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.