The UNC School of Dentistry has received the 2006 Leadership Award from
the North Carolina Health Careers Access Program.
The award recognizes the school's efforts to recruit, admit, retain and graduate underrepresented minority students.
Minority students make up approximately 20 percent of the school's student body, and 65 African-American, Latino and American Indian dental students wereenrolled in 2006.
NC-HCAP also gave special recognition to School of Dentistry faculty and
staff members for their personal and financial support of the program,
funded mainly through the school's Robert Wood Johnson Dental Pipeline
NC-HCAP aims to increase the number of underrepresented
minorities or other individuals from educationally or economically
disadvantaged backgrounds trained, educated and employed in the health