2015 William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation and Achievement

Congratulations to the 2015 Gies Awards winners. We honored these individuals and organizations for their outstanding vision, innovation and achievement on March 9, 2015, at the Gies Awards in Boston, MA.


Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Public or Private Partner

Carol A. Aschenbrener, M.D.
Chief Medical Education Officer (2011–14)
Association of American Medical Colleges

Gies Award for Outstanding Innovation by a Dental Educator
Walter C. Guralnick, D.M.D.
Professor Emeritus of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Gies Award for Outstanding Vision by a Public or Private Partner
Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM®
Drexel University College of Medicine

Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Dental Educator
Stuart M. Hirsch, D.D.S.
Vice Dean of International Initiatives, Development, and Student Affairs 
New York University College of Dentistry

Gies Award for Outstanding Vision by a Dental Educator
Peter J. Polverini, D.D.S., D.M.Sc.
Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Gies Award for Outstanding Innovation by a Dental Educator
Eduardo D. Rodriguez, M.D., D.D.S.
Chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery
Director of the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Helen L. Kimmel Professor of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
New York University Langone Medical Center

Gies Award for Outstanding Vision by a Dental Educator
Jeanne Craig Sinkford, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Senior Scholar in Residence
American Dental Education Association

Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement by an Academic Dental Institution
Tufts Dental Facilities Serving Individuals with Disabilities

Gies Award for Outstanding Innovation by an Academic Dental Institution
University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry