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UF COD Student Receives National Fellowship

Congratulations to Yue “Maggie” Wang who was selected as one of 10 dental students in the country for the Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program by the American Dental Research Association (AADR) and the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). The fellowship program, designed to reach students attending all U.S. and…

Bartoshuk Elected to the Council of the National Academy of Sciences

LINDA BARTOSHUK, Ph.D., a professor of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, was recently elected to a three-year term on the Council of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). The NAS is charged with providing independent advice, outside the framework of government, to the nation’s leaders on science, technology and…

New Director Named for the Health Science Center Libraries

We are pleased to welcome W. Wallace McLendon, MSLS, as the new director of the Health Science Center Libraries, effective March 3, 2008. Mr. McLendon comes to us from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has served as deputy director of the UNC Health Sciences…

COD Students Bring Home the Grad Cup

Congrats to our Grad Cup Winners! Five days . . . five grueling sports . . . four graduate programs represented . . . and the College of Dentistry’s team took home the Grad Cup for the second year in a row. During the week of February…

UF experts fashion prosthetic ears for young son of Olympic medalist

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For the past week, 5-year-old Jorden Flowers, hands flashing through the air, has excitedly signed the words as he arrives at the University of Florida College of Dentistry: “New ears!” One of a set of fraternal twins born 10 weeks prematurely and weighing less than 3…

In Memory of Dean Jose E. Medina

Jose E. Medina, D.D.S. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Jose E. Medina, D.D.S., former dean of the University of Florida College of Dentistry and UF assistant vice president for facilities planning and operations, died Thursday (July 19). He was 81. Medina, who arrived at the…

Wray appointed director of UF dental faculty practice

Roger D. Wray, D.D.S. Roger D. Wray, D.D.S., a clinical associate professor of community dentistry and behavioral science, is appointed program director of the University of Florida College of Dentistry Faculty Practice. Wray previously served as residency program director for the college’s clinical…

UFCD Mock Accreditation Site Visit Scheduled for July 19 & 20

UFCD is pleased to welcome Dr. Ann Boyle, dean, Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine and Dr. Bob Trombly, associate dean, University of Colorado School of Dentistry as the accreditation mock site visit team. In preparation for our formal site visit in 2008, Dr. Boyle and Dr. Trombly will…