University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Professor Mark Herzberg, D.D.S., Ph.D. will receive the 2016 William J. Gies Award for Vision, Innovation and Achievement (The Gies Award). Presented annually by the American Dental Education Association Gies Foundation, the Gies Awards are the profession’s preeminent recognition of exceptional contributions that exemplify the highest standards in oral health and dental education, research and service.
Louis Mansky PhD, a University of Minnesota School of Dentistry professor and director of the Institute for Molecular Virology, joined with other University of Minnesota and Emory University researchers on a project which may lead to a more cost-effective option for HIV medication.
The ADEAGies Foundation has named the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, along with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU) and the Minnesota Board of Dentistry, as recipients of its prestigious 2016 Gies Award for Outstanding Vision by a Public or Private Partner for their efforts to advance dental therapy education in Minnesota. The Foundation also named School of Dentistry Professor Mark Herzberg, D.D.S., Ph.D., as the 2016 recipient of the Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Dental Educator.
The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) honored Heather J. Conrad, D.M.D., M.S., FACP, FRCD(C), with the Educator of the Year Award. Dr. Conrad was honored in October 23, 2015 at the Annual Awards and President’s Dinner during the 45th Annual Session of the American College of Prosthodontists in Orlando.
Jill Stoltenberg, a three-time graduate of the University of Minnesota and Associate Professor in Dental Hygiene, was honored at the Century Club Professor of the Year Gala on October 6, 2015. The annual celebration, hosted by the Office of Academic Affairs, recognizes all distinguished faculty who have been awarded Professor of the Year since its inception in 1968.
James Q. Swift, DDS, received the 2015 Robert V. Walker Distinguished Service Award on September 30, 2015, at the 97th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition of American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in Washington D.C.
Recognized as one of the premier educational events for oral and maxillofacial surgeons, residents and dental students, the Daniel E. Waite Lectureship celebrated its 25th anniversary on March 27-28 when more than 92 participants from across the Midwest convened at the University of Minnesota.
School of Dentistry researchers Louis Mansky, Director of the Institute for Molecular Virology, and Wei Zhang recently captured 3-D images of the human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) through advanced electron imaging, a technology that enabled them to study the virus particles in more detail than before.
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry researchers have developed a novel coating for the titanium used in dental implants.
Keith A. Mays, Ph.D., D.D.S., M.S., has been named to the position of associate dean of academic affairs and associate professor in the Department of Restorative Sciences, Division of Prosthodontics at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.