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Charles W. Finley Visiting Scholar Education Grants

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Application Deadline: February 20
The American Academy of Periodontology Foundation established Finley Visiting Scholar Education Grants to honor the memory of Dr. Charles W. Finley and all of the great periodontal leaders of the past, present, and future. Grants of $2,000 are awarded to accredited U.S. periodontal programs to offset honoraria, travel, promotion, and seminars by speakers in periodontology. The grants must be matched by funds from each department or institution. Though the speakers spend the majority of their time with the periodontics department students and faculty, the grant requires that the speaker present a formal program to the entire dental school on a subject of interest.

Recipient History 2014 Finley Visiting Scholar Education Grants have been awarded to:

  • University of Oregon
  • Georgia Regents University
  • Harvard University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Illinois

AAP Foundation Fellowship to the Institute for Teaching & Learning in the Health Professions

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Application Deadline: April 30
AAP Foundation Fellowships are available to the American Dental Education Association (ADEA)/Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL) Institute for Teaching and Learning in the Health Professions. Each $4,950 Fellowship will cover the full tuition for the Institute's Program for Dental School Faculty.

Recipient History 2014 Fellowships to the Institute for Teaching and Learning in the Health Professions were awarded to:

Dr. Yumi Ogata, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

  • Dr. Trever L. Siu, Midwestern University
  • Dr. Sridhar V K Eswaran, University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center
  • Dr. Satish Kumar, University of Southern California
  • Dr. Roger M. Arce-Munoz, Georgia Regents University College of Dental Medicine
  • Dr. Pinar Emecen Huja, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
  • Dr. Nima Mirmadjlessi, New York University College of Dentistry
  • Dr. Harjit Singh Sehgal, Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry
  • Dr. Reginaldo Goncalves, Laval University
  • Dr. Brandon Coleman, US Army Advanced Education Program

Bud and Linda Tarrson Fellowship

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Application Deadline: May 1
The recipient of the Bud and Linda Tarrson Fellowship receives a $36,000 award ($12,000 per year for up to three years). Candidates must be either a full-time faculty member at the instructor or assistant level or a part-time faculty member at a U.S. training institution and must be nominated by their periodontal program director.

Recipient History The 2014 Tarrson Fellowship has been awarded to Patricia A. Miguez, University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. and Mrs. Gerald M. Kramer Scholar Award for Excellence

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Application Deadline: May 15
The recipient of the Kramer Scholar Award for Excellence receives $10,000. Applicants for the Kramer Award must be third-year full-time periodontal students at accredited U.S. periodontal programs and nominated by their periodontal program director.

Recipient History The 2014 Kramer Scholar is Lillie Pitman, University of Kentucky.

Dr. D. Walter Cohen Teaching Award

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Application Deadline: June 1
The $10,000 Cohen Award is intended to assist third-year periodontal residents in launching their careers as educators. The award is not to be used to replace support that would have normally been provided by the recipient's institution. Award candidates must intend to pursue a career in full-time periodontal teaching and research in the United States.

Recipient History The 2014 Cohen Teaching Award recipient is Georgios Kotsakis, University of Minnesota.

AAP Teaching Fellowships

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Application Deadline: June 1
The $50,000 AAP Teaching Fellowship is intended to support the young periodontal educator's commitment to a career in academia by providing debt relief to a qualified applicant. The fellowships are given to qualified faculty members within their first three years of teaching at a U.S. periodontal training institution.

Recipient History The 2014 AAP Teaching Fellowship recipients are Dr. Julio A. Carrion, SUNY Stony Brook and Dr. Zhao Lin, Virginia Commonwealth University.

AAP Educator Scholarships

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Application Deadline: June 1
The $25,000 AAP Educator Scholarship provides financial relief to a student intending to pursue a career as a full-time teacher at a U.S. periodontal program upon graduation from a U.S. periodontal postdoctoral training program. The scholarship is intended to provide help with tuition and living expenses during the training period and may also be used for debt reduction. The Educator Scholar must commit to spending one year as a full-time periodontal educator at a U.S. program for each year he/she receives the award.

Recipient History The 2014 AAP Educator Scholarships were awarded to Georgios Kotsakis, University of Minnesota and Srinivas Myneni, University of Buffalo.

For More Information

If you have additional questions regarding any AAP Foundation Awards, please contact:

Robert Vitas
Executive Director
American Academy of Periodontology Foundation
737 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 800-282-4867, ext. 3256 or 312-573-3256
Private fax: 312-787-3983
Email: bob@perio.org

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Past Award Winners Update

Mia Geisinger

Congratulations to Mia Geisinger, DDS, 2009 AAP Teaching Fellow, who was recently named Associate Professor and Predoctoral Program Director at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry. Dr. Geisinger was also recently elected Secretary-Treasurer of the AAP Foundation.