Category: Schoolwide News

Julie Coe recognized for outstanding published work

Media contact: Nan Johnson, director of communications, nljohnson@vcu.edu (804) 828-0324 Julie M. Coe, D.D.S., M.S., M.B.A., assistant professor in the department of general practice, was one of four recipients of the Olav Alvares Award in March at the 2019 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Chicago. Dr. Coe was recognized for the article “Impact of Community-Based Clinical […]

Tiffany Williams named Big Sister of the Year

Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, Tiffany Williams, D.D.S. (M.S.D. ’14), has been selected as Big Sister of the Year by local non-profit mentoring organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters Services, Inc. She will be celebrated at the organization’s Fall Gala on Oct. 18 at VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art. As honorees, Williams and her “little sister” […]

Dental hygiene students show off research skills, bring home 1st place

Media contact: Nan Johnson, director of communications, nljohnson@vcu.edu, (804) 828-0324 VCU School of Dentistry dental hygiene students presented three research posters at the June meeting of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association in Louisville, Kentucky. Under the faculty advisement of Joan Pellegrini, R.D.H., B.S.D.H, M.S., Ph.D., Cassandra Cooper, Regina Dixon, Helena Nefferdorf, Denise Thieleman and Christina […]

Philips Institute investigator wins Presidential Research Quest Fund award

Media contact: Nan Johnson, director of communications, nljohnson@vcu.edu, (804) 828-0324 Yue Sun, Ph.D. Yue Sun, Ph.D., a principal investigator at the Philips Institute for Oral Health Research, has been named a 2019 VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund awardee for his phosphoinositide research. “This year’s diverse group of 18 faculty represent every VCU academic unit and […]

New name for Oral Health Promotion

Media contact: Nan Johnson, director of communications, nljohnson@vcu.edu, (804) 828-0324 The School of Dentistry’s Department of Oral Health Promotion and Community Outreach is now known as the Department of Dental Public Health and Policy. The change, effective Aug. 1, 2019, more accurately reflects the department’s activities and developing research focus and highlights the emphasis on […]

Frank Macrina – a feather in our cap

Professor, researcher, scientist, author, administrator… friend. Longtime member of the VCU community and founding director of the Philips Institute for Oral and Craniofacial Molecular Biology, now the Philips Institute for Oral Health Research, Francis L. Macrina, Ph.D., received the Presidential Medallion at VCU’s May Commencement exercises. Established in 1984 by the VCU Board of Visitors, […]

Revere Scholars Named

Glass and Jain named Revere Scholars Recognizing outstanding achievements of junior faculty RICHMOND, Va. – June 25, 2019 – Sarah H. Glass (D.D.S ‘14), assistant professor, Oral Diagnostic Sciences, and Sameer D. Jain, B.D.S., M.S., M.S.D., assistant professor and Urgent Care Clinic director, were named Revere Scholars at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. […]

Celebrating the First 100

Celebrating the First 100 The “First 100 Dentists of Color” Celebration Brunch on Saturday, April 27, at Richmond’s Black History Museum and Cultural Center was a celebration of accomplishments, achievements and trailblazing where Erma Freeman (D.D.S.’77/D) was recognized as the school’s first black female graduate. The “First 100” initiative paves the way for the “Next 100” through […]

Executive Summary – Advancing Dental Education in the 21st Century

In preparation for the VCU School of Dentistry’s strategic planning process, Dean David C. Sarrett, DMD, MS, provides an executive summary representing an analysis of Advancing Dental Education in the 21st Century This summary provides a “snapshot” of the challenges, trends and issues in today’s dental education. Areas of Challenge Finances In past 20 years, […]

Register now for annual ethics lecture

Zarkowski to present at annual ethics lecture Pamela Zarkowski, J.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Detroit, Mercy, presents “Go- Stop- Yield: The Intersection of Law and Ethics” on March 1, 2019, as part of the School of Dentistry’s Mirmelstein Ethics Lecture. The annual lecture is part of the school’s […]

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