Gibbs accepted into ADEA leadership program

Congratulations to Micaela Gibbs, D.D.S., M.H.A., who was accepted into the American Dental Education Associations (A.D.E.A.) Leadership Institute for 2012-13. Gibbs is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Florida.

“This is an excellent program that provides participants with experience about how ADEA works, the study of national dental education issues, exposure to a large national group of emerging and current leadership in dental education, and a slightly faster track to participation in ADEA committees and leadership opportunities,” said Teresa A. Dolan, D.D.S., M.P.H., professor and dean. “I’m certain that Micaela will also be a great asset to the ADEA program and we’re proud to have her representing our college at the national level.”

The ADEA Leadership Institute is a year-long program designed to develop promising individuals at academic dental institutions to become future leaders in dental and higher education. The program begins in March 2012 and focuses on understanding the inner workings of a dental education institution and how it fits into a parent institution, gaining decision making, priority setting, and conflict resolution skills and the knowledge needed to use them effectively, learning about policy issues affecting academic dentistry, and strengthening relationships within the institution and nationwide.