Dr. Charles F. Streckfus is currently a professor in the Department of Diagnostic & Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston and formerly the Assistant Dean of Research at the University of Mississippi Medical center Dental School. Dr. Streckfus has over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles. In addition he has been invited to speak at numerous national and international conferences. He has received many honors and awards which include the prestigious President’s Award for Scientific Excellence, presented by the International Society for Preventive Oncology, awarded at the Pasteur Institute, Paris, France, the NIH Award of Merit for his statistical analysis of the NHANES III Study. He was granted four patents for his work in breast cancer biomarker. He is the first dentist ever to receive funding from the Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.