2016 Awards, Scholarships and Fellowships

2016 ADEA Awards Program cover

Each year, ADEA recognizes achievement and distinction among its members. The following dental educators, researchers and students were honored at the 2016 ADEA Annual Session and Exhibition in Denver, CO.

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Dr. Thomas F. Nowlin served in several roles within the Council of Sections and was well known for his collegiality, positive attitude, creativity, honor, ethics and dedication to the craft of dental education. This award honors his memory, contributions, and leadership in the ADEA Council of Sections by recognizing an ADEA section for exceptional demonstrated activities.

ADEA Section on Cariology

Presented Saturday, March 12, 2016

Learn more about the ADEA Thomas F. Nowlin Award for Best Performance by a Section

Since 1994, ADEA has promoted the advancement of women in dental education by providing the opportunity for a full-time woman faculty member with a primary teaching appointment in a predoctoral, or an advanced dental education program, to explore issues affecting women faculty through a three-month scholar-in-residence program.The program honors Enid A. Neidle, former President of ADEA (1985-86). Under her leadership, ADEA adopted its policy of promoting the advancement of women in dental education.

Mary McNally, M.S., D.D.S., M.A.
Dalhousie University Faculty of Dentistry

Presented Saturday, March 12, 2016

Learn more about the ADEA Enid A. Neidle Scholar-in-Residence Program for Women

The ADEA Distinguished Service Award recognizes significant contributions to ADEA and its members through teaching, research and service.

Dr. Ronald Rupp
American Dental Education Association

Presented Sunday, March 13, 2016

Dr. Rupp’s biography may be found in the 2016 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition Awards Program.

The Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors presents these citations to leaders who have demonstrated exceptional service to the Association and the dental education community.

Dr. Denice Stewart
Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry

Ms. Ellen Barclay
American Dental Education Association

Mr. Mark Gonthier
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Irina Dragan
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Karen Novak
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston

Mr. Desi Nuckolls
The Procter & Gamble Company

Mr. William Butler
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Dentistry

Dr. Susan Kass
Miami Dade College

Ms. Monique Morgan
American Dental Education Association

Presented Sunday, March 13, 2016

This award provides support to educators to enhance teaching efforts. It is supported by an educational grant from the Colgate-Palmolive Company.

Dr. Alison Doubleday
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry

Presented Monday, March 14, 2016

Learn more about the ADEA Colgate-Palmolive Co. Excellence in Teaching Award

Jeanne C. Sinkford, D.D.S., Ph.D., was the first woman to become a dean of a U.S. dental school (Howard University College of Dentistry). She is a renowned scholar and champion of the advancement of women in dental education, the dental profession and the medical sciences. The Sinkford scholarship provides the opportunity for a dental educator who is closely aligned with the promotion of equity, diversity and inclusion to participate in the ADEA Leadership Institute.  

Dr. Arlene Sanchez
University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine

Presented Monday, March 14, 2016

Learn more about the ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co./National Dental Association/Dr. Jeanne C. Sinkford Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute.

This fellowship provides an academic dental institution faculty member who has shown potential for leadership with the opportunity to participate in the ADEA Leadership Institute. The fellowship is in memory of Dominick DePaola, D.D.S., Ph.D., who for nearly four decades was a leader in dental education, research, patient care and academic administration.

Dr. Tien-Min Gabriel Chu
Indiana University School of Dentistry

Presented Monday, March 14, 2016

Learn more about the ADEA/AADR/Colgate-Palmolive Co./Dr. Dominick P. DePaola Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute.

Each year, the American Association of Endodontists Foundation partners with ADEA to sponsor an endodontic educator’s participation in the ADEA Leadership Institute.

Dr. Ariadne Letra
University of Texas School of Dentistry Houston

Presented Monday, March 14, 2016

Learn more about the ADEA/American Association of Endodontists Foundation Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute.

The Drisko Scholarship provides the opportunity annually for a mid-career dental school faculty member who has shown evidence of leadership potential to participate in the ADEA Leadership Institute. Funding for the scholarship is provided through the generosity of Drs. Drisko. 

Dr. Joanne Prasad
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

Presented Monday, March 14, 2016

Learn more about the ADEA/ADEAGies Foundation Drs. Connie L. and Richard R. Drisko Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute

This award provides support for participation in the ADEA Leadership Institute or a three-month fellowship at the ADEA office in Washington, DC. It is supported by an educational grant from the Colgate-Palmolive Company.

Prof. Rebecca Stolberg
Eastern Washington University

Presented Monday, March 14, 2016

Learn more about the ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Allied Dental Educators Fellowship

The Volpe scholarship provides an annual opportunity for one mid-career dental school educator who has shown evidence of leadership potential and has been accepted into the ADEA Leadership Institute. This award was established by a generous commitment by Dr. Anthony R. Volpe to the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and its ADEAGies Foundation.

Dr. Bruno Jham
Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine- Illinois

Presented Monday, March 14, 2016

Learn more about the ADEA/ADEAGies Foundation Dr. Anthony R. Volpe Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute.

John Edward “Jack” Bresch served for many years as Director of ADEA’s Center for Public Policy and Advocacy. This award acknowledges Jack Bresch and the role he played for many of the ADEA Leadership Institute Fellows and others, both in advocacy and in his leadership by example. It will be presented to a current ADEA Leadership Institute Fellow or an alumnus/alumna who reflects the attitudes, values and behaviors in advocacy of oral health care and dental education exemplified by Jack Bresch.

Dr. Mary Truhlar
Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine

Presented Monday, March 14, 2016

This award provides support to educators to enhance teaching efforts. It is supported by an educational grant from the Colgate-Palmolive Company.

Dr. Georgios Maroulakos
Marquette University School of Dentistry

Presented Monday, March 14, 2016

Learn more about the ADEA/ADEA Council of Students, Residents, and Fellows/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Junior Faculty Award.

The fellowship supports advocating for public policy that positively impacts dental education and oral health care. The recipient works with the staff in the Advocacy and Governmental Relations portfolio of ADEA’s Policy Center in Washington, D.C. Since its inception in 1985, ADEA's Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship has been generously underwritten by Sunstar Americas, Inc., manufacturer of GUM®, Butler® and GUIDOR® oral care products.

Britta E. Magnuson
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Presented Monday, March 14, 2016

Learn more about the ADEA/Sunstar Americans, Inc. Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship

This student legislative internship provides a unique learning experience in Washington, DC. The internship is designed to encourage students to learn about and eventually to become involved–as dental professionals–in the federal legislative process and the formulation of public policy as it relates to academic dentistry.

Jean Marie Calvo
University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry

Presented Monday, March 14, 2016

Learn more about the ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship

The ADEA/AAL Faculty of Color Tuition Scholarships for Professional Development will enable faculty of color to participate in programs that will improve their teaching abilities, increase their leadership skills and advance their understanding and mastery of other critical elements of a successful academic career. The ADEA/AAL Faculty of Color Tuition Scholarships for Professional Development are supported by the ADEAGies Foundation and AAL.

ADEA/AAL Chairs and Academic Administrators Management Program

Dr. Bertha Alarcon
Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine

Dr. Thikriat Al-Jewair
University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Nigel Matthews
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry

Dr. Naquilla Thomas
West Georgia Technical College

 

ADEA/AAL Compass Program for Academic Advancement

Dr. Fernando Haddock
Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University

Dr. Tannaz Malekzadeh
Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health

Dr. Gary Henley
Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine

 

ADEA Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders

Dr. Mai-Ly Duong
Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health

Dr. Ngozi Nwizu
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston

Dr. Reginald Salter
Howard University College of Dentistry

Dr. Antonia Teruel
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

 

ADEA/AAL Institute for Teaching and Learning

Dr. Sana Augustus
Howard University College of Dentistry

Dr. Kimberly Gise
East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Nora Odingo
Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine

Prof. Tiffanie White
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry

Presented Monday, March 14, 2016

In recognition of the significant contribution of William J. Gies, Ph.D., to dental research, this program seeks to identify students who may have a unique interest or predental experience that might lead to a career in dental research. The Gies Dental Research Scholarship is awarded every two years.

Dr. Stephanos Kyrkanides
University of Kentucky College of Dentistry

Presented Monday, March 14, 2016

Learn more about the ADEA/ADEAGies Foundation Dental Research Scholarship

A stipend of up to $15,000 will be awarded in 2016 for a dental educator to pursue a cumulative two to three-month fellowship at the ADEA office in Washington, DC, researching educational issues facing dental education.

Dr. HsingChi von Bergmann
University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry

Presented Monday, March 14, 2016

Learn more about the ADEA/ADEAGies Foundation Education Fellowship

ADEA/DENTSPLY International Student Poster Awards recognize dental students for outstanding research and innovation.

Han Suk Kim
New York University College of Dentistry
3rd Place: Varying Feedback in a Test-Enhanced Competence-based course in Predoctoral Orthodontics

Sara Golkari
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
2nd Place: Assessing the Efficacy of Learning Catalytics in the Dental School Curriculum

Lewis Chen
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
1st Place: Interprofessional Education: Collaboration between Nursing Practitioner Students and Dental Students in Dental Emergency Clinic

Presented Monday, March 14, 2016

The Olav Alvares Award was named in honor of Dr. Olav Alvares, Journal of Dental Education editor from 2000 to 2009, to encourage junior scholars (assistant professors, instructors, residents, students and staff) to conduct and publish outstanding research.

Jennifer L. Brame
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry

Benjamin W. Chaffee
University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry

Jeffrey T. Jackson
University of Florida College of Dentistry

Amber L. Watters
New York University College of Dentistry

Presented Monday, March 14, 2016

ADEA/GlaxoSmithKline Consumer HealthcarePreventive Dentistry Scholarships support predoctoral dental students who have demonstrated academic excellence in preventive dentistry. 

Ms. Ashley Abraham
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Mr. Luke Aiura
University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Ms. Riddhi Desai
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Ms. Andrea Frantz
The Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University

Ms. Lucy Hallajian
University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry

Ms. Nicole LaMantia
University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry

Mr. Brian Lehigh
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry

Ms. Desiree McMillen
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Dental Medicine

Ms. Lindsey Richard
Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Dentistry

Ms. Kanupriya Tewari
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Mr. David Wong
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Ms. Valentina Zahran
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Presented Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Learn more about the ADEA Preventive Dentistry Scholarships

These scholarships support dental hygiene students who are pursuing education beyond an associate’s degree and who have an interest in an academic career.

Ms. Elizabeth Kornegay
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry

Ms. Lisa Westhoff
Eastern Washington University

Presented Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Learn more about the ADEA/Crest Oral-B Laboratories Scholarships for Predoctoral Dental Students Pursuing Academic Careers

Each year, with the support of The Procter & Gamble Company, ADEA presents this award to two predoctoral students who plan education beyond a doctoral degree and who have demonstrated an interest in a career in academic dentistry.

Ms. Wendan Li
University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry

Mr. Ho-Hyun Sun
Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine

Presented Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Learn more about the ADEA/Crest Oral-B Laboratories Scholarships for Dental Hygiene Students Pursuing Academic Careers.

The ADEA/Sigma Phi Alpha Linda DeVore Scholarship is awarded to an individual pursuing allied dental education studies at the baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree level. The scholarship memorializes the 30-year dental education career of Linda Rubinstein DeVore. Prof. DeVore was active in dental hygiene education, scholarship and public service. She served as President of the American Association of Dental Schools (now ADEA) in 1994 and as the 1997-98 President of the Supreme Chapter of Sigma Phi Alpha, the national honorary society of the dental hygiene profession.

Prof. Wanda Cloet
Central Community College

Presented Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Learn more about the ADEA/Sigma Phi Alpha Linda DeVore Scholarship

For more information about scholarships, awards and fellowships offered by ADEA, please visit adea.org/awards. The 2017 awards cycle will open in early August 2016.