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2015 William J. Gies Awardees for Vision, Innovation and Achievement in Oral Health

Posted on December 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Dental Education Association (ADEA)’s ADEAGies Foundation is

pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation and

Achievement. The Gies Awards, named after dental education pioneer William J. Gies, Ph.D., debuted in

2008 and honor individuals and organizations that exemplify the highest standards in oral health and dental

education, research and leadership.

 

For more than 10 years as the philanthropic arm of ADEA, the ADEAGies Foundation has enhanced the oral

health of the public through programs that support the development of individuals and innovative practices in

the dental professions. The Gies Awards will be presented on March 9, 2015, in conjunction with the 2015

ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Boston, MA. The Procter & Gamble Company is the premier sponsor

of the awards.

 

The honorees were selected by a distinguished panel of judges consisting of the ADEAGies Foundation

Board of Trustees. The 2015 Gies Award recipients are (in alphabetical order):

 

Carol A. Aschenbrener, M.D., Chief Medical Education Officer (2011–14), Association of American

Medical Colleges

Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Public or Private Partner

 

Walter C. Guralnick, D.M.D., Professor Emeritus of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Harvard School of

Dental Medicine

Gies Award for Outstanding Innovation by a Dental Educator

 

The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM®) Program,

Drexel University College of Medicine

Gies Award for Outstanding Vision by a Public or Private Partner

 

Stuart M. Hirsch, D.D.S., Vice Dean for Development, New York University College of Dentistry

Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Dental Educator

 

Peter J. Polverini, D.D.S., D.M.Sc., Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, University of

Michigan School of Dentistry

Gies Award for Outstanding Vision by a Dental Educator

 

Eduardo D. Rodriguez, M.D., D.D.S., Chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery, Director of the

Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Helen L. Kimmel Professor of Reconstructive Plastic

Surgery, New York University Langone Medical Center

Gies Award for Outstanding Innovation by a Dental Educator

 

Jeanne Craig Sinkford, D.D.S., Ph.D., Senior Scholar in Residence, American Dental Education

Association

Gies Award for Outstanding Vision by a Dental Educator

 

Tufts Dental Facilities Serving Individuals with Disabilities

Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement by an Academic Dental Institution

 

University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry

Gies Award for Outstanding Innovation by an Academic Dental Institution

 

“The Gies Awards are our chance to honor the women and men who have dedicated their careers to

educating students, and to celebrate our partners working to create a new health care norm where oral

health is inextricably linked to overall health,” says Richard W. Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H., President of the

ADEAGies Foundation and President and CEO of ADEA. “The dental health professions are forever changed

by the work and commitment of the 2015 award recipients, and we are so pleased to recognize them in Dr.

Gies’ name.”

 

Tickets for the celebration can be purchased online at adea.org/2015 when registering for the 2015 ADEA

Annual Session & Exhibition. For information on table sponsorship, contact Trish Smith at

tsmith@wearecoulter.com / 703-506-3272.