SEATTLE, March 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Dental
Education Association (ADEA) presented the ADEA/William J. Gies
Foundation Education Fellowship to Cortino Sukotjo, D.D.S., Ph.D., of
the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. The
fellowship was awarded at the 2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition
being held March 16-19, in Seattle.
"ADEA is pleased to offer Dr. Sukotjo this opportunity to examine the
ways in which dentists who are educated abroad may meet the challenges
that faculty shortages pose to dental education programs in the United
States," says ADEA President Gerald N. Glickman, D.D.S., M.S., M.B.A.,
As the ADEA/ William J. Gies Foundation Education Fellow, Dr. Sukotjo
will spend three months in Washington, DC, working with the ADEA Policy
Center on issues of importance to higher education, such as faculty
recruitment, development, and retention, leadership development,
teaching strategies, competencies and their assessment, as well as
accreditation and licensure.
A dentist educated abroad himself, Dr. Sukotjo has written numerous
articles on topics related to dental education, and currently serves as
a member of the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Dental
Education. In 2008, as a member of the Predoctoral Implant Program at
the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, Dr. Sukotjo
received the ADEA/Zimmer Dental Implant Education Teaching Award.
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.
About The William J. Gies Foundation
The William J. Gies (pronounced guys) Foundation was established in
1950 by colleagues and admirers of Dr. Gies with seed funds raised by
the American College of Dentists. It was a private foundation and the
first U.S. foundation to support dental education and scholarship. In
2002, it joined with the American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
to form the ADEAGies Foundation, a public foundation.
Dr. William J. Gies was a Columbia University biochemistry professor
interested in dental education, science, and clinical applications. In
1926, as part of a series of studies on professional education in the
United States funded by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of
Teaching, Dr. Gies published a landmark report that established the
importance of dentistry as a healing science and an essential component
of higher education in the health professions.
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.