ADA Foundation accepting applications for Hillenbrand Fellowship Program

Dec. 15, 2004
The Fellowship provides intensive orientation to the ADA and other organizations serving oral health.

The ADA Foundation, charitable arm of the American Dental Association (ADA is accepting applications for its Hillenbrand Fellowship Program.

The Fellowship is a 12-month internship at ADA's Chicago headquarters for one dentist fellow, demonstrating strong leadership potential and desiring to make a career change to management and leadership in a health-related organization from dental practice, education or research. The Fellowship provides intensive orientation to the ADA and other organizations serving oral health. It also includes academic courses through the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and project leadership experience.

The Fellow will temporarily reside in Chicago for a year beginning in September 2005, and receive a stipend to help offset living expenses.

In addition to strong leadership potential, Hillenbrand Fellowship candidates are required to:

** be a member in good standing of the American Dental Association;
** be a graduate of a dental school accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation;
** have held the degree DDS or DMD for at least five years at the beginning of the Fellowship;
** be prepared to work from the Chicago office on a daily basis for the duration of the Fellowship and travel within the United States as required by the program.

To be considered for candidacy, dentists must submit a completed Hillenbrand Fellowship application to the ADA Foundation by the application deadline: Jan. 31, 2005. Fellowship applicants will be evaluated on criteria including:

** demonstration of strong leadership potential;
** desire and commitment to serve the profession or public in a leadership role;
** desire to have management and leadership in a health-related organization as a career goal;
** demonstrated enthusiasm for dentistry as a profession;
** demonstrated appreciation for the role that health-related organizations play in the advancement of the health of the public and the vitality of the profession;
** understanding of current oral health care problems, issues and concerns;
** written and interpersonal communication skills.

For more details on the program and application materials, visit Applications are also available by contacting the ADA at [email protected].

About the ADA Foundation
The ADA Foundation is dedicated to improving health and making lives better, one person at a time. Since 1991, the ADA Foundation has disbursed nearly $25 million dollars to support such charitable activities. In addition to funding grants for dental research, education, scholarships and access to care, the Foundation supports Charitable Assistance Programs such as relief grants to dentists and their dependents who are unable to support themselves due to injury, a medical condition or advanced age; and grants and loans to those who are victims of disasters.

About the American Dental Association
The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing more than 149,000 members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer and professional products.