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Our Grantees

Across the Foundation’s priority areas, our grantees are working to improve the health of the public through innovative research and programs.  The Foundation awards up to 40 grants on a rotating schedule each year.

Advancing Dental Education: Gies in the 21st Century

Theme: Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

Institution: University of Connecticut

Grant Type: President’s Grant

Award Amount: $35,000

Grant Awarded: June 2014

Principal Investigator:
  • Howard Bailit, DMD, PhD; Professor Emeritus in the School of Medicine, University of Connecticut
  • Alan Formicola DDS; Dean and Professor Emeritus, College of Dental Medicine, Columbia University

This award supports a policy study on issues facing dental education. The goal of the study will be to develop practical strategies for restructuring dental education to address the current challenges of finance, education, interprofessional education, scholarship, and access. The study will also develop a long-term plan for implementing these strategies in the dental education system.