Achievements & Awards

Dr. Renée Duff named Associate Dean of Students

September 21, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 21, 2020 – Dr. Renée Duff has been promoted to Associate Dean of Students at the School of Dentistry. Dean Laurie McCauley announced the appointment, which was supported by the school’s Executive Committee and approved by the University of Michigan Board of Regents at its meeting last week. The five-year appointment was …

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PhD-DDS student wins leadership award from ADA Foundation

September 15, 2020

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 15, 2020 – Shawn Hallett, a joint DDS-PhD student at the School of Dentistry, has received a national leadership award from the American Dental Association Foundation. The foundation’s Dr. David Whiston Leadership Award recognizes a promising leader who is a member of a diverse group that has been traditionally underrepresented in …

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School extends editing role with Journal of Dental Education

September 10, 2020

Reading Time: 5 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 10, 2020 – The School of Dentistry will continue to have a prominent role in the leading academic journal for dental education as one faculty member replaces another as the publication’s associate editor. Dr. Romesh Nalliah, a clinical professor and Associate Dean for Patient Services, began as associate editor of the …

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Rogerio Castilho named interim chair of Periodontics and Oral Medicine department

July 13, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., July 13, 2020 – School of Dentistry faculty member Dr. Rogerio Castilho has been named interim chair for the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, effective Aug. 1. Castilho is an associate professor in the department and serves as associate chair for its Division of Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine and Radiology. Dean …

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Dental school again ranked No. 1 in the world

June 30, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., June 30, 2020 – The University of Michigan School of Dentistry is again rated as the top dental school in the world by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, an international organization that annually rates universities and their programs. The U-M dental school is ranked as No. 1 in Dentistry and Oral Sciences in Shanghai’s 2020 Global …

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Dr. William Giannobile named dean of the Harvard dental school

April 23, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Thursday, April 23, 2020 – Dr. William Giannobile, a longtime faculty member and department chair at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, has been named Dean of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, effective Sept. 1, 2020. Giannobile is currently the William K. and Mary Anne Najjar Professor of Dentistry and …

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Faculty member Dr. Mark Fitzgerald receives IPE award

April 20, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Monday, April 20, 2020 – School of Dentistry faculty member Dr. Mark Fitzgerald has received an award for innovation and excellence in interprofessional education and shared a second award with a task force working to advance IPE. Fitzgerald was recognized by the University of Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education as part of …

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Two from School of Dentistry named to IPE Fellows program

March 5, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., March 5, 2020 – Two of the 11 new fellows in the University of Michigan Interprofessional Leadership Program are from the School of Dentistry. Dr. Elizabeth Hatfield, a house officer and resident in the dental school’s Orofacial Pain program, and Martha McComas, a clinical assistant professor in the Dental Hygiene program. were …

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2020 QS Ranking: U-M dental school is No. 1 in U.S., third in world

March 4, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., March 4, 2020 – The University of Michigan School of Dentistry is rated as the top dental school in the United States for the sixth consecutive year by an international publication that rates universities. The 2020 QS World University Rankings also lists U-M as the third best dental school in the world, …

School celebrates DEI Day, Ida Gray Awards

February 26, 2020

Reading Time: 6 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Feb. 26, 2020 – The School of Dentistry presented its annual Ida Gray Awards Tuesday to a student, staff member and an associate professor who have actively contributed to the school’s welcoming and inclusive environment. The awards were the centerpiece of a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Day program that called attention to …

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