ADEA members are encouraged to weigh in on a critically important issue for the dental education community, the educational preparation of oral health professionals in emerging workforce models. In September 2009, the Board of Directors of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) approved the creation of the ADEA Task Force on the Education of Oral Health Professionals in Emerging Workforce Models.
In only a few short months, ADEA President Sandra C. Andrieu's term will close. Over the course of her term, Dr. Andrieu has been heavily involved in charting the course of the Association for the next few years, laying a foundation that incorporates changes and trends within health care, and positioning ADEA as a prominent leader through the strong application of its strategic objectives.
The ADEAGies Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011 William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation, and Achievement (Gies Awards). The Gies Awards will be presented on March 14, 2011, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in conjunction with the 2011 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California.
The University of Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry honored International Dental Studies (IDS) students Drs. Mohammad Faizan Ali and Kunal Karan with the 5th Annual Dr. F. Gene and Rosemary Dixon Scholarship Award during a ceremony held in early November. Ali and Karan, both members of the Class of 2011, were recognized for their exemplary work during their first year as IDS students. Each will receive a check for $3,000 during graduation.
On a cold November evening, Mr. Daniel Kreis rode his beat-up mountain bike five miles to the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry, seeking relief from the pain of two cracked molars. He got that and much more.
The ADEAGies Foundation/AADR Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program (ADCFP) encourages U.S. and Canadian dental and allied dental students to enter academic dentistry through seminars, mentorship, and practical experience. The year-long fellowship gives participants experience in all aspects of academic dental careers, and dental school faculty members serve as mentors and offer support to students. The deadline to apply for the 2011-12 program is January 14, 2011.