2017 Awards, Scholarships and Fellowships

Program 


Each year, ADEA recognizes achievement and distinction among its members. The following dental educators, researchers and students were honored at the 2017 ADEA Annual Session and Exhibition in Long Beach, CA.

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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 Dental Assisting Education

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

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

Dr. Leo E. Rouse
American Dental Education Association

Dr. Rouse’s biography may be found in the 2017 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. Kim E. Fenesy
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Pamela Jean Hughes
Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry

Dr. Denise K. Kassebaum
University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine

Ms. Susan M. Ferrante
A-dec

Dr. Rosa Chaviano-Moran
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Dental Medicine

Mr. Joshua Mintz
Cavanaugh Hagan Pierson & Mintz, Inc.

Dr. Steven W. Friedrichsen
Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine

Ms. Monique E. Morgan
American Dental Education Association

Dr. Nader A. Nadershahi
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Dr. Anthony J. Ziebert
American Dental Association

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

Dr. So Ran Kwon
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry

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. Tanya Gibson
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry

Learn more about the ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co./National Dental Association/Dr. Jeanne C. Sinkford Scholarship 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. Mary McDougall
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry

Learn more about the ADEA/AADR/Colgate-Palmolive Co./Dr. Dominick P. DePaola Scholarship 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. Natasha Flake
University of Washington School of Dentistry

Learn more about the ADEA/American Association of Endodontists Foundation Scholarship 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. Deborah Dilbone
University of Florida College of Dentistry

Learn more about the ADEA/ADEAGies Foundation Drs. Connie L. and Richard R. Drisko Scholarship 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. Brian Partido
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry

Prof. Tanya Villalpando Mitchell
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry

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. Tracy de Peralta
University of Michigan School of Dentistry

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

Under the leadership of  Enid A. Neidle, ADEA President from 1985-6, the Association adopted its policy of promoting the advancement of women in dental education. The program offers a unique opportunity for a dental educator to concentrate on issues affecting women faculty.  

Dr. M. Nathalia Garcia
Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Perkins
University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry

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.

Dr. Kalu U.E. Ogbureke
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston

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.

Dr. Caroline Zeller 
Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry

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

This scholarship was created to enable a junior faculty member (up to three years of experience) to participate in the ADEA Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders. The awardee was nominated by an ADEA Leadership Institute alumnus or alumna. 

Dr. Tobie Jones
Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry

Learn more about the ADEA Leadership Institute Phase V Leadership Development Tuition Scholarship: ADEA Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders

This scholarship was created to enable an ADEA Leadership Institute alumnus or alumna to participate in the ADEA/AAL Chairs and Academic Administrators Management Program. 

Dr. Vineet Dhar
University of Maryland School of Dentistry

Learn more about the ADEA Leadership Institute Phase V Leadership Development Tuition Scholarship: ADEA/AAL Chairs and Academic Administrators Management Program.

This scholarship supports professional development activities for faculty of color in dental and allied dental education who are in the early to middle stages of their careers. 

Dr. Abimbola Adewumi
University of Florida College of Dentistry

Dr. Norma Coleman
Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry

Dr. Patricia Pereira
University of Florida College of Dentistry

Dr. Tamika Thompson-Sloan
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry

Learn more about the ADEA/AAL Faculty of Color Tuition Scholarships for Professional Development: ADEA/AAL Chairs and Academic Administrators Management Program.  

These scholarships support professional development activities for faculty of color in dental and allied dental education who are in the early to middle stages of their careers. 

Dr. Olga Luaces
University of Florida College of Dentistry

Dr. Susana Salazar Marocho
University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry

Learn more about the ADEA/AAL Faculty of Color Tuition Scholarships for Professional Development: ADEA/AAL Compass Program for Academic Advancement

This scholarship supports professional development activities for faculty of color in dental and allied dental education in the early stages of their careers. 

Dr. Silvia Amaya-Pajares
Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry

Dr. Juan Bugueno
University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry

Dr. Amy Kristina Herbert
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston

Dr. Tawana Ware
Indiana University School of Dentistry

Learn more about the ADEA/AAL Faculty of Color Tuition Scholarships for Professional Development: ADEA Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders

This scholarship supports professional development activities for faculty of color in dental and allied dental education who are in the early stages of their careers. 

Dr. Monica Fernandez
University of Florida College of Dentistry

Dr. Ana Paula Ribeiro
University of Florida College of Dentistry

Dr. Susana Salazar Marocho
University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry

Dr. Carlos Smith
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry

Learn more about the ADEA/AAL Faculty of Color Tuition Scholarships for Professional Development: ADEA/AAL Institute for Teaching and Learning

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. Joan Davis
Southern Illinois University Carbondale 

Learn more about the ADEA/ADEAGies Foundation Education Fellowship

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

Beatriz E. Fortanely
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School
3rd Place: Does a Local Dental Anesthesia Review Module Increase the Confidence of 3rd Year Dental Students at the Start of Their Clinical Education?

Courtney Gallaway
Pacific University
2nd Place: A New Midlevel Dental Provider in Oregon: Dental Hygienists' Perceptions 

Amanda Andre
New York University College of Dentistry
1st Place: Health Issues Among Dental Students 

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.

Dr. Maha Ahmad
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry

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

Ms. Amy N. Smith
Northern Arizona University

Dr. Daniel P. Turgeon
Université de Montréal Faculté de Médecine Dentaire

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

Dr. Mitra Adhami
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry

Ms. Heather Burbick
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Dentistry

Ms. Cherry Choy
Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Mr. Joseph DePalo
Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Ms. Jie Ge
University of Maryland School of Dentistry

Ms. Jamie Hargett
University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry

Ms. Irene Louie
University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry

Ms. Kristianne Macaraeg
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Mr. Tyler Mesa
Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Dentistry

Mr. Barjinder Takra
University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Ms. Ivy Vuong
University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry

Ms. Shutong Zhan
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

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. Danielle Clark
University of Alberta School of Dentistry

Ms. Kayla Cunningham
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry

Learn more about the ADEA/Crest Oral-B Laboratories Scholarships for Dental Hygiene 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 

Mr. Elias Almaz
University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry

Ms. Beatriz Fortanely
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Dentistry

ADEA/Crest Oral-B Laboratories Scholarships for Predoctoral Dental 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.

Ms. Nadia Kobagi
University of Alberta School of Dentistry

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 2018 awards cycle will open in early August 2017.