Dental Education Association (ADEA), The Voice of Dental Education,
announced today its plans to relocate to the recently completed Association
of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) building. The AAMC officially
opened the doors to its new headquarters at 655 K Street, N.W., in
Washington, D.C., in May 2014. Effective January 1, 2015, ADEA
headquarters will be located on the 8th floor of the AAMC
office building, occupying approximately 20,000 of the 290,000 square
feet of building space.
"As leaders within the higher education and health professions
communities, ADEA and the AAMC have long been strategically aligned
regarding key issues on a national level," says Richard W. Valachovic,
D.M.D., M.P.H., ADEA President and CEO. "Sharing a space opens a door to
new opportunities, while enhancing our existing collaborations on
interprofessional education initiatives, our mutual diversity programs,
and joint faculty and student resources."
Following a twelve month search for a new office space, the AAMC
building was selected as the optmal location to accommodate ADEA's
growth and strategic goals-fostering the Association's "individual
efforts to benefit the collective whole." The innovative space reflects
ADEA's professional, collaborative, and forward-thinking membership.
"The AAMC designed its new headquarters to bring our more than 600
employees together in one space to foster collaboration, give us room to
grow, and better serve the nation's medical schools and teaching
hospitals," says AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D. "ADEA had
the same goals in their search for the right office space. We are very
pleased to share our new home with ADEA, an organization whose mission
aligns with the AAMC and which is a key strategic partner on several of
our health education initiatives."
According to the AAMC,
the building was designed to achieve a LEED Gold certification in the
U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design (LEED) rating system. For example an estimated 75 percent of the
building's roof area is covered with extensive green roofing.
The move will place ADEA in close proximity to Capitol Hill and the
resurging area around the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. In
addition, ADEA and its members in the dental education community will
have access to the AAMC's two-story learning center and conferencing
facility. Designed to foster collaboration through innovative use of
space, including a 200-person multipurpose room and eight additional
conference rooms, the building design emphasizes natural light and
features a rooftop terrace and café for staff and member functions. It
represents one of the most significant redevelopment investments in the
long-underserved Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood.
About the American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
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, deans,
program directors, administrators, faculty and students, residents and
fellows. 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
like the esteemed Journal of Dental Education, as well as the
admissions services: ADEA AADSAS, ADEA PASS, ADEA DHCAS and ADEA CAAPID.
For more information, visit www.adea.org.
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