Congratulations to Lauren A. Ruddocks, B.D.S., a third-year resident in the UF College of Dentistry Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology program, who won the Shafer Award from the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, or AAOMP. The award is given to the person who receives the highest score during the AAOMP Fellowship examination which is administered each year during the AAOMP annual meeting, held this year in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The exam tests the clinical and histopathologic diagnostic skills of individuals seeking fellowship status in the academy. The winner receives a certificate plus a $1,000 check, and on-stage recognition during the association awards presented by the AAOMP president who happens to be Donald M. Cohen, D.M.D., M.B.A., M.S., a professor and the chair of the UF Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences.
“We are all so proud of Dr. Ruddock’s achievement and wish her success in all her future endeavors,” said Cohen, Sarah Fitzpatrick, D.D.S., and Nadim Islam, B.D.S., D.D.S., M.S.
The Shafer Award is named for the late Dr. William Shafer, the AAOMP president in 1970 and principal author of the “Textbook of Oral Pathology.”