ADEA TAPESTRY TABLE WITH COOKIE JOHNSON
Monday, March 21 | 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
Health Advocate, Philanthropist, Businesswoman and Author
ADEA Tapestry Table: Undaunted Trailblazer
The 2022 ADEA Tapestry Table℠ (Tapestry Table), an educational series focusing on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in dental and health professions education, builds upon the release of the book, Undaunted Trailblazers: Minority Women Leaders for Oral Health.
This year, Tapestry Table celebrates the legacy of these outstanding women of color and undaunted women trailblazers who have inspired us. We welcome Cookie Johnson, who is a devoted philanthropist, spokesperson for women’s health, an HIV/AIDS advocate, and the wife of 30 years to the legendary basketball player Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Cookie Johnson has a magic all her own.
No matter her role as an author, philanthropists and entrepreneur, Cookie embodies the spirit of undaunted women of color blazing new trails and building powerful legacies of transformative change. She is a proud advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community, using her voice and platform, through speaking engagements and supporting organizations that relate to that community.
Equally of importance is the open transparency of Magic, Ryan White and others in sharing their HIV statuses. Their courage helped bring the HIV/AIDS conversation out of the shadows, moving it beyond the unjust stereotype as a “gay man’s disease” and into the mainstream, which helped advance research funding for HIV vaccines and therapies. Believing in Magic, Mrs. Johnson’s powerful and inspiring memoir, which she wrote as she felt compelled by God’s blessing to inspire and empower others who find themselves in similar situations, will engage the audience and they will learn from her personal experience.
As part of this year’s Tapestry Table plenary, we ask that everyone attending wear something with purple, symbolizing royalty, or lilac, the color of dentistry, in honor of the undaunted women of color in oral health and the unshakable, undaunted women trailblazers who have helped shape who you are personally or professionally.
Sonya Gyjuan Smith, Ed.D., J.D., ADEA Chief Diversity Officer
- Identify key personal and professional leadership challenges facing women in dental education and in our communities and the interplay of intersectionality.
- Describe some of the strategies for addressing the challenges, stereotypes and biases experienced by women, particularly women of color, in dental education and other leadership positions.
- Summarize the impact of early HIV/AIDS early research on the development of the contemporary COVID-19 vaccines.
ADEA CHAIR OF THE BOARD SYMPOSIUM
Monday, March 21 | 10:30 a.m. - noon (Eastern Time)
Lifting as We Rise: Shaping Future Educators
Hubert K. Chan, D.D.S., Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine
Lorel E. Burns, D.D.S., M.S., NYU College of Dentistry
Abrielle Lamphere, RDH, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, MSDH Candidate 2022
Jessica Lettelleir, Dental Student, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Neha Sethi, D.D.S., University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Christine Wankiiri-Hale, D.M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
For today’s future dental educator, the journey from student to faculty member include experiences to which current dental educators cannot relate. Products of social media and the 21st century digital age, future educators prefer digital methods for delivering or receiving information that are just short of alien to many current educators.
In an instant, the COVID-19 pandemic changed everything. Disruption forced the adoption of innovation. As the delivery of dental education thrusted decades-old modalities from a generational preference into the mainstream of dental education, institutions learned that many aspects of dental education can be delivered successfully via nontraditional and innovative methods. It is clear we must keep pace with these changes and support the ways rising dental educators receive and deliver educational content.
With a view to the future of dental education, this session’s speakers will share their stories, painting a picture of the paradigm shifts that must be addressed in developing student interest in becoming dental educators. Speakers include student participants actively pursuing careers in dental education and faculty who are trailblazers in the arena.
- Describe how traditional educational methodologies can effectively delivered in ways preferred by today’s future educators.
- List examples of innovative trends in dental education that your institution could implement that would better appeal to today’s future educators.
- Recommend ways to implement similar activities and programs at their home institution.
ADEA CHAIR OF THE BOARD SYMPOSIUM
Monday, March 21 | 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. ET
Colloquium on Student and Provider Well-being
Keith A. Mays, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Joyce C. Hudson, RDH, M.S., Ivy Tech Community College
Avigael Lerman, D.D.S., University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry
Carlos S. Smith, D.D.S., M.Div., FACD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry and VCU Dental Care
Bryan Williams, M.D., Ph.D., M Health Fairview
The high level of stress and anxiety that can exist within dental education is well known. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, an increased emphasis was placed on student well-being and the importance of managing the educational environment to promote it. The pandemic has further highlighted the imperative need for support of student and provider well-being.
The intent of this session is to engage in conversation about student well-being in dental education. Join us as we explore the mosaic of perspectives from diverse panelists, including dental student depression and managing provider wellness in large health-systems, with special attention to resilience and the critical role of integrating wellness policies at the institutional level. The audience will obtain translational knowledge that will provide the ability to envision and implement preventive self-care and well-being programs within their dental education programs to better support the well-being of students, staff and faculty.
- List the challenges to student and provider well-being.
- Recognize and list key contributors and barriers to resilience.
- Describe the importance of organizational policies in creating a culture of well-being for students and providers.