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K-State Today

April 14, 2017



President of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery to present on clinical research

By Noelle Blood

Dr. Peter E. Larsen, College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Fellow and president of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, will present a seminar lecture from 3-4 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in 221 Ackert Hall.

The presentation, "Clinical Research: Be Curious and Ask the Right Questions — Examples from the Field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery," will focus on Larsen's professional experiences and is geared toward any K-State students, faculty, or staff with general interest in science, healthcare or research.

While on campus, Larsen also will meet with pre-dental, pre-medical, pre-nursing and pre-pharmacy students, as well as guest lecture in the human body class for the Division of Biology.

Larsen, Powell, Ohio, is the Larry J. Peterson endowed professor and chair of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Anesthesiology at Ohio State University. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Creighton University School of Dentistry in 1983 and completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at the University of Oklahoma. Following residency in 1987, he joined the faculty at Ohio State University. Since 1998, he has been the chair of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Ohio State University Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital.

He currently holds the Larry J. Peterson Endowed Professorship and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Larsen has been involved in state and national service, most recently serving as the president of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He and his wife, Patty, have three children.

Larsen graduated from K-State in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in pre-dentistry.

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