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Transitions, Appointments and Awards - December 2013

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AAPHD Foundation Announces the Herschel S. Horowitz Scholarship, Deadline Approaching

The American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD) Foundation is accepting applications for the Herschel S. Horowitz Scholarship. The deadline is December 15, 2013, for the scholarship to be awarded for the fall 2014 semester.

The $10,000 scholarship supports dentists pursuing dental public health graduate education. The scholarship is made possible through donations to the AAPHD Foundation and contributions from the family of Dr. Herschel S. Horowitz. 

The Herschel S. Horowitz Scholarship supports dentists pursuing Dental Public Health specialty education in the U.S. and Canada. Scholarship recipients are expected to pursue board certification in dental public health. Dentists must be accepted to a full-time accredited M.P.H. program or the first year of a two-year advanced education program in Dental Public Health, and must be graduates of a CODA-accredited dental school or licensed to practice in a U.S. state.

The application form and full instructions for submission can be found on the AAPHD website. 


ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship

Dental school faculty members or administrators who want to interface with members of Congress on issues of importance to oral health are encouraged to apply for the ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship. The fellow selected spends three months in Washington, D.C., working on issues and policies that could make a difference in the life of every American. 

This public policy fellowship coincides with congressional consideration of the federal budget and other legislative and regulatory activities important to dental education and research. The fellow functions as an ADEA Policy Center staff member who works within the Advocacy and Governmental Relations (ADEA AGR) portfolio on ADEA’s specific legislative priorities. 

The fellow’s responsibilities may include:

  • Drafting policy, legislative language, position papers and testimony,
  • Educating members of Congress and other decision makers on matters of importance to dental education, and 
  • Participating in gatherings of various national coalitions. 

The fellow receives a taxable stipend of $15,000 to cover travel and expenses for approximately three months (cumulative) in Washington, D.C. (ADEA is flexible in the arrangement of time away from the fellow’s institution.) The fellow’s institution continues to provide salary support for the duration of the experience. Since its inception in 1985, the ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./ Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship has been generously underwritten by Sunstar Americas, Inc. 

Interested candidates should apply as soon as possible


ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship

The ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship is a six-week, stipend-supported internship in the Advocacy and Governmental Relations (ADEA AGR) portfolio of the ADEA Policy Center in Washington, DC. This student legislative internship provides a unique learning experience for predoctoral, allied, and advanced dental students, residents and fellows. It is designed to encourage students to learn about and eventually to become involved—as dental professionals—in the federal legislative process and the formulation of public policy as it relates to academic dentistry. 

The fellowship is open to any predoctoral, allied, or advanced dental student, resident or fellow who is interested in learning about and contributing to the formulation of federal public policy with regard to dental education, dental research, and the oral health of the nation. Funded through the generous support of Sunstar Americas, Inc., the student intern will be a member of the ADEA AGR staff and will participate in congressional meetings on Capitol Hill, coalition meetings, and policy discussions among the ADEA Legislative Advisory Committee (ADEA LAC) and ADEA AGR staff. 

An applicant must be a full-time predoctoral, allied, or advanced dental student, resident or fellow whose institution is willing to work with the student to identify an appropriate time, consisting of six weeks during the school year, to pursue the internship. For additional information, please email Yvonne Knight, J.D., ADEA Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Governmental Relations, at KnightY@ADEA.org. Applications are accepted on a year-round basis.

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