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Faculty Development

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If you have comments or suggestions, please contact Associate Dean Peter Sargent.  Thanks!

Last Updated: 21 November 2014

Time Sensitive Opportunities

2015 AADR Satellite Symposium in Clinical Research, Boston, MA, March 9-11, 2015

Research and Development in Medical Education (RaDME) Announces Fall Workshops

The Dean's Faculty Development Fund 

Dean's Faculty Development Funds are available to individual faculty through direct application.  Please see details in this Announcement.  Please also see Guidelines for Applicants before applying.  The application can be uploaded by following this link.  If you are not sure about using this mechanism for the opportunity that you seek, please email Associate Dean Peter Sargent.

Bridge Funding

The School of Dentistry has adopted a bridge funding program to assist researchers in "bridging" a previously funded project with the anticipated re-funding of that project from extramural sources.  A brief desription of the project, including eligibility and review criteria, can be found here.  Note that the most competitive proposals will be those seek to bridge previously funded work where a renewal application has received promising (but unfunded) scores and where comments by reviewing agencies suggest that a re-application would be successful.  This program is funded one-third each by the department, the Dean's office, and the Chancellor's office.  The program is modeled after the School of Medicine's program.  For additional details, go to the School of Medicine's site at School of Medicine Bridge Funding Program.  

Applications should be submitted electronically as a single pdf document and should contain:

  1. a cover page, which lists the funded project that is to be bridged,  
  2. a biosketch and other support section, which should include past, pending, and current funding, 
  3. a letter (2 pages, max) detailing research program, financial needs, attempts to re-establish funding, description of adverse impact of impending shortfall on research program, and plan for re-establishing funding during the bridge year, 
  4. a budget,
  5. a letter of support from the Chair, who must state whether s/he is willing to committe one-third of the value of the award, should one be made, from departmental sources, and
  6. information [including summary statement, priority score, percentile and funding payline (if known)], for most recent attempt to fund the project to be bridged.

The application process is "rolling;" you may apply at any time.  Applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of the Chairs and the Associate Dean for Research.  Submit the application to Associate Dean Peter Sargent electronically as a single pdf file.

UCSF launches new Teach for UCSF Certificate Program

(from the desk of Patricia O'Sullivan and Victoria Ruddick)

Teach for UCSF offers members of the UCSF community a way to develop as teachers. In as little as 8 hours per year for 2-5 years, participants can advance toward completion of a certificate by choosing from an array of free UCSF Educational Skills Workshops.  Currently, there are three certificate themes:

  • General Teaching: skills for teaching in a health sciences classroom setting.
  • Clinical Teaching: skills for teaching in a clinical environment.
  • Simulation Teaching: skills for teaching with simulation.

We hope you encourage participation by faculty and trainees in your department or school.  To find out more, go to:  http://meded.ucsf.edu/radme/Teach-for-UCSF or contact Victoria Ruddick, Program Coordinator, at ruddickv@medsch.ucsf.edu

Funding Opportunities and Progam Announcements from the NIH

NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5), from the NIDCR.  First application is due January 30, 2015.  For additional information go to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-14-004.html.

Planning Grants for Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Tissue Regeneration Consortium Resource Centers (R34) .  First application due date is January 29, 2015.  For additional details, go to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DE-15-005.html.

Building Genetics and Genomic Knowledge about Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Diseases and Disorders (R01).  First application due date is November 28, 2014, and thereafter on stardard deadline dates.  For additional information, go to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-347.html.

Approaches to Eliminate HIV and Opportunitistic Pathogens from Oral Reservoirs (R01), due dates November 21, 2014, and July 28, 2015.  See more at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DE-15-003.html.

NIH Funding Opportunities now available in RSS (Really Simple News Syndication) format - see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rss_info.htm for details.     

Time-Sensitive Opportunities

Detail. 

2015 AADR Satellite Symposium in Clinical Research, Boston, MA, March 9-11. 2015.

Location: AADR/IADR Meeting headquarters hotel or Hynes Convention Center:  Specific location to be announced later.

Description: This 2½ day course will provide an overview of clinical research for dental faculty, students and government / industry employees and anyone else who is interested in clinical research.

Target Audience:  Anyone who is interested in learning about clinical research. Faculty, students and staff who are planning to conduct clinical research will find this course especially helpful.

Topics include:

  •  Clinical Research Design
  •  IRB, Good Clinical Practice, Ethical Issues
  •  FDA Regulations
  •  Day to day operation and management of clinical research
  •  Fundamentals of data management and statistical analysis
  •  Working with Industry
  •  Publication of results
  •  Identifying NIH and Industry Funding Opportunities
  •  Training Opportunities in Clinical Research

Faculty:

  • Al Best, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Sebastian Ciancio, University at Buffalo
  • Deborah Dawson, University of Iowa
  • John Gunsolley, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Bruce Pihlstrom, University of Minnesota

Attendance: Limited to the first 30 registrants.

Registration fee:

• $475 for academic and government employees
• $250 for students currently registered at an academic institution

Research and Development in Medical Education (RaDME) Announces Fall Workshops

RaDME The UCSF Office of Research and Development in Medical Education (RaDME) is glad to present the faculty development schedule for September - December.  More workshops for 2015 will be coming soon.

Browse the calendar and register at http://meded.ucsf.edu/radme/educational-skills-workshops

Or, see selected workshops below and click link to register.

Learning Climate in Medical EducationMonday, September 8, 2014, 1:00pm

Creating an Engaging Simulation Session for Multiple LearnersWednesday, September 17, 2014, 10:00am

The Educator's Portfolio 2.0: Documenting your Achievements for AdvancementTuesday, September 23, 2014, 1:00pm

Med Ed Grand Rounds: Engaging Different-Level Learners in the Workplace by H. Carrie Chen, MD, MSEd; Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 12:00pm

Educational Strategies to Promote Clinical ReasoningThursday, October 16, 2014, 3:00pm

Clinical TeachingTuesday, October 21, 2014, 1:00pm

Debriefing after a Professionalism Lapse: A FrameworkWednesday, November 5, 2014, 3:30pm

Mannequin-Based Simulations: Planning and Scenario DesignWednesday, November 12, 2014, 10:00am

Key Principles in FeedbackThursday, November 13, 2014, 12:00pm

More workshops for November and December are posted at:

http://meded.ucsf.edu/radme/educational-skills-workshops

Links to Opportunities for Faculty Development

AT UCSF

Teaching Scholars Program

School of Medicine Educational Skills Workshops (2013-14)

CTSI Scientific Writing Course

CTSI Clinical Research Workshop

CTSI Advanced Training in Clinical Research

UCSF Faculty Leadership Collaborative (CORO) Programs

NATIONALLY

Harvard Macy Institute - Enhancing Healthcare Education through Professional Development, Boston, MA, January and May, applications due previous September

ADA/Forsyth Evidence-Based Dentistry Course - applications for the early November course due September 

EBD Champions Conference (sponsored by the ADA), April 

ELAM (Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine), sponsord by Drexel University - applications for the 2014-15 class of fellows are due mid January 2014  

ADEA Leadership Institute (March 2014 - March 2015) - applications due ~November 1, 2013

ADEA Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders (July) - deadline for applications - early June

AADR Clinical Research Workshop - March 2014

ITL (Institute for Teaching and Learning) program for dental and dental hygiene education and pathway to a Master's degree in dental education.  

AAL (Academy for Academic Leadership) Compass Program for Academic Advancement - comprising four different programs, in Career Development, Edcuational Research, Grant Writing, and Writing for Publication.  

ITL (ADEA/AAL) Scholars Program - applications due by early August; enrollment is limited.  

ITL Pathway Program - this new program combines the ITL Scholars Program (immediately above) with the awarding of a Dental Education Certificate and a Masters of Arts in Education with a concentration in Dental Education, both awarded by the Academy for Academic Leadership and the University of the Pacific.  

Chairs & Academic Administrators Management Program (CAAMP), a 3-day workshop run by the Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL) and next scheduled for July 17-19, 2014.

Links to Awards

AADR/IADR

AADR William B. Clark Fellowship

AADR Irwin D. Mandel Distinguished Mentoring Award

IADR Toshio Nakao Fellowship

IADR E.W. Borrow Memorial Award

IADR Distinguished Service Award

ADEA

ADEA Gies Foundation Awards for Vision, Innovation, and Achievement (three separate awards available to Dental Educators) - nominations usually due in November

ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Excellence in Teaching Award

ADEA/ADEA Council of Students/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Junior Faculty Award

ADEA awards that support participation in the ADEA Leadership Institute

ADEA/Alpha Omega Foundation/Leonard Abrams Scholar In the ADEA Leadership Institute

ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Company/National Dental Association Dr. Jeanne C. Sinkford Scholarship

ADEA/American Association of Endodontists Foundation Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship

ADEA/William J. Gies Foundation Education Fellowship

ADEA/Zimmer Dental Implant Education Teaching Award

CDA

CDA/Dugoni Faculty Award

CDA Foundation Humanitarian Award

Links to Resources

UCSF Chancellor's Council on Faculty Life (CCFL)

AAL Network page - Noteworth Leadership Articles

ADA Professional Resources page

CDA Education page

Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL), a collaboration between the ADEA and the AAL (American Academy of Leadership)

EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.

American Academy of Leadership (AAL) page, with a listing of Faculty Development Workshops and Courses

MedEdPORTAL is a free peer-reviewed publication service and repository for medical and oral health teaching materials, assessment tools, and faculty development resources.

Tomorrow's Professor site, run by Dr. Richard Reis, Stanford University.  More than 1000 postings are archived at the site. 

Other Faculty Development Opportunities

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DETAILS

The following information is accessible via links provided above.

Opportunities for Faculty Development (DETAIL)

Teaching Scholars Program

The Teaching Scholars program develops educational leaders and scholars through an intensive seminar series, mentored projects, a network of educational colleagues, and collaborative learning. The program models the goals that it has for the learners including providing a research base for the content and exemplifying various teaching strategies selected to match the content. The participants should finish the program with a scholarly product that has been submitted for peer review.  For additional details, see the Teaching Scholars Program web site.

School of Medicine Educational Skills Workshops (2013-14)

The School of Medicine has released a calendar their Educational Skills Workshops for 2013-14.  Topics include;

  1. Educational Strategies to Promote Clinical Reasoning
  2. Small Group Teaching
  3. Teaching Procedural Skills
  4. Developing Skills in the Art of Effective Feedback and Remediation, and
  5. Teaching and Assessing Competencies

Please refer to the School's Educational Skills Workshop site for additional details and for a full list of the workshops.  Although the School of Medicine has offered to make these workshops available on a space-available basis to faculty in the other Schools, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to get into the workshop of your choice.  The best approach is to act quickly!  Please also, bear in mind that you may need to contact your Division Chair to arrange for leave from your teaching/research/clinic activities prior to applying for one of these courses. 

CTSI Scientific Writing Course

This is a 10 week course typically offered at the Mt. Zion campus that meets for one and a half hours a week. Only 15 participants can be accepted, and the course fills quickly. The course is intended for faculty and postdoctoral basic science or clinical fellows who wish to learn specific ways to marshal the details of a biomedical research paper or grant proposal into a clear, concise, and comprehensible story that will be understandable to an interdisciplinary leadership (papers) or meet an agency's review criteria (proposals). Coursework includes didactic presentations and significant writing and revising. Homework is expected to require up to one half hours per class meeting.  For additional details visit the website.  

CTSI Clinical Research Workshop

The Summer Research Workshop includes four courses that are the starting point for all clinical research training at UCSF.  These courses introduce the field of clinical research by providing instruction in the design of clinical research studies, collecting and managing clinical research data, and preparing for a career in clinical research.  For individuals who will participate in the research in a supportive capacity, the Shop alone is sufficient training. For others desiring to be independent investigators, the workshops serve as an introductory material for the more advanced ATC art certificate and Masters Degree in Clinical Research Program.  For additional details, refer to the CTSI Clinical Research Workshop website.

CTSI Advanced Training in Clinical Research Program (ATCR) 

The ATCR is a four academic quarter program intended for advanced pre-doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty members who desire rigorous training in the methoda and conduct of clinical research. This includes instruction in the epidemiologic and biostatistical methods used in observational and experimental clinical research as well as training in oral and written presentation of research. In addition to required coursework, scholars are expected to develop and implement their research projects throughout the year and will have access to TICR faculty for methodologic guidance. Trainees achieving program objectives are granted a Certificate of Program Completion. For additional details, refer to the Advanced Training in Clinical Research (ATCR) Certificate Program web site.

 UCSF Faculty Leadership Collaborative (CORO) Programs

Sponsored by the Chancellor's Council on Faculty Life, the UCSF Faculty Leadership Collaborative is conducted by Coro Northern California, a nationally recognized leadership training organization. The program is designed for UCSF faculty who want to build community as well as their personal and professional development skills, awareness and knowledge.   There are 3 programs: a half-day workshop for junior faculty, a three day program entitled An Introduction to Leadership and the full program, UCSF Coro Faculty Leadership Collaborative. Programs convene at various times during the year. Applications are typically due in April. For additional details, please refer to the UCSF Academic Personnel site: Resources for Leaders.

Harvard Macy Institute - Enhancing Healthcare Education through Professional Development, applications due September 28, 2012

The goal of this Harvard Macy Program is to enhance the professional development of physicians, basic scientists and other healthcare professionals as educators. The program will combine 5 major themes: learning and teaching, curriculum, evaluation, leadership, and information technology. The program provides a select group of 60 healthcare professionals with the knowledge base and skills to enhance their expertise in both conducting an educational project of their own design and taking a leadership role in educational activities at their home institutions.   for additional information, go to the Harvard Macy Institute website.

 ADA/Forsyth Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) Course

The ADA/Forsyth EBD course is a five-day intensive program to help dental educators integrate EBD principles into the dental curriculum, into clinical care, and into research.  The course is held in early November Cambridge, MA, and is sponsored by the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry and the Forsyth Institute.  For additional information, go to the ADA/Forsyth EBD site.  The application deadline has just passed for the 2012 course (September 7, 2012).  

EBD Champions Conference (sponsored by the ADA), April 25-27, 2013, Chicago, IL

The goal of the EBD Champions Conference is to recruit and train selected professionals throughout the United States to learn what Evidence-Based Dentistry is and how to apply EBD principles and tools in clinical decision-making and then disseminate information about EBD to their colleagues. For access to the agenda for the 2012 conference click here.

 ELAM (Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine), spnosored by Drexel University

ELAM's year-long program develops the professional and personal skills required to lead and manage in today's complex healthcare environment, with special attention to the unique challenges facing women in leadership positions. Over 700 senior women leaders have participated in the program since its inception in 1995. The program accepts a number of women professionals from disciplines outside medicine (dentistry, pharmacy, nursing) each year. For the current year (2012-13) Dr. Caroline Shiboski is a fellow in the program. The program reequies attending three workshops (two on the Drexel University campus) that total about three weeks of time, plus a significant amount of time for work on independent projects.  For additional information refer to the ELAM website.

ADEA Leadership Institute

The ADEA Leadership Institute is a year-long program designed to develop the nations most promising individuals that academic solicitations to become future leaders in dental and higher education. The program begins and ends with participation at workshops at the ADEA annual session and requires attendance at three workshops in various sites around the country in the intervening 12 months.  For additional information, refer to the ADEA Leadership Institute website. For the 2011-12 year Dr. Mark Dellinges was an ADEA leadership Institute fellow.

AADR Clinical Research Workshop

These 2.5 day long workshops are typically dove-tailed onto the end of the AADR Annual Meeting.  The AADR does not maintain a web site devoted to the Clinical Research Workshop.  Members will receive announcements about the workshop, which typically accepts about 30 participants, a few months before the annual meeting.  

ITL (ADEA/AAL) Scholars Program

The ITL, Institute for Teaching & Learning, is a product of a collaboration between the ADEA and the Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL). The overall goal of the program is to help participants refine their teaching skills and enhance their ability to interact with students as well as to develop other skills that will facilitate confidence, job satisfaction, and professional growth in the academic environment. The ITL program occupies 6.5 days of time in two phases (August, October) and is usually held on the campus of the University of North Carolina. For additional information refer to the ITL website. Applications are typically due by early August.   Drs. Sheila Brear and Susan Hyde have participated in this program in the past.

ITL Pathway Program

This three-step program allows one to earn a Certificate and a Masters Degree in Dental Education by following 3 steps.

Step 1: attend the ADEA/AAL Institute for Teaching and Learning Program.

Step 2: complete the Dental Educator Certificate, available from the Academy for Academic Leadership jointly with University of the Pacific.

Step 3: Earn a Master of Arts In Education Degree, also awarded by the AAL and the University of the Pacific.

 For Additional Information Refer to the ITL Pathway Program Website.

Chairs & Academic Administrators Management Program (CAAMP), run by the Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL)

The Chairs and Academic Administrators Management Program (CAAMP) is a 3-day workshop designed to give these uniquely positioned managers and leaders the skills and confidence to balance competing demands and priorities and manage diverse programs and people. The 2013 program will be held July 18-20, 2013, at the Emory Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia. For additional information go to the CAAMP web site.  

ADEA Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders, held in July in Maine

The ADEA Summer Program is a 3-1/2 day program of lectures, small group discussions, and independent assignments.  This highly Interactive program is designed for junior faculty and covers topics such as leadership styles, team building, and time management that are essential to planning and implementing a successful academic career. For additional information go to the ADEA Summer Program website.

Awards (Detail)

AADR William B. Clark Fellowship - deadline is usually early in October

The American Association for Dental Research is inviting applications from investigators for a sponsored award in clinical research in pariodontology.  The Fellowship is in memory of William B. Clark, the late Professor of Oral Biology and Director of the Periodontal Research Center At the University of Florida.  For additional details, go to the William B. Clark Fellowship website.

AADR Irwin D. Mandel Distinguished Mentoring Awarddeadline is usually early in October

This award was established to provide national recognition for outstanding efforts to foster and promote research training and career development of students, trainees and junior faculty. It is intended to identify individuals at all levels of their career with an exemplary record of mentoring.  For additional details go to their website.

IADR Toshio Nakao Fellowshipdeadline is usually early in October

IADR and GC Corporation invite applications from new/young investigators for a sponsored Fellowship in dental materials science. It is intended that the Fellow will spend up to six months at a research facility outside his/her institution and/or country. The Fellowship is awarded every two years. It is intended that the Fellowship will rotate around different IADR Divisions/Sections and, therefore, no Division/Section may receive more than one Fellowship in any six-year period. Preference will be given to applicants from regions with less developed research programs in the field of materials science. The Fellowship is in memory of Toshio Nakao, former President of GC Corporation.  For additional details go to their website.

IADR E.W. Borrow Memorial Award - deadline for nominations is usually early in October

Nominations are invited for the 2013 IADR E.W. Borrow Memorial Award, which was established to recognize and stimulate research in oral health promotion for children, with a priority for caries prevention where fluoride in different formats is utilized.  Selection will be based on the originality of contributions and record of achievement in the field of oral health promotion and on the significance of research carried out on the oral health of children. Basic research, applied clinical research, and clinical investigation will be considered for the award as well. At the time of nomination, the nominee should be actively engaged in the area of research for which the award is presented.  Candidates MUST be IADR members.  For more information, visit their website.  

IADR Distinguished Service Award deadline is usually early in October

This Award is presented to an individual member of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) for outstanding instances of service to the Association or distinguished service over a period of time. It is intended to recognize members who have not served as officers of the IADR.  For more information, visit their website.

ADEA Gies Foundation Awards for Vision, innovation, and Achievement (three separate awards for Dental Educators) - nominations due usually in early November

VISION: The articulation and pursuit of a contemporary idea or a set of ideals, perspectives, or solutions that attracts the pursuit of a contemporary idea or commitment of our colleagues, profession, or industry, creating broader meaning, while effectively bridging the present with the future of oral health and dental education.

INNOVATION: The creation, exchange, evolution, and application of contemporary ideas into new value that helps drive the success of an organization, institution, or enterprise, adding vitality to our profession or industry and advancing the goal of enhancing oral health and dental education.

ACHIEVEMENT: The accomplishment of worthy and socially commendable actions that make material contribution to oral health and dental education.

Get the nomination form at the ADEA Gies web site.  

ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Excellence in Teaching Award - applications usually due in early November

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA)/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes dental educators who demonstrate exemplary standards and promote excellence in dental education through scholarship and innovation. The award is ultimately aimed at enriching educational experiences by generating intellectual excitement within dental institutions and programs. This commitment to excellence and the scholarship of teaching and learning may be demonstrated in any dental instructional setting, including classroom or laboratory instruction, clinical teaching or preceptorships, research and instructional mentoring, continuing education, community-based instructional settings, or electronically mediated teaching and learning experiences.

ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Junior Faculty Award - applications usually due in early December

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA); the ADEA Council of Students, Residents, and Fellows; and Colgate-Palmolive Co. wish to recognize outstanding junior faculty who demonstrate excellence in teaching, research, and service and a commitment to dental education. Junior faculty represent a unique group of educators who symbolize the future of dental education. Often, the contributions made by these faculty go unnoticed, influencing faculty retention. It is anticipated that this award will acknowledge the accomplishments of junior faculty and promote awareness of the needs of this distinct group of educators.  The link is here.  

ADEA/Alpha Omega Foundation/Leonard Abrams Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute - applications usually due in early November

A $20,000 scholarship to provide the opportunity for a dental educator who exhibits excellence in teaching and compassion toward the low human beings and who upholds exemplary ethical and professional standards to participate in the ADEA Leadership Institute.  The link is here.  

ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co./National Dental Association Dr. Jeanne C Sinkford Scholarship - applications usually due in early November

A $15,000 scholarship to provide the opportunity for a dental educator who is closely aligned with the promotion of equity and diversity to participate in the ADEA Leadership Institute.  The link is here.

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship - application usually due in early November

A $15,000 stipend to pursue a cumulative 3-months fellowship at the ADEA office in Washington, DC, working on issues related to the legislative agenda.

ADEA/William J. Gies Foundation Education Fellowship - application usually due in early November

A $10,000 stipend to pursue a cumulative 3-month fellowship at the ADEA office in Washington, DC, researching educational issues facing dental education.

ADEA/American Association of Endodontists Foundation Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute -  application usually due iin early November

A $25,000 scholarship for an endodontic educator to participate in the ADEA leadership Institute.

ADEA/Zimmer Dental Implant Education Teaching Award - application usually due in early November

An award of $25,000 to an institution and a dental educator team has demonstrated a commitment to excellence and innovation in the field of implant dentistry education.

CDA/Dugoni Faculty Award, apply January 1 - March 31

The Dugoni Faculty Award acknowledges and supports eligible faculty affiliated with the state's 6 dental schools for their exceptional leadership, innovation, collaboration, compassion, philanthropic spirit and integrity in dental education. It was developed to support individuals who contribute to the scholarly and creative activities of California dental students.

CDA Foundation Humanitarian Award

Unselfishly volunteering time, resources, and professional skills is a commendable act that bridges the barriers to care for underserved populations and makes a difference in others' lives. Established in 2008, the CDA Foundation Humanitarian Award recognizes California dentists who have distinguished themselves through a lifetime of outstanding, unselfish leadership and contributions to fellow human beings in the field of dentistry