ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship

Purpose

This public policy fellowship provides a unique learning experience in Washington, DC. The fellowship is designed to familiarize dental school faculty or administrators with the federal legislative process as it relates to dental education, dental research, and the oral health of the nation.

Overview

Dental school faculty members or administrators who want to interface with members of Congress on issues of importance to oral health are encouraged to apply for the ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship. The fellow selected spends three months in Washington, DC, working on issues and policies that could make a difference in the life of every American. This public policy fellowship coincides with congressional consideration of the federal budget and other legislative and regulatory activities important to dental education and research. Past issues on which fellows have worked include Medicare, graduate medical education, federal support for health professions training programs, Ryan White HIV/AIDS dental reimbursement, higher education taxation, and student loan funding. The fellow functions as an ADEA Policy Center staff member who works within the ADEA AGR portfolio on ADEA’s specific legislative priorities. 


The fellow’s responsibilities may include drafting policy, legislative language, position papers and testimony; educating members of Congress and other decision-makers on matters of importance to dental education; and participating in gatherings of various national coalitions. The fellow receives a taxable stipend of $15,000 to cover travel and expenses for approximately three months (cumulative) in Washington, DC (ADEA is flexible in the arrangement of time away from the fellow’s institution). The fellow’s institution continues to provide salary support for the duration of the experience. Since its inception in 1985, the ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship has been generously underwritten by Sunstar Americas, Inc. Interested candidates can apply on a year-round basis.

Eligibility Requirements

An applicant must:

  • be a full-time faculty member or administrator at an ADEA Member Institution
  • be an ADEA Individual Member

Application Process Checklist

Submit the following:

  • the completed ADEA Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships Application form  
  • a personal statement describing what the applicant anticipates from the fellowship, how the fellowship will benefit the applicant's institution, and the applicant's relevant experience
  • a letter of recommendation from the applicant's dean or chief institutional officer endorsing the candidate and specifying the institution's commitment to pay the candidate's salary and fringe benefits for the duration of the ADEA residency experience
  • a current curriculum vitae
  • two confidential letters of recommendation mailed directly to ADEA

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Return applications to

Ms. Yvonne Knight
Senior Vice President, Advocacy & Governmental Relations
ADEA
655 K Street NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20001

Please contact Yvonne Knight at 202-289-7201, ext. 165, or knighty@adea.org with any questions.

Interview, Notification, and Award Announcement

Finalists will be notified to schedule an interview with the selection committee. The recipient of the fellowship will be recognized at a plenary session during the 2016 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Denver, CO.


Past Recipients

2015
Dr. Gregory Olson, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry

2014
Dr. Alison Glascoe, Howard University College of Dentistry

2013
Dr. Mark S. Schweizer, Nova Southeastern University

2012
Dr. Harinder Sandhu, University of Western Ontario

2011
Brooke S. Bodart, Indiana University South Bend College of Health Sciences

2010
Ms. Sheryl "Kim" Chambers, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

2009
Dr. Gregory A. Stoute, Boston University

2008
Dr. Janet E. Leigh, Louisiana State University

2007
Dr. Joan E. Kowolik, Indiana University

2006
Dr. Steven D. London, Medical University of South Carolina

2005
Dr. Carol F. Anderson, University of Maryland

2004
Prof. Mary George, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2003
Dr. Sheila Koh, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

2002
Dr. Randy Kluender, University of Colorado School of Dentistry

2001
Dr. Paula K. Friedman, Boston University

2000
Dr. Charles J. Alexander, University of California, San Francisco

1999
Dr. Albert J. Whitehead, Nova Southeastern University

1998
Dr. Victor M. Badner, Montefiore Medical Center
Dr. Gary E. Jeffers, University of Detroit Mercy
Dr. R. Ivan Lugo, Temple University
Dr. Anne Wells, University of Louisville

1997
Dr. Harvey C. Eplee, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry

1996
Dr. Nicholas G. Mosca, University of Mississippi Medical Center 

1995
Dr. William Dodge, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

1994
Dr. Sharon Hill, Baylor College of Dentistry

1993
Dr. Gary Jeffers, University of Detroit Mercy

1992
Dr. William Buchanan, University of Louisville

1991
Dr. Joseph Grasso, University of Connecticut

1990
Dr. Cheryl Cameron, University of Washington

1989
Dr. Thomas Taft, Marquette University

1988
Dr. Fred More, University of Michigan

1987
Dr. Robert Barsley, Louisiana State University

1986
Dr. Stephen Young, University of Oklahoma

1985
Dr. David Nash, University of Kentucky