Bulletin of Dental Education

May 2010 Kudos

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Dr. Ogbureke Named Fulbright Scholar

Dr. Kalu U. Ogbureke, courtesy Medical College of Georgia School of DentistryDr. Kalu U. Ogbureke, an oral and maxillofacial pathologist at Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry, has been selected for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. The award is a dream fulfilled for Dr. Ogbureke, who will study the presence of human papillomavirus 16 in oral cancers in Lagos, Nigeria, starting this fall.

Dr. Ogbureke was born in Nigeria and still has family there. "It's gratifying to return in this capacity, because in addition to pursuing an important scientific mission, it's also an opportunity for me to relate to the culture once more and help out in a developing country," he said.

Dr. Ogbureke earned his dental degree from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, his M.Sc. from the University of Glasgow in Scotland, his D.M.S. from Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. He is a fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine, the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and the International Academy of Oral Oncology, and an associate fellow of the West African College of Surgeons. Dr. Ogbureke was awarded the first Neal W. Chilton Fellowship in Clinical Research by the American Association for Dental Research in 2007.

American Association of Orthodontists Foundation Recognizes Two Dugoni Faculty

Dr. HeeSoo Oh and Dr. Sheldon Baumrind of the University of Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry's Department of Orthodontics were honored recently by the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (AAOF). Dr. Oh received the AAOF Faculty Development Award and $15,000 in funding. Dr. Baumrind received a $25,000 grant from the AAOF for research purposes.

Three Honored at University of Pittsburgh Dean's Scholarship Ball

Thomas W. Braun, D.M.D., Ph.D., dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, and Deborah Studen-Pavlovich, D.M.D., professor and chair of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine's Department of Pediatric Dentistry. (Photo by Tom Bell) Three University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine alumni were honored at the 10th Annual Dean's Scholarship Ball in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Deborah Studen-Pavlovich received a Distinguished Alumni Award, and Dr. Cecile A. Feldman and Dr. Harry K. Zohn received Awards of Appreciation.

Dr. Studen-Pavlovich received the Distinguished Alumni Award for Advanced Education Programs for her significant achievements in teaching, scholarship, and service throughout her professional career. She is currently Chair of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine's Department of Pediatric Dentistry.

Harry K. Zohn, D.M.D., clinical associate professor of periodontics, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Dental School, and Cecile A. Feldman, D.M.D., M.B.A., dean of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Dental School . (Photo by Tom Bell, courtesy University of Pittsburgh)Dean Cecile A. Feldman of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Dental School and Dr. Harry Zohn, Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontics at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Dental School, received Awards of Appreciation for their establishment of the school's White Coat Ceremony Endowment Fund. Every summer, the school hosts a White Coat Ceremony where dental medicine and dental hygiene students are presented with personalized white coats to wear during their time at the school.

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