Yilmaz selected for ELAM program

Published: August 5th, 2011

Category: Honors, Awards & Appointments, News, Oral Biology, Periodontology, Research

Ozlem Yilmaz, D.D.S., Ph.D., has been selected as a 2011-2012 fellow for the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM), a program of Drexel University College of Medicine. Yilmaz, an associate professor in Periodontology and Oral Biology, is one of 54 women faculty, from across the United States, selected for the competitive program that prepares senior women faculty for leadership positions at academic health centers.

Established in 1995, ELAM offers an intensive one-year program of leadership training aimed at expanding the national pool of qualified women candidates for leadership in academic medicine, dentistry and public health.

Yilmaz received her dental doctorate degree from Istanbul University in Turkey and her Ph.D. in University of Washington, School of Dentistry in Seattle. She performed her postdoctoral work in University of Washington’s School of Public Health & Community Medicine. She joined the University of Florida as an assistant professor in 2006 and was promoted to associate professor in 2010. She currently serves in multiple editorial boards and NIH/NIDCR Study Panels. In addition to teaching clinical and didactic classes in the University of Florida Health Sciences Center, Yilmaz has her laboratories at the University of Florida Emerging Pathogens Institute.

She is principal investigator for several NIH grants supporting her ongoing research.