01/26/2018

Apply for the 2018 Arthur A. Dugoni Faculty Award of up to $5K


The CDA Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2018 Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni Faculty Award. The Foundation presents the award annually to a faculty member affiliated with any of the six dental schools in California to acknowledge that individual’s exceptional leadership, innovation, collaboration, compassion, philanthropic spirit and integrity in dental education.

The recipient is eligible to receive a one-time scholarship award of up to $5,000. The funds may be used for, but are not limited to, travel, conferences, research, materials, supplies or academic projects. Applicants must have a history as a member of faculty, hold full- or part-time teaching positions and be affiliated with a dental program associated with one of California’s dental schools.

Richard Fredekind, DMD, MA, executive associate dean at Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry and recipient of the 2017 award, plans to apply his award funds toward the purchase of new technology. He says he intends to “support communication that will engage students in 2020.” (Read the profile on Fredekind on cda.org or in the December Update.)

The award was first given in 2006 and is named for Arthur A. Dugoni, DDS, MSD, and his vast accomplishments in dental education and organized dentistry. Dr. Dugoni is credited with the development and management of many innovations that elevated the University of the Pacific to national prominence, including the enhancement of the humanistic model of education.

The Foundation encourages all individuals who meet the selection criteria to apply as this is a self-application program. The application period closes Saturday, March 31.

Find award guidelines and application materials on the CDA Foundation website. You can also find on this page a list of past award recipients.



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