ADEA/ADEAGies Foundation Drs. Connie L. and Richard R. Drisko Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute
Through a generous commitment made by the late Dr. Connie L. Drisko to the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and the ADEAGies Foundation, ADEA established the ADEA/ADEAGies Foundation Drs. Connie L. and Richard R. Drisko Scholar in the
ADEA Leadership Institute scholarship. Connie L. Drisko, D.D.S., was a well-known and highly respected dental educator, researcher and administrator. She held many leadership positions in her distinguished career, including serving as Chairman and Professor of the Department of Periodontology, Endodontics and
Dental Hygiene and Associate Dean of the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. From 2003 to 2013 she was Dean and Merritt Professor of the Georgia Regents University College of Dental Medicine. A Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, she served both as a Director and Chairperson of this
dental specialty board. In 2011, Dr. Drisko became a Trustee of the ADEAGies Foundation and a member of the American Dental Association’s Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations. In her last few years as Dean of the Georgia Regents University College of Dental Medicine, she led the effort to garner
support for and raise funds from the public and private sectors to plan, construct and open a new state-of-the-art building for the dental school.
The Drisko scholarship provides an annual opportunity for a mid-career dental school faculty member who has shown evidence of leadership potential and has
been accepted into the ADEA Leadership Institute.
The Drisko Scholar will receive a $10,000 award to be used for tuition and fees for participation in the ADEA Leadership Institute, with the goal of preparing the recipient to make an impact on dental education as a member of an academic dental institution’s faculty or administration.
An applicant must:
- Be an ADEA Individual Member.
- Be a full-time faculty member of an ADEA Member Institution.
- Demonstrate recognizable leadership potential.
- Be accepted into the ADEA Leadership Institute.
ADEA online application process, applicants must submit an application by November 1, 2018 for the ADEA Leadership Institute and indicate an interest in being selected as the ADEA/ADEAGies Foundation Drs. Connie L. and Richard R. Drisko Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute. The ADEA Leadership Institute application requires
- Two letters of recommendation from professional colleagues.
- A signed letter of recommendation from the dean of the applicant’s dental school stating how the applicant’s participation will benefit the applicant and institution.
- A current curriculum vitae.
The dean of the applicant’s dental school agrees to pay the fellow’s full salary and benefits during the scholarship year and to support the fellow’s travel and personal expenses associated with participation in the ADEA Leadership Institute, including airfare, ground transportation, lodging and meals.
Notification Date and Award Announcement
Scholarship recipients and applicants not receiving awards will be notified on or before February 1, 2019. Awards will be announced at a ceremony during the 2019 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Chicago, IL, March 16–19, 2019.
Contact Mr. Eric Lund, ADEA Professional Development Manager, at 202-513-1188 or
Dr. Karen McPherson, Medical University of South Carolina James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine
Prof. Amy Coplen, Pacific University
Dr. Deborah Dilbone, University of Florida College of Dentistry
Dr. Joanne Prasad, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Christopher Cutler, Georgia Regents University College of Dental Medicine
Dr. Sarandeep Huja, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry