Diversity & Inclusion

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 …

Alumni Profile: Dr. Raymond Gist (DDS 1966) – A pioneer of diversity in dentistry continues to advocate for the next generation of dentists

February 9, 2023

_______________________________ This profile is one in an ongoing series highlighting School of Dentistry alumni, donors and students. _______________________________ Ann Arbor, Mich., Feb. 9, 2023 – Dr. Raymond Gist has long since reached the point where he could retire from dentistry and be entitled to sit back and reflect on his rewarding and pioneering career, all …

School’s annual King’s Feast celebrates DEI history, art and student leadership

February 3, 2023

Ann Arbor, Mich., Feb. 3, 2023 – The energy, commitment and leadership of today’s dental students, combined with the School of Dentistry’s longstanding history in supporting diversity, equity and inclusion, were among the causes for celebration Saturday during the school’s 42nd annual King’s Feast. The annual event to honor the legacy of the Rev. Martin …

Dental student RayJ Jackson named to 2023 cohort of Dow Sustainability Fellows

January 27, 2023

Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 27, 2023 – A School of Dentistry student is one of 33 professional and master’s students at the University of Michigan who have been selected as 2023 Dow Sustainability Fellows by the Graham Sustainability Institute. RayJ Jackson, a second-year dental student, is part of the annual fellows program that forms collaborative, …

Health Sciences MLK celebration examines quest for health equity

January 24, 2023

Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 24, 2023 – Eliminating healthcare inequities in this country is a difficult but not impossible task that will take focus, determination and collaboration across many sectors of society. That was one of the main messages delivered at the 33rd annual University of Michigan MLK Health Sciences Lecture and program on Jan. …

School of Dentistry to host MLK Health Sciences Lecture on Jan. 16

January 6, 2023

Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 6, 2023 – The University of Michigan School of Dentistry is the lead host this year for the 33rd annual MLK Health Sciences Lecture, set for Monday, Jan. 16. The 2023 theme is “(R)evolution – from Segregation to Elevation: The Quest for Health Equity.” The keynote lecture will be delivered by Dr. …

School of Dentistry has important presence at ADEA national conference

April 5, 2022

Ann Arbor, Mich., April 5, 2022 – The recent 2022 Annual Session and Exhibition of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) included the contributions of numerous faculty, alumni and students from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Alumna Dr. Jessica Rickert was presented with one of the top honors bestowed by ADEA during the …

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Dental school alumna Dr. Jessica Rickert receives prestigious Gies Award from ADEA

March 22, 2022

Ann Arbor, Mich., March 22, 2022 – School of Dentistry alumna Dr. Jessica Rickert was presented with one of the top honors bestowed by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) during the organization’s annual conference in Philadelphia Monday evening. Rickert, a 1975 graduate of the dental school, received the William J. Gies Award for Achievement …

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