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Dugoni School Wins Numerous Awards During ADEA Meeting

The American Dental Education Association held its Annual Session and Exhibition in Phoenix, Arizona this year.

March  23, 2009

Dugoni School faculty and students reaped a number of awards and honors last weekend at the American Dental Education Association's Annual Session and Exhibition held March 14-18, 2009 in Phoenix, AZ. The honorees were:

  • Dr. Elisa Chavez Luna, assistant professor of removable prosthodontics, won the 2009 ADEA/International Federation of Dental Educators and Associations Orna Shanley Prize for Enhancing Access to Care.
  • Ms. Deborah Horlak, director of the school's dental hygiene program, was awarded a $4,000 grant as a recipient of the ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Allied Dental Educators Fellowship.
  • Dr. Lisa Itaya, assistant professor and director of emergency services, and Dr. Nicklaus Morton '08 each received the Journal of Dental Education Outstanding Manuscript Award.
  • The Dugoni School Student Council won the ADEA Council of Students Award for Advocacy and Ethics.
  • Dr. Arthur Dugoni, dean emeritus, was awarded the ADEA Gies Award for Vision, Innovation, and Achievement in the category Outstanding Achievement - Dental Educator.

"I was pleased to see so many of our faculty, staff and students engaged at the meeting, both as participants in the various conferences, as well as actual presenters," said Dean Patrick J. Ferrillo, Jr. "It was also great seeing so many people from the Dugoni School community receiving awards."

The ADEA's mission is to lead individuals and institutions of the dental education community to address contemporary issues influencing education, research and the delivery of oral health care for the health of the public. The organization's activities encompass a wide range of research, advocacy, faculty development, meetings and publications including the esteemed Journal of Dental Education, as well as the dental school admissions services AADSAS and PASS.

Category Type: Honors and Awards, Special Events

Contact:  Office of Public Relations, 415.929.6434, pr@pacific.edu