ADEA/ADEAGies Foundation Drs. Connie L. and Richard R. Drisko Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute

Purpose

Through a very generous commitment made by Dr. Connie L. Drisko to the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and its ADEAGies Foundation, ADEA is establishing the ADEA/ADEAGies Foundation Drs. Connie L. and Richard R. Drisko Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute. Connie L. Drisko, D.D.S., is a well-known and highly respected dental educator, researcher, and administrator. She has held many leadership positions in her distinguished career, including serving as Chairman and Professor of the Department of Periodontology, Endodontics, and Dental Hygiene and Associate Dean of the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. From 2003 to 2013 she has been Dean and Merritt Professor of the Georgia Regents School of Dentistry. A Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, she has served both as a Director and Chairperson of this dental specialty Board. In 2011, Dr. Drisko became a Trustee of the ADEAGies Foundation and a member of the American Dental Association’s Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations. In her last few years as Dean of the Georgia Regents School of Dentistry, she led the effort to garner support and raise funds from both the public and private sector to plan, construct and open a new state of the art building for the dental school.

The Drisko Scholarship provides the opportunity annually for a mid-career dental school faculty member who has shown evidence of leadership potential to participate in the ADEA Leadership Institute.

Overview

The ADEA/ADEAGies Foundation Drs. Connie L. and Richard R. Drisko Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute will receive an award of $10,000 that allows him or her to participate in the ADEA Leadership Institute with the goal of preparing himself or herself to make a difference in dental education as a member of an academic dental institution’s faculty and/or administration.

The recipient of this scholarship will receive a $10,000 stipend to be used for tuition and fees for his or her participation in the ADEA Leadership Institute.

Eligibility Requirements

An applicant must:

  • be an ADEA Individual Member
  • be a full time faculty member of an ADEA Member Institution
  • demonstrate recognizable leadership potential
  • demonstrate recognizable leadership potential

Application Deadline

All applications must be received on or before November 1, 2013. Contact Mr. Eric Lund, ADEA Professional Development Manager, at 202-289-7201 or lunde@adea.org with any questions.

Application Process Checklist

Using the ADEA online application process, applicants must submit an application for the ADEA Leadership Institute and indicate an interest in being selected as the ADEA/ADEAGies Foundation Drs. Connie L. and Richard R. Drisko Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute. The ADEA Leadership Institute application requires the following:

  • two letters of recommendation from professional colleagues
  • a signed letter of recommendation from the dean of the applicant’s dental school or the program director of his or her allied dental education program, stating how the applicant’s participation will benefit the applicant and institution
  • a current curriculum vitae

The application must be signed by the dean of the applicant’s dental school or the program director of his or her allied dental education program. The signatory agrees to pay the fellow’s full salary and benefits during the scholarship year and to support the fellow’s travel and personal expenses associated with participation in the ADEA Leadership Institute, including airfare, ground transportation, lodging, and meals.

Notification Date and Award Announcement

Scholarship recipients and applicants not receiving awards were notified on or before February 1, 2014. The award was announced during the 2014 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas, March 15-18, 2014.

Award Recipients

2014

Dr. Sarandeep Huja, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry