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ADEAGies Foundation Announces Winners of the 2013 William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation, and Achievement

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The ADEAGies Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation, and Achievement (Gies Awards). The Gies Awards, named after dental education pioneer William J. Gies, Ph.D., honor individuals and organizations exemplifying dedication to the highest standards of vision, innovation, and achievement in dental education, research, and leadership. Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., is the premier sponsor. 

The Gies Awards will be presented March 18, at a highly anticipated celebration to be held in conjunction with the 2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, taking place March 16-19, in Seattle. The 2013 honorees were selected by a distinguished panel of judges consisting of the ADEAGies Foundation Board of Trustees.  

The ADEAGies Foundation congratulates the following award recipients:

Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement - Public or Private Partner
Dr. Jennifer L. Cleveland, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement - Dental Educator
Dr. D. Walter Cohen, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Gies Award for Outstanding Vision - Dental Educator
Dr. Russell O. Gilpatrick, Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona

Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement - Dental Educator
Dr. Ernestine S. Lacy, Baylor College of Dentistry

Gies Award for Outstanding Vision - Public or Private Partner 
Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics

Gies Award for Outstanding Innovation - Dental Educator
Dr. Wilhelm A. Piskorowski, University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Gies Award for Outstanding Innovation - Academic Dental Institution
The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine  

Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement - Academic Dental Institution
University of North Carolina Craniofacial Center

“The William J. Gies Awards are truly a high honor in the field of dental education,” says Richard W. Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H., President of the ADEAGies Foundation and Executive Director of ADEA. “By shining a light on the extraordinary work of dental educators, academic institutions, and our partners—the best and the brightest in academic dentistry—the ADEAGies Foundation recognizes those who blaze a path for a new generation of leaders in dental education.”  

The Gies Awards are presented by the ADEAGies Foundation, the philanthropic arm of ADEA. For more than 50 years, the ADEAGies Foundation has enhanced the oral health of the public through programs that support dental education, research, leadership, and recognition.

Tickets for the celebration can be purchased online at  www.adea.org , when registering for the 2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition. Sponsored tables are available. For more information, please contact Trish Smith at 703-506-3272.   

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