Marie M. Tolarova
University of the Pacific
Marie M. Tolarova, Professor and Executive Director of Pacific\'s Craniofacial and Cleft Prevention Program, has led the dental school\'s efforts to help individuals with cleft lip and palate for many years. She has produced extensive research regarding clefts and has taken part in dozens of International mission trips to help individuals with congenital anomalies. In 2011, Tolarova organized an International Conference in San Francisco which brought together surgeons, dentists, geneticists and others to work towards an effective approach to cleft lip and palate prevention.