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

Posted on December 16, 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 isthe 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.

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