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14 Complete New Faculty Orientation at School of Dentistry

New UTSD faculty who completed new faculty orientation include (front from left) Cristina Brown, RDH; Dr. Junichi Iwata, Dr. Ransome van der Hoeven, Dr. Ezzine Ogbureke; (back row from left) Dr. Rebeca Urquiola-Graham, Dr.  Yonca Korkmaz Ceyhan, Dr. Christina Clark, Dr. Fehmida Dosani, Dr. Nikola Angelov, Dr. Lincoln Edwards and Instructor Alix D’Angelo. Participants not pictured include Dr. Walid Fakhouri, Dr. Brett Chiquet and Dr. Carla Rogers.

New UTSD faculty who completed new faculty orientation include (front row from left) Cristina Brown, RDH; Dr. Junichi Iwata, Dr. Ransome van der Hoeven, Dr. Ezzine Ogbureke; (back row from left) Dr. Rebeca Urquiola-Graham, Dr.  Yonca Ceyhan, Dr. Christina Clark, Dr. Fehmida Dosani, Dr. Nikola Angelov, Dr. Lincoln Edwards and Instructor Alix D’Angelo. Not pictured are Dr. Walid Fakhouri, Dr. Brett Chiquet and Dr. Carla Rogers.

In seven sessions over three months, 14 new faculty members learned about academic life at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry. The fall session of New Faculty Orientation covered faculty evaluation, promotion and tenure; academic affairs; simulation and virtual patients; clinic operations; educational resources; technology and informational resources; and research at the School of Dentistry.

New faculty members who participated included: Read more

 

Dr. O’Neill Elected President of UT Houston Retiree Organization

Peggy O'Neill, PhD, DDS

Peggy O'Neill, PhD, DDS

University of Texas School of Dentistry Professor Emerita Peggy O’Neill, PhD, DDS, has been elected president of the UT Houston Retiree Organization (UTHRO).  She began her two-year term Jan. 1.
 
UTHRO currently has about 240 members and publishes a monthly newsletter, “The Evergreen.” The group also sponsors activities such as field trips and informational luncheons with speakers. Upcoming events include the annual Valentine's Luncheon on Feb. 12, a field trip to the Shiner area in March, and a tour of the Houston Ship Channel in April. 

Annual dues are $10 for retirees, or $5 for potential retirees for associate memberships. The enrollment form and complete information are on the website. Membership is open to any UTHealth employee (faculty or staff).  Read more

 

Sowa, Frnka Featured as Students of Distinction

Associate Dean Phil Pierpont, DDS, reads the new “Students of Distinction” exhibit, which was updated Jan. 23.

Associate Dean Phil Pierpont, DDS, reads the new “Students of Distinction” display, updated Jan. 23.

The “Students of Distinction” display outside the Library and Learning Commons on the 4th floor of UT School of Dentistry has been updated to honor third-year dental student Katie Sowa and senior dental hygiene student Kellie Frnka. The display includes brief biographical information and photos of both students, who were nominated by the faculty.  

The display was started after the School of Dentistry moved into its new building in summer 2011. Former ASDA National President Adam Shisler, now a pediatric dentistry resident, was the first student honored. Read more

 

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