The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) presented the
ADEA/William J. Gies Foundation Dental Research Scholarship to the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, of
which Jane A. Weintraub, D.D.S., M.P.H. is the Dean. Awarded every two
years, the scholarship provides funds to an academic dental institution
to help identify students who may have a unique interest or predental
experience that could lead to a career in dental research. The
scholarship was presented on March 16 at the 2014 ADEA Annual Session &
Exhibition, held in San Antonio, TX.
"The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry is
very supportive of research at all levels, and they are especially
cognizant of the value of mentored student research," says Stephen K.
Young, D.D.S., M.S., Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors. "ADEA and the
Gies Foundation congratulate the school and Dean Weintraub's efforts to
expand what is already a diverse and robust research enterprise by
engaging her outstanding faculty to mentor more students in their
Deans from U.S. and Canadian dental schools are eligible to apply for
this scholarship program on behalf of their institutions. Institutions
receive $35,000 over a four-year period for enrolling students to
participate in research supervised by faculty members.
About the American Dental Education Association
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is the voice of dental
education. Its members include all U.S. and Canadian dental schools and
many allied and advanced dental education programs, corporations,
faculty, and students. The mission of ADEA is to lead individuals and
institutions of the dental education community to address contemporary
issues influencing education, research and the delivery of oral health
care for the health of the public. ADEA's activities encompass a wide
range of research, advocacy, faculty development, meetings, and
communications, such as the esteemed Journal of Dental Education,
as well as the dental school admissions services AADSAS, PASS, DHCAS and
CAAPID. For more information about ADEA, visit www.adea.org.
About the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition
The ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition is the premier professional
development and networking event in academic dentistry, featuring four
days of dynamic plenary sessions and workshops, and an exhibit hall show
casing academic dentistry's leading partners and suppliers. For more
information, visit www.adea.org/2014.
About The William J. Gies Foundation
The William J. Gies (pronounced guys) Foundation was established
in 1950 by colleagues and admirers of Dr. Gies with seed funds raised by
the American College of Dentists. It was a private foundation and the
first U.S. foundation to support dental education and scholarship. In
2002, it joined with the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) to
form the ADEAGies Foundation, a public foundation.
Dr. William J. Gies was a Columbia University biochemistry professor
interested in dental education, science and clinical applications. In
1926, as part of a series of studies on professional education in the
United States funded by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of
Teaching, Dr. Gies published a landmark report that established the
importance of dentistry as a healing science and an essential component
of higher education in the health professions.
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