University of Central Florida (UCF) officials announced in May they are looking at opening a dental school in 2014. The university hopes to graduate 100 dentists a year near its College of Medicine location in the heart of Lake Nona’s “medical city.”
On April 25, 2011, Dean Christian S. Stohler, D.M.D., DrMedDent, and the University of Maryland Dental School (UMDS) hosted a town hall meeting on behalf of the Friends of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (FNIDCR). The forum was entitled “Bringing Oral Health Research Home” and was the first in a series of proposed nationwide town hall meetings.
Each year during the month of the Annual National ADEA Allied Dental Program Directors' Conference, the BDE highlights news and activities from the allied dental education community.
Musculoskeletal impairments like back pain and arthritis are a top reason for visits to physicians' offices. The United States Bone and Joint Decade/Initiative (USBJD/I) is now offering a program to encourage early-career basic and clinical investigators in academic careers.
In an update of a report first issued in 2010, the Pew Children's Dental Campaign published The State of Children’s Dental Health: Making Coverage Matter on May 24, 2011. This new report is intended to assess states' ability to serve insured and soon-to-be-insured children.
A proposed 30% enrollment increase for the University of Connecticut Health Center’s medical and dental schools (48 dental students) and a loan forgiveness program to attract more graduates to practice primary care medicine and dentistry in Connecticut are included in the $864 million “Bioscience Connecticut” economic revitalization initiative from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
Martha J. Somerman, D.D.S., Ph.D., Dean of the University of Washington School of Dentistry and soon-to-be Director of the National Institute of Dental Craniofacial Research, has been chosen to receive the 2011 Paul Goldhaber Award from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
Patrick M. Lloyd, D.D.S., has been named as the new Dean of The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Dentistry. Dr. Lloyd is currently Dean of University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; he will begin his new position at OSU on August 1, 2011.
Volume 75, Number 6/June 2011