CCI Liaison Ledger

Educator Spotlight: Dr. Stefanie Russell

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“It’s pretty common in a lot of cultures to say that every time a woman has a baby she loses a tooth,” says Dr. Stefanie Russell. This traditional belief piqued her interest and became one of the things the Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion at New York University College of Dentistry investigated in the course of working on her dissertation.

Educator Spotlight: Bradley Henson

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Bradley Henson, D.D.S., Ph.D., has been on the faculty at Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine (WU CDM) since the school was first formed in 2008. 

Educator Spotlight: Sharon Gordon

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Sharon Gordon, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.P.H., became the inaugural research dean at East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine (ECU SDM) two years after the school opened in the summer of 2011. The Associate Dean for Research and Chair of Foundational Sciences spoke with the CCI Liaison Ledger about the steps she has taken to help ECU SDM establish its research enterprise and the factors other schools might want to consider as they initiate or build up their own research programs

Educator Spotlight: Prof. Diane Brunson, Director of Public Health and Community Outreach, The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine

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“If a dentist could call a physician and say, ‘I currently have our patient in the chair, and this is what’s going on,” Diane Brunson, RDH, M.P.H., says, “that would take us so much further down the road in terms of [improved] health outcomes.” Prof. Diane Brunson is in an excellent position to evaluate the potential of interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative care.