ADEA CCI Liaison Ledger

Fall 2011: Native American Recruitment and Retention

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Guest Perspective: Tamana “Bunny” Begay, Indian Health Service... Click Here To Read More

Recruitment of American Indians/Alaska Natives into the Dental Profession: What to Consider

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By Tamana D. (Bunny) Begay, D.D.S., Indian Health Service

It is no surprise to dental admissions personnel that there are few American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) in dental school. I graduated from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry with my D.D.S. degree in 2003 and have worked with many AI/AN... Click Here To Read More

Campus Spotlight: Creighton University School of Dentistry

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Last year, there were only 111 Native American students enrolled at all 58 U.S. dental schools. Eight of them were at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Why?

Some might point to a 2008 grant from the Pipeline, Profession & Practice: Community-Based Dental Education program. Others cite the school's strong preparatory... Click Here To Read More

Educator Spotlight: Prof. Maxine Janis

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The need for more Native American health professionals who, in her words, could "reach to the depth of healing for our people" has kept Maxine Janis focused on recruiting Native American students into higher education since she herself entered the academic arena. More than 20 years of working as a dental assistant with the Indian Health Service... Click Here To Read More

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