ADEAGies Foundation Announces Recipients of William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation and Achievement in Academic Dentistry and Oral Health

Posted on December 8, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC—The ADEAGies Foundation announced today the winners of the 2016 William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation and Achievement (The Gies Awards). The Gies Awards, named after dental education pioneer William J. Gies, Ph.D., debuted in 2008 and are the profession’s preeminent recognition for individuals and organizations that exemplify the highest standards in oral health and dental education, research and leadership. The 2016 Gies Awards will be presented on March 14 at a highly anticipated celebration to be held in conjunction with the 2016 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Denver, CO. 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 2016 Gies Award recipients are:

- Children’s Dental Health Project

Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Public or Private Partner

- University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine

Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement by an Academic Dental Institution

- Mark C. Herzberg, D.D.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Dental Educator

- The University of Iowa College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics and Delta Dental of Iowa

Gies Award for Outstanding Innovation by a Public or Private Partner

- University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, and the Minnesota Board of Dentistry

Gies Award for Outstanding Vision by a Public or Private Partner

- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry

Gies Award for Outstanding Vision by an Academic Dental Institution

- University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, Department of Prosthodontics

Gies Award for Outstanding Innovation by an Academic Dental Institution

- Harold C. Slavkin, D.D.S., Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Gies Award for Outstanding Vision by a Dental Educator

“Our profession is constantly seeking new ways to educate students and to discover the best opportunities to meet the oral health needs of the public,” says Richard W. Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H., President of the ADEAGies Foundation and President and CEO of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). “The Gies Awards allow us to stop and say thank you to the men and women who push for excellence in these critical areas.”

Tickets for the celebration can be purchased online at adea.org/2016 when registering for the 2016 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition. For information on table sponsorship, contact Trish Smith at tsmith@wearecoulter.com or 703-506-3272.

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