Bulletin of Dental Education

July 2010 Kudos

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Several ADEA Members Selected as ELAM Fellows

The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women at Drexel University College of Medicine has selected three ADEA members as part of the 2010-11 class. ELAM is the only national program dedicated to preparing senior women faculty for leadership at academic health centers. The new fellows join a diverse community of leaders and represent over 50 medical, dental, and public health schools from across the United States and Canada.

"Our 16th class of fellows is exceptional for their leadership experience and academic accomplishments. We look forward to being part of their learning and growth as leaders over the coming years," said Diane Magrane, M.D., Director of Drexel University College of Medicine's International Center for Executive Leadership in Academics, which hosts the ELAM program. "The ELAM fellowship experience is like no other professional development program for academic faculty. It embeds the learning about strategic organizational change and finance into each fellow's daily organizational work. It provides unique opportunities for self-reflection, application of new skills, and entry into a network of women leaders eager to support each other's advancement."

The ELAM curriculum adapts lessons in executive management and institutional leadership, such as strategic finance, organizational dynamics, and personal and professional effectiveness, to the academic health center environment. The work begins in May with online assignments and community-building activities that continue through the end of the program in April 2011. Fellows begin the first of three week-long in-residence sessions when they meet at the ACE Conference Center in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, on September 25.

The ADEA members selected are:

Nancy S. Arbree, D.D.S., F.A.C.P.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Director, Basic Sciences
Professor of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Nisha J. D'Silva, B.D.S., M.S.D., Ph.D.
Associate Chair, Division of Oral Medicine, Pathology and Radiology
Director, Division of Oral Medicine, Pathology, Radiology
Donald A. Kerr Endowed Collegiate Professor of Oral Pathology
Associate Professor of Pathology, Medical School
University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Anna Dongari-Bagtzoglou, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Chair, Division of Periodontology
Associate Professor of Dentistry
University of Connecticut School of Dentistry

Fonda G. Robinson, D.M.D.
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Associate Professor of Prosthodontics
University of Kentucky College of Dentistry

Dr. Paula Friedman Elected Vice President of Massachusetts Dental Society

Dr. Paula K. Friedman, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives at Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, was recently elected to the role of Vice President of the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS). She will serve as Vice President and then advance to President-Elect, followed by President. Each is a one-year appointment.

Dr. Friedman was nominated as Vice President by the Metropolitan District Dental Society, one of 13 districts within MDS. Her nomination and subsequent election is especially noteworthy because MDS is mainly comprised of practicing dental professionals and Dr. Friedman is a full-time academician. She feels that her election is partly an acknowledgement of the importance of dental education as part of the profession and desire on the part of MDS to attract both dental students and new graduates to the society.

"The Massachusetts Dental Society is a big tent organization that is representative of the entire profession," said Dr. Friedman. "We welcome both new and experienced practitioners, men and women of all ethnicities, and generalists as well as specialists. In this role I hope to involve, include, and engage as many dentists as possible for the purpose of improving oral health for the residents of Massachusetts."

"Congratulations to Dr. Paula Friedman," said Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter. "She is truly deserving of this new role, and I am confident that the Massachusetts Dental Society will be in good hands under her stellar leadership."

Dr. Friedman was President of ADEA from 2003 to 2004.

Dr. Crain Earns Interdisciplinary Ph.D.

Dr. Geralyn D. Crain recently earned an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree through the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry and Bloch School of Business and Public Affairs. Her dissertation, "Qualitative Analysis of Organizational Change in One U.S. Dental School," provides a framework and a model for studying and managing change in dental education. Dr. Crain is an ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education (ADEA CCI) Liaison.

Dr. St. Germain Selected as Vice President of Nebraska Dental Association

Dr. Henry A. St. Germain, Jr., Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Adult Restorative Dentistry at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry, has been selected as Vice President of the Nebraska Dental Association. He will progress to President-elect and become President of the Nebraska Dental Association in 2013. He served from 2007 to 2008 as the President of the Lincoln (Nebraska) District Dental Association.

Dr. St. Germain is a past ADEA Section Councilor of Operative Dentistry and currently serves on the ADEA Council of Faculties representing the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry.

Omicron Kappa Upsilon Recognizes Students, Faculty at University of Iowa

Ten students and three faculty members from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry were recognized by Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), a national dental honor society.

Ms. Carole Gleich, a third-year student, received the William S. Kramer Award of Excellence, which recognizes an outstanding junior dental student who has demonstrated scholarship, character, and potential promise for the advancement of dentistry and service to humanity.

The OKU Honorary Dental Award is given to faculty and fourth-year dental students. The student recipients are Mr. Ryan Borgwardt, Ms. Lacey Greenwald, Mr. Jaxon Hoopes, Ms. Christi Larson, Mr. Michael Schiff, Ms. Merideth Smith, Mr. Mark Sorensen, Mr. Karl E. Swenson, and Mr. David Thuet.

The faculty awardees are Dr. Richard M. Burke, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, and Dr. Justine L. Kolker, Assistant Professor of Operative Dentistry. The honorary inductee is Dr. Deborah V. Dawson, Professor of Preventive and Community Dentistry and Director of Biostatistics.

FFMRE Scholarship Awarded to Ms. Desy Wilson

Ms. Desy Wilson, a graduating dental student at the University of Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, was recently awarded a $5,000 scholarship by the French-American Foundation for Medical Research and Education (FFMRE) and Dr. David Blende of San Francisco.

Each year, the FFMRE awards scholarships to deserving medical school students in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Blende, a member of the organization's Board of Trustees since 1990 and a Past President of the organization, wished to add a dental student scholarship to the FFMRE program. Through his practice, the Blende Dental Group, Dr. Blende and his team provide compassionate dental care to special needs patients, often in their own homes. His goal for the 2010 FFMRE dental scholarship was to boost the career of a promising student committed to entering this challenging area of dentistry.

Ms. Wilson fulfills those criteria perfectly, according to Ms. Christine Miller, Co-Director of the Pacific Center for Special Care, an organization within the Dugoni School of Dentistry committed to improving the oral health of older adults and people with special needs.

"Desy has been self-motivated, concerned about access to care, and talented with patients since the first day she arrived at our dental school," said Ms. Miller. "She has an outgoing personality, and she's able to create consensus. I'm confident that in the years to come, she will take her many talents, develop expertise, and continue to serve a broad range of community members, including those who are underserved and cannot access proper dental care."

Ms. Wilson hopes to specialize in working with patients who have special challenges due to serious orthodontic problems.

New Tufts Building Receives Award

The newly expanded building for the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine has received a Building of America award. The $68 million project, which added five floors to the original 10-story building, was judged as being among the country's most innovative and challenging projects, due to the complexity of expanding a skyscraper in a congested urban area. The Tufts addition was designed by ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge and build by Shawmut Design and Construction.

The building received LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council earlier this year.

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