Johnson & Johnson ADEAGies

Jan. 24, 2011
Gies Awards celebration to be held March 14, 2011, in San Diego, Calif.

WASHINGTON, D.C.--The ADEAGies Foundation has announced that Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC will return as the premier sponsor of the 2011 William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation, and Achievement (the Gies Awards).

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The Gies Awards will be presented March 14, 2011, at a celebration in conjunction with the 2011 ADEA Annual Session and Exhibition. The 2011 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition will be held March 12-16 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, Calif.

The sponsorship by Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC of the 2011 Gies Awards program is part of the company’s overall support of ADEAGies Foundation initiatives for advancing excellence in dental education in the nation’s dental schools.

“With Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc.’s generous support, we are again able to recognize exceptional vision, innovation, and achievement among leaders in dental education and research,” said Richard W. Valachovic, DMD, MPH, president of the ADEAGies Foundation and executive director of the American Dental Education Association.

“They are valuable partners in realizing the Foundation’s mission, enhancing the oral health of the public.”

Added Josh Ghaim, PhD, vice president, Oral Healthcare Research, Development & Engineering, Johnson & Johnson Consumer & Personal Products Worldwide, Division of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies: “We are pleased to continue our support of the ADEAGies Foundation and its programs to drive advances in dental education, research, and leadership. Recognizing and encouraging our visionary dental educators and leaders remains a commitment to enhance the oral health of our community."

The Gies Awards, named after dental education pioneer William J. Gies, PhD, 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.

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