He has mentored and inspired students, residents and fellows throughout his 35-year career.
Serving vulnerable populations with special needs is an extension of UFCD's drive to close the gap in oral health disparities across the state.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science is recognizing Fellows as part of its five-year anniversary.
Burne is stepping down after 10 years; Gordan appointed interim associate dean for research.
Patel passed away in 2018 after a courageous battle with brain cancer.
“He has left an indelible mark on our college and we are deeply grateful for his service," said Dean Garcia.
For the sixth consecutive year, UFCD was recognized for its diversity and inclusion efforts with a HEED Award.
Dr. Ana P. Dias Ribeiro was awarded the inaugural Marc A. Gale Term Professorship Award.
NCEF has awarded UFCD with a $1.2 million grant to continue the mission of improving the oral health of underserved children in Collier County.
Howard received a Service Member Patriot Award for his support for faculty member Andrew Corsaro who currently serves with the Florida Army National Guard.