is pleased to announce the launch of its new website at www.ADEA.org. The launch
of the site is the culmination of a comprehensive effort involving many stakeholders. Those stakeholders included a website
advisory group comprising a cross representation of ADEA members, leadership, and
University of Utah officials have announced its new
School of Dentistry building will be located in Research Park and named after
Ray and Tye Noorda in recognition of a $30 million donation. The school was
approved by the Utah State Board of Regents in July 2012 and will enroll its
first four-year class of 20 students in the fall of 2013.
"This is a historic step forward for dental
education in Utah and we owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Ray and Tye
Noorda and their family for making this school possible," says G. Lynn
Powell, D.D.S., founding Dean of the new school. "The quiet generosity of
this remarkable couple and their family will have a lasting impact on the
health of all Utahns."
Recognition of Donald Brown, D.D.S. was long overdue. When it came, his family accepted it graciously, with smiles and tears. Dr. Brown was the first African-American graduate of the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry. That was in 1965, when African-American names were often excluded from routine public announcements.
Mary E. Northridge, Ph.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Health Promotion at the New York University College of Dentistry, has been awarded a five-year, $3.7 million grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to analyze how Hispanic and African American older adults living in underserved urban communities in New York City overcome barriers to accessing oral health care services.
The Institute of Medicine has announced that the IOM Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education is holding its second 2-day public workshop on November 29-30, 2012. The workshop, “Educating for Practice: Learning How to Improve Health from Interprofessional Models across the Continuum of Education to Practice," will continue the dialogue on linking interprofessional education and practice that started at the global forum's August 2012 workshop.