ADEA/AADR/Colgate-Palmolive Co./Dr. Dominick P. DePaola Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute

Purpose

A generous commitment from the Colgate-Palmolive Company to the American Dental Education Association has established the ADEA/AADR/Colgate-Palmolive Co./Dr. Dominick P. DePaola Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute and provides the opportunity for an Academic Dental Institution faculty member who has shown potential for leadership to participate in the ADEA Leadership Institute. The fellowship is in memory of Dominick DePaola, D.D.S., Ph.D. who for nearly four decades was a leader in dental education, research, patient care and academic administration.

Dr. DePaola received his dental degree from the New York University College of Dental Medicine, followed by a Ph.D. in nutritional biochemistry and metabolism from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During his career in academic dentistry, he served as dean of three dental schools: the dental school of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the dental school at the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and the Baylor College of Dentistry, as well as president and chief executive officer of the Forsyth Institute, an independent research organization. He was president of both the American Dental Education Association and of the American Association of Dental Research. In 2005, he received ADEA’s Distinguished Service Award, and in 2009 he received the Gies Award of the ADEA Gies Foundation for Outstanding Achievement in Global Oral Health and Education. During his career Dr. DePaola published over 80 scientific articles and textbook chapters, edited two books and gave over 1,000 lectures in the U.S. and internationally.

Overview

The DePaola Scholar will receive a $15,000 stipend to be used for tuition and fees for his or her participation in the ADEA Leadership Institute with the goal of preparing for a leadership position in an academic dental institution.

Eligibility Requirements

An applicant must:

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

The applicant for the scholarship must submit the ADEA Leadership Institute’s application materials in a timely manner, be selected to attend the ADEA Leadership Institute, and have his or her dean’s support to cover any of the costs of participating in the ADEA Leadership Institute above the amount of the award. View full details about the ADEA Leadership Institute’s programs on the ADEA website. The completed application must be signed by the applicant’s dental school dean.

Application Deadline

All applications must be received on or before November 1, 2013.

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/AADR/Colgate-Palmolive Co./Dr. Dominick P. DePaola 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, 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. 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.

Questions

Contact Mr. Eric Lund, ADEA Professional Development Manager, at 202-289-7201 or lunde@adea.org with any questions.

Notification Date and Award Announcement

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

Award Recipients

2014

Dr. Rajesh Lalla, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine