Winners of 2010 William J. Gies awards announced

Nov. 23, 2009
Awards to be presented at celebration in conjunction with 2010 American Dental Education Association Annual Session & Exhibition.

WASHINGTON, D.C.--The ADEAGies Foundation has announced winners of the 2010 William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation, and Achievement.

The Gies Awards, named after dental education pioneer William J. Gies, PhD, 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 will be presented at a celebration in conjunction with the 2010 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition Feb. 27-March 3, 2010, at the Gaylord National Harbor in Washington, D.C.

The Gies Awards will be conferred on Feb. 27. The 2010 honorees were selected by a distinguished panel of judges consisting of the ADEAGies Foundation Board of Trustees.

The winners in alphabetical order are:

Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington School of Dentistry
Outstanding Innovation--Academic Dental Institution

The Forsyth Institute
Outstanding Achievement--Academic Dental Institution

Israel Kleinberg, DDS, PhD, DSc, FRCD
Outstanding Innovation--Dental Educator

Patricia Nunn, RDH, MS
Outstanding Vision--Dental Educator

Mary Otto
Outstanding Achievement--Public or Private Partner

No-Hee Park, DMD, PhD
Outstanding Achievement--Dental Educator

Barbara J. Sabol, MA, WK Kellogg Foundation
Outstanding Vision--Public or Private Partner

International Association of Student Clinicians-American Dental Association (SCADA) Program
Outstanding Innovation--Public or Private Partner

Michael R. Sudzina
Outstanding Achievement--Public or Private Partner

University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Outstanding Vision--Academic Dental Institution

"The awardees exemplify great achievement, innovation, and vision in dental education, much as William J. Gies did," said Richard W. Valachovic, DMD, MPH, president of the ADEAGies Foundation and executive director of the American Dental Education Association. "It is an honor to recognize their exceptional work and positive impact."

The Gies Awards are presented by the ADEAGies Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Dental Education Association. 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.

Tickets for the celebration are $125 and can be purchased online at American Dental Education Association. Sponsored tables are available.

For more information, contact Julia Cockren Merrill at (703) 506-3260.

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