Ethel Harris, D.D.S., Assistant Professor and Director of the Safety
Compliance Department, SOD Clinical Affairs, at the Meharry Medical
College School of Dentistry in Nashville, TN, was awarded the 2014
American Dental Education Association (ADEA)/Johnson & Johnson
Healthcare Products Enid A. Neidle Scholar-in-Residence Program for
Women. The award was announced on March 16 at the 2014 ADEA Annual
Session & Exhibition in San Antonio, TX.
Since 1994, ADEA has promoted the advancement of women in dental
education by providing the opportunity for a full-time woman faculty
member with a primary teaching appointment in a predoctoral, or an
advanced dental education program, to explore issues affecting women
faculty through a three-month scholar-in-residence program.
"The Enid A. Neidle Scholar-in-Residence Program for Women will provide
Dr. Harris with a unique opportunity as a dental educator to concentrate
on critical issues affecting the oral health of women," says Stephen K.
Young, D.D.S., M.S., Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors. "Her research
will lead to the creation of a model for improving awareness of
addiction and its impact on oral health."
"Johnson & Johnson is proud to recognize Dr. Ethel Harris for her
leadership in improving women's oral health," says Ellie McShane,
Associate Brand Manager for Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products. "She
is a strong voice for women recovering from addiction. Due to her
efforts, we hope that more women will seek treatment to stay healthy."
Women in recovery from substance abuse are one of the most critical and
growing at-risk populations for poor oral health and hygiene. Accordig
to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 6.9
million women need treatment for their addiction but are not receiving
The program's fellowship will allow Dr. Harris to spend three months at
the ADEA office in Washington, DC, working with the ADEA Policy Center
on a variety of activities designed to explore issues facing women
faculty, including promotion, advancement, and tenure policies, entry
and re-entry into the workforce, child and elder care, women's health,
work patterns and advanced education and research opportunities.
The program honors Enid A. Neidle, former President of ADEA (1985-86).
Under her leadership, ADEA adopted its policy of promoting the
advancement of women in dental education.
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 Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC,
Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC Inc. is a
leader in the consumer oral health and whitening market with LISTERINE®
Antiseptic Mouthwash, LISTERINE® WHITENING® Quick
Dissolving Strips, LISTERINE® WHITENING® Pre-Brush
Rinse, REACH® toothbrushes, REACH® floss, and
REMBRANDT® tooth whitening products. The Company is committed
to improving the well-being and health of all consumers through product
innovation and support of organizations, including Healthy Smiles,
Healthy Children: The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric
Dentistry and the Office of Head Start.
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.
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