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Transitions, Appointments and Awards: Mid-January 2014 Update

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Dr. Hanley Named Dean of University of New England College of Dental Medicine

The University of New England (UNE) has appointed James B. Hanley, D.M.D., as the new Dean of the College of Dental Medicine, effective April 1, 2014.

Dr. Hanley has an extensive background in private practice, dental education and administration that positions him to lead UNE’s College of Dental Medicine, which enrolled its inaugural class in August 2013. This includes a distinguished career at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM), most recently as Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Associate Professor of Periodontology.

At TUSDM, Dr. Hanley demonstrated a successful record of collaborative engagement with students, faculty, staff and administrators, working as a member of the senior leadership team on initiatives related to strategic planning, curriculum revision, patient care, research, accreditation, budget, advancement, recruitment and interprofessionalism.

“Dr. Jim Hanley’s outstanding background in dental education and practice, his leadership experience, his close connection to the New England area, his commitment to the mission of UNE and the College of Dental Medicine and his strong dedication to the student experience uniquely position him to lead our College forward,” says James J. Koelbl, D.D.S., M.S., M.J., Founding Dean of the College of Dental Medicine and Provost and Senior Vice President of UNE. “I am extremely pleased to be able to turn the deanship over to someone of Dr. Hanley’s caliber.”

Dr. Hanley has received numerous honors and awards, including the 2012 Provost’s Award for Teaching and Service at Tufts University. He was named a Fellow of the ADEA Leadership Institute in 2011, a Fellow of American Academy of Dental Science in 2009, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists in 2006 and a Fellow of the International College of Dentists in 2006.

Dr. Hanley received his D.M.D. and his Advanced Education Certificate in Periodontology from TUSDM. He was awarded Diplomate status by the American Board of Periodontology in 2005.


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

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, D.C., 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. The fellow functions as an ADEA Policy Center staff member who works within the Advocacy and Governmental Relations (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, D.C. (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 should apply as soon as possible


ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship

The ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship is a six-week, stipend-supported internship in the Advocacy and Governmental Relations (ADEA AGR) portfolio of the ADEA Policy Center in Washington, DC. This student legislative internship provides a unique learning experience for predoctoral, allied, and advanced dental students, residents and fellows. It is designed to encourage students to learn about and eventually to become involved—as dental professionals—in the federal legislative process and the formulation of public policy as it relates to academic dentistry. 

The fellowship is open to any predoctoral, allied, or advanced dental student, resident or fellow who is interested in learning about and contributing to the formulation of federal public policy with regard to dental education, dental research, and the oral health of the nation. Funded through the generous support of Sunstar Americas, Inc., the student intern will be a member of the ADEA AGR staff and will participate in congressional meetings on Capitol Hill, coalition meetings, and policy discussions among the ADEA Legislative Advisory Committee (ADEA LAC) and ADEA AGR staff. 

An applicant must be a full-time predoctoral, allied, or advanced dental student, resident or fellow whose institution is willing to work with the student to identify an appropriate time, consisting of six weeks during the school year, to pursue the internship. For additional information, please email Yvonne Knight, J.D., ADEA Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Governmental Relations, at KnightY@ADEA.org. Applications are accepted on a year-round basis.

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