Call for Nominations for ADEA President-elect [June 2011]

All ADEA members are invited to nominate candidates for the Association’s 2012-13 President-elect. The ADEA Nominating Committee consists of the ADEA Immediate Past President, Dr. Sandra C. Andrieu, and the seven ADEA Vice Presidents.

Closing the Gaps in Women’s Oral Care Education and Research

Emerging data indicate the unique effects of oral cancer, periodontal disease, obesity, violence, and other factors on women’s health. The American Dental Education Association (ADEA), with National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research on Women’s Health sponsorship, will identify current knowledge gaps to fill so that the next generation of North American oral care providers better meets the unique health needs of women. 

Dental Students Invited to Participate in FICRS-F Program

The John E. Fogarty International Center (FIC) is the National Institutes of Health (NIH) entity focused on global health research. Through its various programs, the FIC provides opportunities for investigators worldwide to engage in research related to global health.

Interprofessional Education Reports Detail Competencies and Strategies for the Health Professions

Six national health professions associations and three private foundations released new reports detailing their recommendations for interprofessional education in the health professions. These reports provide the new competencies and action strategies to be implemented in educational institutions in the United States, providing the foundation for improved patient care and services. 

News from University of Maryland’s Division of Dental Hygiene

Each summer, three rising senior dental hygiene students and a faculty member from the University of Maryland satellite campus in Princess Anne travel by boat to Smith Island on the Eastern Shore of Maryland to provide dental hygiene care to island residents. Smith Island's population decreases each year due to lack of employment and the slow decline of the crabbing industry.

University of Maryland Dental School Praised for Bringing Oral Health Research Home

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.

Young Investigator Initiative Grant Mentoring Program

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.

Dentistry in the News - June 2011

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.

June 2011 Kudos

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.

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