ADEAGies Foundation Celebrates 2013 William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation, and Achievement

2013 William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation, and Achievement (Photo: American Dental Education Association)

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SEATTLE--()--The ADEAGies Foundation’s William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation, and Achievement were presented on Monday, March 18, 2013, at the Sheraton Seattle in Seattle, Washington.

The Gies Awards, named after dental education pioneer William J. Gies, Ph.D., debuted in 2008 and honor individuals and organizations exemplifying dedication to the highest standards of vision, innovation, and achievement in global oral health and dental education, research, and leadership.

The Gies Awards were presented at a celebration in conjunction with the 2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, held March 16-19, 2013. Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., was the premier sponsor of the awards.

The 2013 honorees were selected by a distinguished panel of judges consisting of the ADEAGies Foundation Board of Trustees.

Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement - Public or Private Partner
Dr. Jennifer L. Cleveland, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement - Dental Educator
Dr. D. Walter Cohen, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Gies Award for Outstanding Vision - Dental Educator
Dr. Russell O. Gilpatrick, Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona

Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement - Dental Educator
Dr. Ernestine S. Lacy, Baylor College of Dentistry

Gies Award for Outstanding Vision - Public or Private Partner
Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics

Gies Award for Outstanding Innovation - Dental Educator
Dr. Wilhelm A. Piskorowski, University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Gies Award for Outstanding Innovation - Academic Dental Institution
The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine

Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement - Academic Dental Institution
University of North Carolina Craniofacial Center

“The ADEAGies Foundation evokes the legacy of Dr. Gies as it pays tribute to this year’s eight recipients and their exceptional contributions to oral health care,” says Richard W. Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H., President of the ADEAGies Foundation and Executive Director of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). “As the health care landscape continues to evolve, it is imperative that the dental education community recognize and support leaders in the oral health field.”

The Gies Awards are presented by the ADEAGies Foundation, the philanthropic arm of ADEA. For more than 50 years, the ADEAGies Foundation has enhanced the oral health of the public through programs that support dental education, research, leadership, and recognition.

PREMIER SPONSOR 
Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products & Division of McNEIL- PPC, Inc. 

DIAMOND SPONSORS 
AEGIS Communications 
Colgate-Palmolive Co. 
DentalEZ Group 
DENTSPLY International, Inc.
Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., Inc.
OraPharma, Inc. 
Philips Oral Healthcare, Inc.
The Procter & Gamble Company
Septodont, Inc.
Sunstar Americas, Inc.

PLATINUM PLUS
American Association of Endodontists 

GOLD SPONSORS 
Aspen Dental Management , Inc. 
Henry Schein, Inc. 
Liaison International, Inc. 
Midmark Corporation
Nobel Biocare USA LLC.

DEANS’ LIST SUPPORTERS 
ADEA Board of Directors
Baylor College of Dentistry
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Dalhousie University Faculty of Dentistry
Georgia Health Sciences University College of Dental Medicine 
Harvard School of Dental Medicine 
Howard University College of Dentistry
Indiana University School of Dentistry
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Marquette University School of Dentistry
Medical University of South Carolina, James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine
Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry
Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona
Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Illinois
New York University College of Dentistry
Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine
Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine
The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry
University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
University of Maryland School of Dentistry
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Dentistry
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry
University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
University of Utah School of Dentistry
University of Washington School of Dentistry
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine
West Virginia University School of Dentistry

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 ADEAGies Foundation, a public foundation. Visit www.adeagiesfoundation.org.

About William J. Gies and the Gies Report

William Gies was a Columbia University biochemistry professor and founder of the College of Dental Medicine at Columbia University, where he was interested in dental education, science, and clinical applications. In 1926, as part of a series of studies on U.S. professional education 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. The Gies Report, Dental Education in the United States and Canada, took five years to research and write. It consists of 250 pages of text and more than 400 pages of appendices, including lengthy descriptions and evaluations of the existing dental schools, each of which Dr. Gies visited. Since the Gies Report, there have been many other reports on dental education in the context of health professions education. However, Dental Education in the United States and Canada remains to this day the most relevant survey of dental education and critical issues within the field.

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, like 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.

Contacts

American Dental Education Association
Kellie Bove, 202-289-7201
bovek@adea.org

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American Dental Education Association
Kellie Bove, 202-289-7201
bovek@adea.org