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IPEC Announces Awardees and Associate Editor for Interprofessional Education Collaborative Collection

With funding provided by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) will be awarding funding to 16 interprofessional teams to accelerate educational content refinement and submission toMedEdPORTALfor peer review. Once accepted, these open-access instructional modules will represent the beginning of a national clearinghouse of competency-linked learning resources for interprofessional education and models of team-based or collaborative care.

After a national search, Sonia J. Crandall, Ph.D., M.S., has been named Associate Editor for the IPEC Collection. Dr. Crandall is a tenured professor in the Departments of Physician Assistant Studies and Family and Community Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine. She also serves as the Director for Scholarship and Research for the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, Director of the Women’s Health Center of Excellence Leadership and Mentoring Program, and is an affiliate faculty member in the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity and the Wake Forest University Translational Science Institute. Dr. Crandall has been a strong advocate for MedEdPORTAL since its inception and previously served as the Associate Editor for Special Collections.

First-Year Students Participate in Community Service Projects throughout San Francisco

The University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry's newest D.D.S. and I.D.S. students joined forces with several San Francisco, California, non-profit organizations as part of the First-Year Retreat held August 2–3, 2012. 

Students chose from a variety of different volunteer experiences at local nonprofit organizations including the Golden Gate Conservancy, Friends of the Urban Forest, GLIDE, San Francisco Botanical Garden Society, San Francisco Food Bank, San Francisco Parks and Recreation, and San Francisco Zoological Society.

“The service portion of the retreat connected us to the community that we are living in,” said Kim Butler, a Class of 2015 student. “Taking time to get away from school and do some physical work to benefit others was a reminder that we exist as a part of a greater world.”

 “Our First-Year Retreat has always been a team building and bonding experience for new students, but this year we also wanted to incorporate an aspect of giving back to the local community,” said Eddie K. Hayashida, D.D.S., M.B.A, Associate Dean for Administration. “Students were able to give back to the community while learning a little more about San Francisco and each other.”


Students from Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry Volunteered Their Time at Baker Beach Removing Nonnative Plants.  

ADA Foundation Give Kids A Smile® 10th Anniversary Gala


In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Give Kids A Smile®, the annual ADA Foundation Give Kids A Smile Gala is being combined with the ADA Presidential Gala into a special new event at the 2012 Annual Session. Join your friends and colleagues for a light-hearted evening honoring ADA President Dr. William Calnon, and celebrating the great achievements of Give Kids A Smile’s last 10 years. Enjoy fine dining, good friends, a great cause, and dancing.  

The Gala will take place in the Marriott Marquis San Francisco Yerba Buena Ballroom on October 22, 2012, from 7–11:30 p.m. The cost of the tickets is $250, and $100 of each ticket is a tax-deductible charitable donation to the ADA Foundation for future support of the Give Kids A Smile program. The ticket includes a hosted cocktail reception, three-course dinner, entertainment, and dancing. There is a cash bar after dinner. Please contact the ADA Foundation at 312-440-2457 or 800-621-8099 extension 2547 to purchase tickets.

Undergraduate Summit: Register Now

The 2012 Summit on Undergraduate Education for Public Health will be held on October 27 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Westin St. Francis on Union Square in San Francisco, California. This event is co-sponsored by ASPH and the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). 

The summit is a program for educators and professionals involved or interested in undergraduate education in public health. Specifically, the summit serves as a platform for participants to learn and contribute to discussions around models of undergraduate education, civic engagement programs for students, curriculum articulation, evaluation and assessment, recruiting faculty, and more.

Registration for the summit is now open. To register, click here. Summit details and the link to register are also provided on the summit homepage here. Regular registration is August 17 through September 20, and costs $275. Late registration is September 21 through October 10, and costs $325.


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