Achievements & Awards

Faculty Member Dr. Mark Fitzgerald on Team Receiving International Education Award

June 20, 2022

Ann Arbor, Mich., June 20, 2022 – A School of Dentistry faculty member is part of a University of Michigan team that received an international Learning Impact Award for a project that improves Interprofessional Education (IPE) data tracking. The project was a collaboration between the Center for Interprofessional Education and the campus Information and Technology …

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Faculty Member Dr. Fei Liu Named Interim Chair of BMSP Department

June 9, 2022

Ann Arbor, Mich., June 9, 2022 – Dr. Fei Liu has been named interim chair of the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences & Prosthodontics (BMSP) at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. The previous chair, Dr. Jan Hu, is now Interim Dean of the school after Dr. Laurie McCauley was appointed Provost of …

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Faculty Members Receive Award for Interprofessional Education Project

June 6, 2022

Ann Arbor, Mich., June 6, 2022 – Two School of Dentistry faculty members are part of a team that has received a prize for innovative teaching from the University of Michigan Provost’s Office. The faculty are Dr. Mark Fitzgerald, Associate Dean for Community-Based Collaborative Care and Education and an associate professor in the Department of …

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Jan Hu named Interim Dean of the School of Dentistry

May 12, 2022

Ann Arbor, Mich., May 12, 2022 – Jan Ching Chun Hu, BDS, PhD, has been appointed Interim Dean of the School of Dentistry, effective Monday, May 16. She will serve in this role until a permanent dean is appointed. The school’s current dean, Laurie McCauley, was named Provost of the University of Michigan in March …

Commencement 2022: A Celebration of Completing Degrees During an Unprecedented Time

May 10, 2022

Ann Arbor, Mich., May 10, 2022 – The students who graduated from the School of Dentistry on Friday were saluted for their choice of a profession that will touch and significantly improve the lives of thousands of people in the graduates’ work as practicing dentists, hygienists, researchers and educators. Commencement speakers encouraged members of the …

Faculty Member Nisha D’Silva Named Rogel Scholar by Michigan Medicine Cancer Center

May 6, 2022

Ann Arbor, Mich., May 6, 2022 – School of Dentistry faculty member Nisha D’Silva has been named a Rogel Scholar for 2022 by Michigan Medicine. The award provides support for exceptional faculty dedicated to achieving impact on cancer prevention, patient outcomes and quality of life. D’Silva is the Donald A. Kerr Endowed Collegiate Professor of …

Dental Hygiene thesis research project earns award at national conference

April 25, 2022

Ann Arbor, Mich., April 25, 2022 – Research conducted by a dental hygiene student while earning her master’s degree at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry has received a national award. Heather Lawler received the Leverett Graduate Student Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dental Public Health during the National Oral Health Conference in Fort …

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Faculty member, students receive awards at annual AADOCR conference

April 20, 2022

Ann Arbor, Mich., April 20, 2022 – A School of Dentistry faculty member and several students received awards from the American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (AADOCR) at its national conference last month. Faculty member Dr. Jacques Nör, the 2021-22 president of AADOCR (formerly the AADR), presented three Presidential Citations at the end …

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Ralph Helmick sculpture at School of Dentistry adds distinctive new element to the University of Michigan campus art collection

April 12, 2022

Ann Arbor, Mich., April 12, 2022 – A new art installation at the School of Dentistry brings a distinctive addition to the portfolio of art on the University of Michigan campus, school and university administrators said during a reception celebrating the artist and his striking creation. Perennial is a sculpture by award-winning artist Ralph Helmick …

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