Diversity & Inclusion

School honors student, staff member with Ida Gray Awards on annual DEI Day

February 22, 2024

Ann Arbor, Mich., Feb. 22, 2024 – At its annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Day on Tuesday, the School of Dentistry honored two individuals for their significant contributions to the school’s welcoming and inclusive community of students, faculty, researchers and patients. Since 1997, the centerpiece of the DEI Day program is a presentation of the …

King’s Feast 2024: ‘How far we’ve come, how far we need to go’

February 21, 2024

Ann Arbor, Mich., Feb. 21, 2024 – The life and message of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., continues to inspire today at a time when his call to action against racism and social injustice remains as important as ever. That message was a recurring theme among speakers at the 43rd annual King’s Feast …

Student Profile: Oluwatobi Dauda, Class of 2024 – How dental surgery led to dental school

October 17, 2023

This profile is one in an ongoing series highlighting School of Dentistry alumni, donors and students. _______________________ Oluwatobi Dauda is a University of Michigan dental student who had not considered dentistry as a career even as she started college. Her dentist appointments during her childhood had always been regular check-ups and cleanings that were mundane …

Alumni Profile: Dr. Rohit Reddy (DDS 2008) – An immigrant success story in dentistry and business, built with an insistence on excellent patient care

September 19, 2023

This profile is one in an ongoing series highlighting School of Dentistry alumni, donors and students. ________________________________ Rohit Reddy has a spirit of gratitude about him. Time and again as he describes his very successful life’s journey so far, he stops to praise those who helped him along the way. He describes himself as “a …

Student Profile: Rebecca Larson – A commitment to return home after graduation and serve her community in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

April 13, 2023

__________________________ This profile is one in an ongoing series highlighting School of Dentistry alumni, donors and students. __________________________ After eight years of living in bustling Ann Arbor in densely populated southeast Michigan, Rebecca Larson is returning to the natural beauty and slower pace of the state’s mostly rural Upper Peninsula. She graduates from the University …

School presents annual Ida Gray Awards during DEI Day program

March 10, 2023

Ann Arbor, Mich., March 10, 2023 – Three members of the School of Dentistry community were honored Tuesday during the school’s annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Day. Since 1997, the centerpiece of the DEI Day program is a presentation of the Ida Gray Awards to call attention to the school’s longstanding vision and values aimed …