invited to present more than 50 lectures in universities and at conferences nationally and internationally.
Dr. Siqueira has been awarded several prestigious teaching and research honors. He was a recipient of the W.W. Wood Award for Excellence in Dental Education by the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry. He received the 2012 Salivary Researcher of the Year Award from the Salivary Research Group, IADR. The same year, he received the Visiting Professorship Award from the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR). Dr. Siqueira was also the recipient of the prestigious CIHR New Investigator Salary Award. In 2018, he received from Western University the title of Faculty Scholar. This award title recognizes the complete scholar who has maintained an excellent record in teaching and research and has recently achieved prominence in one of these two domains. In addition, Dr. Siqueira is an IADR Distinguished Scientist Award Recipient, the most prestigious international award in oral health science. Recently, Dr. Siqueira was elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (FCAHS).

Academic Leadership: Dr. Siqueira serves as the Associate Dean Academic – ADA at the College of Dentistry, University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Siqueira is responsible for all aspects of the successful delivery and quality management of the College's programs and providing strategic academic leadership that empowers faculty and student success. Due to the critical nature of this position to the core function of the College, the ADA is normally the first choice for Acting Dean when the Dean is absent from the dental school for an extended period.

Collectively, Dr. Siqueira’s contributions in research innovation and creativity, training the next generation of oral health researchers, and academic leadership activities reflect his national and international recognition as an ambassador of Canadian oral health within the college, province, country, and around the globe.