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UMSOD Faculty Member Awarded Governor’s Citation

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Jacquelyn Fried PhotoJacquelyn L. Fried, RDH, M.S., Associate Professor, Director of Interprofessional Initiatives and a Dean’s Faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD), was awarded a Governor’s Citation from Maryland Gov. Larry J. Hogan in June. The citation was presented in honor of Ms. Fried’s more than 40 years of educating, advocating and promoting the profession of dental hygiene and access to oral health care, and in appreciation of her significant contributions to UMSOD throughout her distinguished career.

In 2015, she made the Maryland Daily Record’s “Top 100 Women” list. Ms. Fried is renowned for her pioneering research and publications addressing the dental hygienist’s role in tobacco cessation and prevention. Her speaking engagements, research and publications focus on the dental hygienist’s role in practice, teaching and research; preventing and stemming the use of addictive nicotine products; and preventing HPV and head and neck cancers. 

A prolific speaker who addresses health professional groups nationally and internationally, she also was awarded the American Dental Hygienist Associations’ Warner Lambert Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene in 1997 and its Irene Newman Award in 2016 for advancing the art and science of the profession. Ms. Fried is a graduate of The Ohio State University and earned an M.S. in Dental Hygiene from Old Dominion University Gene W. Hirschfeld School Of Dental Hygiene, who named here Alumni of the Year in 2011. 

Published on July 11, 2018

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