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ADEA/William J. Gies Foundation Education Fellowship Presented to Dr. Cortino Sukotjo

Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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

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

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