ADEA CCI Liaison Ledger

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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

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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. 

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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?
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