SEATTLE, March 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- During the Opening Session of the 2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition on March 17, the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) named Pamella P. Shaw, D.M.D., Ph.D., the seventh ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co./National Dental Association (NDA) Jeanne C. Sinkford Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute.
Dr. Shaw is Associate Dean in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. She will be provided a scholarship to the ADEA Leadership Institute, a year-long program designed to develop the nation's most promising individuals at academic dental institutions to become future leaders in dental and higher education.
"Colgate is pleased to join ADEA and the NDA in supporting this award. Our contribution to this scholarship and our ongoing support of ADEA and the NDA represent our dedication to the future of dental education. We congratulate Dr. Shaw, and wish her the best of luck in her endeavors," says Barbara Shearer, B.D.S., M.D.S., Ph.D., Director of Scientific Affairs at the Colgate-Palmolive Company.
Each year the ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co./NDA Jeanne C. Sinkford Scholarship provides the opportunity for a dental educator who is closely aligned with the promotion of equity and diversity to participate in the ADEA Leadership Institute. Jeanne C. Sinkford, D.D.S., Ph.D., was the first woman to become dean of a U.S. dental school (Howard University College of Dentistry). She is a renowned scholar and champion of the advancement of women in dental education, the dental profession, and the medical sciences. Dr. Sinkford is currently a Senior Scholar-in-Residence at ADEA.
"ADEA is proud to have the support of the Colgate-Palmolive Company and the National Dental Association to provide Dr. Shaw with the opportunity to participate in the ADEA Leadership Institute, and to aid in her service to minority women and men hoping to become dental students and educators," says ADEA President Gerald N. Glickman, D.D.S., M.S., M.B.A., J.D.
About the American Dental Education Association
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is the voice of dental education. Its members include all U.S. and Canadian dental schools and many allied and advanced dental education programs, corporations, faculty, and students. The mission of ADEA is to lead individuals and institutions of the dental education community to address contemporary issues influencing education, research, and the delivery of oral health care for the health of the public. ADEA's activities encompass a wide range of research, advocacy, faculty development, meetings, and communications like the esteemed Journal of Dental Education, as well as the dental school admissions services AADSAS, PASS, DHCAS, and CAAPID. For more information about ADEA, visit www.adea.org.
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About the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition
The ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition is the premier professional development and networking event in academic dentistry, featuring four days of dynamic plenary sessions and workshops, and an exhibit hall show casing academic dentistry's leading partners and suppliers. For more information, visit www.adea.org.
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About the National Dental Association
The NDA is based in Washington D.C., representing the concerns of over 10,000 African American and minority dentists, as well as dental students, hygienists, assistants and auxiliaries across the country. The mission of the NDA speaks directly to service of underserved communities, education and advocacy for its members, and recruitment of under -represented minorities into the profession. Please log on to www.ndaonline.org for further information.
About Colgate-Palmolive Company
Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate-Palmolive sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Mennen, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, Elmex, Tom's of Maine, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, and Suavitel, as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet. For more information about Colgate-Palmolive's global business, visit the Company's web site at www.Colgate.com. To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit www.ColgateBSBF.com.
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Source:American Dental Education Association