International Service Learning: Building a Foundation for Interprofessional Education

Attendees of the “International Service Learning: Building a Foundation for Interprofessional Education” session had the opportunity to interact with dental students, dental school admissions administrators, a university vice president, and representatives of nationally recognized service learning program agencies, who gave their perspectives on how international service learning can be a model for collaboration across institutions and disciplines.

JDE Publishes Proceedings of the ADEA International Women’s Leadership Conference

Proceedings of the Fourth ADEA International Women’s Leadership Conference (IWLC): Global Health Through Women’s Leadership has been published as a supplement to the March 2011 Journal of Dental Education. This conference took place in Salvador, Brazil in September 2010 and was attended by women leaders from six continents.

Defining Interprofessional Studies and Its Benefits for Academic Dentistry

Presented by Dr. W. David Brunson, Associate Director of ADEA Center for Equity and Diversity (ADEA CED), “Defining Interprofessional Studies and Its Benefits for Academic Dentistry” addressed the call for development of a National Oral Health Plan in the 2000 Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General.

Lessons Learned: Dental Student Outreach Program and Explore Health Careers Mentoring and Social Networking Website

In this session representatives from the University of Michigan, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Howard University dental schools discussed their experience using ADEA’s as a tool for online mentoring. These three pilot projects from ADEA and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation shared the challenges and successes that accompany an online mentoring program. Marita R. Inglehart, Ph.D., from the University of Michigan, spoke about the successful collaboration of with a mentoring program for high school students in an area that lacks access to dental care.

Models of Interprofessional Curriculum in Dental Education

At this ADEA Presidential Symposium, Dr. Sandra C. Andrieu presented three models of interprofessional education (IPE) curricula currently under way at three different dental schools. Faculty from the University of Florida, University of Minnesota, and Western University of Health Services presented their curriculum models and discussed the challenges and successes of each program.

Prof. Pamela Zarkowski Receives ADEA Distinguished Service Award

Pamela Zarkowski, M.P.H., J.D., received the American Dental Education Association’s (ADEA) Distinguished Service Award during the 2011 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in San Diego, California. The award recognizes significant contributions to education, research, and ADEA.

Dentistry in the News - April 2011

Is love on the horizon for Ashley Hebert, a fourth-year dental student at the University of Pennsylvania? Ashley recently competed with 24 other contestants on The Bachelor and is now slated to be the star of the next installment of The Bachelorette, premiering May 23.

Around the Dental Education Community - April 2011

The International Dentist Program (IDP) at the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry (LLUSD) achieved its 25th anniversary this year—a milestone that was celebrated during the School of Dentistry’s 51st Alumni Student Convention.

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