CCI Liaison Ledger

Educator Spotlight: Kanchan Ganda, M.D., Professor and Director, Division of Medicine, Department of Comprehensive Care, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

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At Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Kanchan Ganda has created an innovative and beneficial program that teaches students not only to notice the signs of domestic abuse—and how to respond when they see these signs—but also to provide much-needed, sometimes even lifesaving, treatment to victims.

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