Rey wins Enid A. Neidle Scholar-in Residence Award

Rey_Rosalia_webRosalia Rey, D.D.S., recently received the Enid A. Neidle Scholar-in Residence Award from the American Dental Education Association and Johnson & Johnson Healthcare.

“She is the first member of the University of Florida College of Dentistry to receive this honor and we are very proud to have her as a part of our college,” said Teresa A. Dolan, D.D.S., M.P.H., professor and dean.

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., fund this program honoring Enid A. Neidle, former President of ADEA (1985-86). Under her leadership, ADEA adopted its policy of promoting the advancement of women in dental education.

The in-residence program offers a unique opportunity for a dental educator to concentrate on issues affecting women faculty during a cumulative three-month experience at the ADEA office in Washington, D.C. The scholar receives a stipend of $6,000 for travel and living expenses.

While in Washington, D.C, Rey will gain a distinct perspective on issues facing women faculty including promotion, advancement and tenure policies; entry and re-entry into the workforce; child care and elder care; women’s health, work patterns, and advanced education and research opportunities; and other gender-related issues. She will be assigned to a senior ADEA staff member and will be involved in a range of ADEA activities in addition to her principal project.

Rey is a professor in the Department of Restorative Dental Sciences and a team leader in the D.M.D. program. She earned her dental degree from the Colegio Odontologico Colombiano in Bogotá in 1982 and completed a two-year orthodontic course for general practitioners in 1986 at the Institute for Graduate Dentists in New York.

Rey maintained a private practice for a number of years, focusing on orthodontics and family care in Colombia. After completing the Internationally-Educated Dentist Program at the University of Florida, she practiced in Central Florida from 1998-2007. In addition to teaching at UFCD, Rey has served as an Assistant Professor in the Prosthodontic Department at the Colegio Odontologico Colombiano.

Her professional interests include dental management of medically compromised patients, implant restorations and pediatric dentistry.

For more information about the Enid A. Neidle Scholar-in Residence Award and to see a list of previous award winners, visit the ADEA website.