2024 Award Honorees


ADEAGies Foundation® Announces Recipients of the Gies Award for Eminence in Innovation, Gies Award for Eminence in Vision and Leadership and the Gies Award for Eminence in Achievement.


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2024 Honorees

The honorees were selected by a distinguished panel of judges consisting of the ADEAGies Foundation Board of Trustees. 

The 2024 Gies Award recipients are:


 INNOVATION  
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GIES AWARD FOR EMINENCE IN INNOVATION

Alison F. Doubleday

Alison F. Doubleday, Ph.D.

Dr. Doubleday created the Dental Education Exchange (a multi-institutional faculty learning community) and served as Chair of the ADEA Micro-credentialing Program Oversite Workgroup.

These activities demonstrate Dr. Doubleday's innovative approach to the design of faculty development experiences for the broader dental education community, bringing new value to the profession and enhancing dental educators' collective ability to impact future cohorts of oral health professionals.


 VISION AND LEADERSHIP  
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GIES AWARD FOR EMINENCE IN VISION AND LEADERSHIP

Nader A. Nadershahi

Nader A. Nadershahi, D.D.S., M.B.A., Ed.D.

As a promising young dental student at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry (Dugoni School), Nader Nadershahi achieved academic excellence and was a leader in his class. His vision, leadership and contributions to the Dugoni School were demostrated as he moved through academic leadership positions, culminating with his appointment as Dean and Vice Provost in 2016.

Dr. Nadershahi, through his capacity for effective organizational leadership, professionalism, demonstrated integrity, and promotion of humanism and ethical behavior, has contributed and lifted the profession. He led the Dugoni School's curriculum reform, the largest fundraising campaign in the school's 127-year history ($69.2 million), and the successful navigation through the COVID-19 pandemic.


 ACHIEVEMENT  
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GIES AWARD FOR EMINENCE IN ACHIEVEMENT

Santa Fe Group

Santa Fe Group

The Santa Fe Group was founded by five dental educators, scientists and leaders, growing to include additional thought leaders to advance oral health care in the United States, and has been a leading voice and catalyst for change in oral health for more than 25 years.

Evidence of the Santa Fe Group's exemplary achievement includes the launch of a program to increase access to oral health care and the 2004 Salon on dental education reform, which led to development of the ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education that resulted in new competencies and changes to accreditation standards.


JUNIOR FACULTY ACHIEVEMENT


ADEAGIES FOUNDATION JUNIOR FACULTY ACHIEVEMENT IN ORAL HEALTH EDUCATION

Diana Nguyen

Diana Nguyen, D.D.S.
University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry


ADEAGIES FOUNDATION JUNIOR FACULTY ACHIEVEMENT IN ALLIED ORAL HEALTH EDUCATION

Jessica Suedbeck

Jessica Suedbeck, M.S.D.H.
Old Dominion University School of Dental Hygiene