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Three UF D.M.D. students participate in ADEA program

Published: December 18th, 2012

Category: Alumni, Community Dentistry & Behavioral Science, Features, News

Congratulations to three University of Florida D.M.D. students selected to participate in a year-long American Dental Education Association (ADEA) program that provides dental and allied dental students at U.S. and Canadian institutions an opportunity to experience the benefits and rewards of teaching and an academic career.

The participation for Ann Decker Class of 2014, and Nina Guba and Olga Luaces, both of the Class of 2015, will be funded through part of a $2.5 million grant awarded to the College of Dentistry to enhance faculty and student development.

The program, the ADEA Gies Foundation/AADR Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program (ADCFP), began in 2006 and encourages and prepares students to enter academic dentistry through seminars, mentorship training and teaching opportunities at their home dental schools. Through grant support, program tuition as well as travel expenses are funded for each student. In addition, each participant will receive a stipend to support student teaching initiatives after program completion.

The students will attend the 2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Seattle, Wash., on March 18 and 19, 2013.

For more information about the program, visit the ADEA professional development site.