ADEAGies Foundation/AADR Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program Fellowships for 2012 have been awarded to UCSF Dentistry's Rosalie Bittong and Shahab Parsa, both currently Second Year dental students in the Class of 2014.
The ADEAGies Foundation/AADR Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program (ADEAGies/AADR ADCFP) provides dental students with an opportunity to experience the benefits of an academic career and prepares students to enter academic dentistry via the year-long fellowship experience, and via mentor training and support programs utilizing dental school faculty.
The fellowship begins at the 2012 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition and includes two half-day Fellow/Mentor training sessions, four webinar training sessions, biweekly collaboration meetings between fellow and mentor, faculty/administrator interviews, teaching practicum in four settings, career reflection essays, research practicum, poster presentation at the 2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, ADCFP portfolio, and ADCFP evaluations.
Says Shahab Parsa: "I am very excited and honored to receive this fellowship, and I would like to thank my mentors Dr. McMaster and Dr. Barber as well as the Dean's office for their support and encouragement. I look forward to engaging in the different components of the program which I am hopeful will improve the educational experience of the students in biomedical and preclinical courses in addition to enhancing my teaching experience and capabilities." Adds Rosalie Bittong: "I am honored by this recognition and am privileged to have the opportunity to work with two wonderful mentors, Drs. Sneha Oberoi and Sophia Saeed. I look forward to discovering what an academic career entails and I believe this fellowship will create a foundation for my future in academia."
Top: Dr. Michael McMaster, Shahab Parsa, Dean Featherstone
Below: Rosalie Bittong, Dean Featherstone, Dr. Sneha Oberoi
ADEAGies Foundation/AADR Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program: http://www.adea.org/professional_development/academic_dental_careers/Pages/default.aspx