2013 Wilbert E. Fordyce Clinical Investigator Award
William Maixner, DDS PhD
William Maixner, DDS PhD, joined the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1985 and is currently a professor in the School of Dentistry and the School of Medicine’s department of pharmacology and curriculum in neurobiology. He is director of the Regional Center for Neurosensory Disorders and codirector of the Orofacial Pain Management Program. His translational pain research program explores the pathophysiological processes underlying pain perception and the genetic, environmental, and biopsychosocial risk factors and markers contributing to the onset and maintenance of temporomandibular disorders and related chronic pain conditions. He has authored more than 160 peer-reviewed articles, presented internationally, and is well-funded to study persistent pain states.
The Wilbert E. Fordyce Clinical Investigator Award and Lecture was established in 1995 to recognize and honor career achievement in clinical research on pain. The award has been named for Wilbert E. Fordyce, PhD, the first recipient of this honor.