ADEA Leadership Institute Alumni Association Award to Honor Jack Bresch


This American Dental Education Association (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.


The ADEA LIAA Award to Honor Jack Bresch will be presented to a current ADEA member who reflects the attitudes, values and behaviors in advocacy of dental care and dental education as exemplified by Jack Bresch.

Eligibility Requirements

An applicant must:

  • Be a current ADEA member.
  • Demonstrate advocacy for oral health care and dental education.

A call for nominations will be sent to all ADEA members during the fall of 2020. Self- and peer nominations are accepted and should include the following:

  • An abbreviated curriculum vitae, including educational background, academic appointments, honors and awards, a list of key publications and a list of career highlights.
  • A personal statement demonstrating the nominee’s advocacy for oral health care and dental education. 

The nomination committee, chaired by the ADEA LIAA Chair-elect, will review all nominations. A ballot will be sent to the ADEA LIAA Board for final selection of the award recipient.

Email all application materials to Eric Lund at

Application Deadline

All nominations must be received on or before Dec. 15, 2020.


Contact Eric Lund, ADEA Professional Development Manager, at 202-289-7201 or


Notification Date and Award Presentation

The ADEA LIAA Award to Honor Jack Bresch recipient will be notified on or before Feb. 1, 2021, prior to its official announcement during the all-virtual 2021 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, March 13–16, 2021. There is no monetary distribution associated with this award.

Past Recipients

Dr. Homa Amini, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry

Dr. Nicholas DePinto, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Mary Truhlar, Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Jeffery Stewart, Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry

Dr. Janet Leigh, Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Dentistry