2022 ADEA Awards, Scholarships and Fellowships

Each year, ADEA recognizes achievement and distinction among its members. The following dental educators, researchers and students are being honored.


For more information about ADEA scholarships, awards and fellowships, please visit adea.org/awards.


The 2023 awards cycle will open in August 2022.

  
Download the 2022 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition Awards Program.PDF



The ADEA Distinguished Service Award recognizes significant contributions to ADEA and its members through teaching, research and service.

Dennis Mitchell, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Columbia University Medical Center

Dr. Mitchell’s biography may be found in the 2022 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition Awards Program. PDF

 

The Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors presents these citations to leaders who have demonstrated exceptional service to the Association and the dental education community.


Dr. Rosa Chaviano-Moran
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Dental Medicine


Dr. Cherae Farmer-Dixon
Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry


Dr. Michael Helgeson
Minnesota practitioner


Dr. Lee Jones
Posthumous


Dr. Naty Lopez
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry


Dr. Phillip Marucha
Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry


Dr. Danielle Rulli
University of Michigan School of Dentistry


Dr. Jeanette Sabir-Holloway
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine


Dr. Sonya Gyjuan Smith
American Dental Education Association

 

Under the leadership of Enid A. Neidle, ADEA President from 1985-6, the Association adopted its policy of promoting the advancement of women in dental education. The program offers a unique opportunity for a dental educator to concentrate on issues affecting women faculty.

Dr. Maria A. Loza-Herrero
University of Texas School of Dentistry-Houston

Learn more about the ADEA Enid A. Neidle Scholar-in-Residence Program for Women.

 

ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co./National Dental Association Dr. Jeanne C. Sinkford Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute

The Sinkford scholarship provides the opportunity for a dental educator who is closely aligned with the promotion of equity, diversity and inclusion to participate in the ADEA Leadership Institute. Jeanne C. Sinkford, D.D.S., Ph.D., was the first woman to become a dean of a U.S. dental school (Howard University College of Dentistry) and a renowned scholar and champion of the advancement of women in dental education, the dental profession and the medical sciences.

Dr. Kelton Stewart
Indiana University School of Dentistry

Learn more about the ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co./National Dental Association Dr. Jeanne C. Sinkford Scholarship in the ADEA Leadership Institute.



ADEA Leadership Institute Alumni Association Award to Honor Jack Bresch

This ADEA Leadership Institute Alumni Association (LIAA) award honors the memory of John Edward “Jack” Bresch and the role he played for ADEA and its members, both in advocacy and leadership.

Dr. Keith Da Silva
University of Saskatchewan College of Dentistry

Learn more about the ADEA LIAA Award to Honor Jack Bresch.



ADEA Leadership Institute Phase V Leadership Development Tuition Scholarship - ADEA Emerging Leaders Program

This scholarship was created to enable a junior faculty member (up to three years of experience) to participate in the ADEA Emerging Leaders Program. The awardee was nominated by an ADEA Leadership Institute alumnus or alumna.  

Prof. Windy Rothmund
Eastern Washington University

Learn more about the ADEA Leadership Institute Phase V Leadership Development Tuition Scholarship: ADEA Emerging Leaders Program

 

This award provides support to educators to enhance teaching efforts. It is supported by an educational grant from the Colgate-Palmolive Company.

Dr. Lorel Burns
NYU College of Dentistry

Learn more about the ADEA/ADEA Council of Students, Residents, and Fellows/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Junior Faculty Award.

 

This scholarship supports professional development activities for faculty of color in dental and allied dental education in the early stages of their careers.  

Dr. Alexa Lampkin
University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry


Dr. Dayane Oliveira
University of Florida College of Dentistry


Dr. Samar Shaikh
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine


Dr. Lisa Slade
Howard University College of Dentistry

Learn more about the ADEA Faculty of Color Tuition Scholarships for Professional Development: ADEA Emerging Leaders Program

 

ADEA/GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Preventive Dentistry Scholarships support predoctoral dental students who have demonstrated academic excellence in preventive dentistry. 

Dr. John Aremu
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine


Mr. Jeremy Budd
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine


Mr. Michael Hoy
University of Kentucky College of Dentistry


Dr. Ehsan Jozaghi
University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry


Ms. Jinju Kim
University of Kentucky College of Dentistry


Ms. Alisa Lee
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine


Ms. Elizabeth Mechas
University of Kentucky College of Dentistry


Ms. Sylvette Ramos-Diaz
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry


Ms. Katherine Reed
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine


Ms. Emily Schumacher
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine


Ms. Adrienne Smith
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine


Ms. Nikesha Walters
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Learn more about the ADEA/GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Preventive Dentistry Scholarships.

 

These scholarships support dental hygiene students who are pursuing education beyond an associate’s degree and who have an interest in an academic career.

Ms. Brittany Booth
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry


Ms. Allison Carron
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry

Learn more about the  ADEA/Crest Oral-B Scholarships for Dental Hygiene Students Pursuing Academic Careers.

 

These scholarships support dental students who demonstrate firm commitments to becoming dental educators.

Ms. Laura Doherty
University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine


Mr. Burinrutt Thanasuwat
University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry

Learn more about the ADEA/Crest Oral-B Scholarships for Predoctoral Dental Students Pursuing Academic Careers

 

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA)/Sigma Phi Alpha Linda DeVore Scholarship recognizes the memory and the 30-year dental education career of Linda Rubinstein DeVore. Professor DeVore was active in dental hygiene education, scholarship and public service. She served as President of the American Association of Dental Schools (now ADEA) in 1994, and President of the Supreme Chapter of Sigma Phi Alpha, the national honorary society of the dental hygiene profession, from 1997–98.

Ms. Sriteja Penumatcha
Pacific University

Learn more about the ADEA/Sigma Phi Alpha Linda DeVore Scholarship

 

This award provides support to educators to enhance teaching efforts. It is supported by an educational grant from the Colgate-Palmolive Company.

Dr. Jayne Reuben
Texas A&M College of Dentistry

Learn more about the ADEA Colgate-Palmolive Co. Excellence in Teaching Award

 

Dr. Alan Furness
Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University


Dr. Anita Sykes-Smith
Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry

Learn more about the ADEA/American College of Dentists Dr. Jerome Bright Miller Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute.

Ms. Amanda Swanson
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry

Learn more about the ADEA/MouthWatch Predoctoral Dental Student Scholarship for Innovation.