ADEA CCI Liaison Ledger

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. 

Educator Spotlight: Dianne Rekow, Dean, King’s College London Dental Institute

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What happens when you put a new world educator at the helm of a venerable old world dental school? In the case of Dr. Dianne Rekow, Dean of the King’s College London Dental Institute in London, the answer is, she shakes things up! 

Educator Spotlight: Dr. Lawrence Garetto

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How does a research scientist with a degree in physiology who spent more than a decade conducting NASA- and National Institutes of Health-funded bone research become a leader in ethics education?

Educator Spotlight: Dr. John Featherstone

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A relatively few individuals choose the excitement of a motorcycle over the comfort of a four-wheel vehicle. Even fewer educators volunteer to step outside the comfort of the lecture hall to lead MOOCs. John D.B. Featherstone M.Sc., Ph.D., Dean of the University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry (UCSF SOD), has done both, and his recent journey into the world of global online education has altered his perspective on teaching in the traditional classroom.