SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) announced today the induction of its 15th class of ADEA Leadership Institute Fellows during the 2014 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, being held March 15-18 in San Antonio. Twenty-three Fellows, selected from a competitive pool of applicants, will participate in the year-long educational experience that will prepare them for expanded roles in their institutions and the profession. They emerge not only with the knowledge and skills necessary for their careers but with greater self-understanding and deeper personal vision.
Designed to support the nation’s most promising individuals at academic institutions in becoming leaders in dental and higher education, ADEA Leadership Institute sessions cover leadership theory, team building, communications, managing change, public policy, educational policy, legal issues, research, and budgeting and financial management.
The Class of 2015 Leadership Institute Fellows are:
Dr. Gary R. Badger, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
Dr. Elizabeth A. Bilodeau, Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Alexander Carroll, Director of Clinical Care Coordinators, Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona
Dr. Hubert Chan, Assistant Professor and Senior Clinical Managing Partner, Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine
Dr. Laurie R. Fleisher, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology and Endodontics, Director of Urgent Care New York University College of Dentistry
Dr. Cheryl E. Fryer, Assistant Professor of Comprehensive Dentistry, Director of Faculty Development, Howard University College of Dentistry
Dr. Peter J. Giannini, Associate Professor and Director of Clinical and Translational Research, Cruzan Center University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry
Dr. Steven P. Hackmyer, Associate Professor and Chair, Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health, University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry
Prof. Rachel Henry, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
Dr. Julie Holloway, Professor and Department Head, Prosthodontics, University of Iowa College of Dentistry
Dr. Sarandeep Huja, Professor of Dentistry Chief, Division of Orthodontics, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
Dr. Stephanos Kyrkanides, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, Professor and Chair, Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Rajesh V. Lalla, Associate Professor, Oral Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Crystal McIntosh, Assistant Professor, Howard University College of Dentistry
Dr. Gregory Olson, Assistant Professor, Orthodontics, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Dr. Sundaralingam Premaraj, Associate Professor and Orthodontic Program Director, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry
Dr. Georgios Romanos, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs Professor, Department of Periodontology, Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Keerthana Satheesh, Assistant Professor of Periodontics, University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry
Dr. Becky Smith, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry
Dr. Franklin Tay, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Endodontics, Georgia Regents University College of Dental Medicine
Dr. Janice A. Townsend, Interim Head and Assistant Professor Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Dentistry
Dr. Anne Williamson, Associate Professor, Department of Endodontics, Program Director, Advanced Education in Endodontics, The University of Iowa College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics
Dr. Roya Zandparsa, Clinical Professor, Department of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
For more information about the ADEA Leadership Institute, visit www.adea.org/LeadershipInstitute.
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.