Achievements & Awards

Faculty member Marcia Campos named to U-M’s IPE Leadership Program for 2021-22

January 6, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 6, 2021 – School of Dentistry faculty member Dr. Marcia Campos is one of nine fellows who have been named to the University of Michigan Interprofessional Leadership Program for 2021-22. Educators and practitioners entering this 18-month program, now in its sixth year, participate in a campus-based interprofessional learning community facilitated by …

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Faculty member Renny Franceschi elected Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science

December 7, 2020

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Dec. 7, 2020 – School of Dentistry faculty member Renny Franceschi, the Marcus L. Ward Collegiate Professor of Dentistry, has been elected a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Franceschi was cited for distinguished contributions to the fields of transcriptional control mechanisms of bone formation, signaling and extracellular matrix …

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School’s compliance manager featured in national magazine

November 20, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Nov. 20, 2020 – An interview with Mary Jo Gray, the Compliance Manager for the School of Dentistry, is the cover story in the November issue of the magazine of the national Health Care Compliance Association. The lengthy article in Compliance Today, titled “The Pandemic Drill,” is a question-and-answer format with Gray …

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Dr. Justine Moe receives national award for virtual curriculum program

November 9, 2020

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Nov. 9, 2020 – Dr. Justine Moe, a faculty member in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS), has received a national award for initiating a national virtual curriculum early this year when the COVID-19 pandemic limited resident training programs around the country. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons …

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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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