Dr. Roseanna Graham Named ADEA/Alpha Omega Foundation/Leonard

SEATTLE, Wash., March 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Roseanna Graham, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.A., was named the 2013 ADEA/Alpha Omega Foundation/Leonard Abrams Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute at the 2013 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Annual Session & Exhibition, taking place March 16-19 in Seattle.

The ADEA/Alpha Omega Foundation/Leonard Abrams Scholar receives an award in the amount of $20,000 that enables her to participate in the ADEA Leadership Institute, a year-long program designed to develop the nation's most promising dental faculty to become leaders in dental and higher education.

"The leadership and dedication that Dr. Graham has shown in her efforts to provide interdisciplinary opportunities for her students, and support to her fellow faculty members, is truly impressive," says ADEA President Gerald N. Glickman, D.D.S., M.S., M.B.A., J.D. "With the collaboration of ADEA and the Alpha Omega Foundation, she will have the opportunity to build upon her clear talents."

Dr. Graham is Assistant Professor of Clinical Dental Medicine in the Division of Operative Dentistry at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. She has demonstrated a strong commitment to assisting new educators and mentoring dental students who aspire to academic careers.

The scholarship is named in honor of the late Dr. Leonard Abrams, an internationally recognized educator and researcher in periodontology and prosthodontics. It recognizes an individual who exhibits excellence in teaching and compassion toward his fellow human beings, and upholds exemplary ethical and professional standards.

About the American Dental Education Association

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is the voice of dental education. Its members include all U.S. and Canadian dental schools and many allied and advanced dental education programs, corporations, faculty, and students. The mission of ADEA is to lead individuals and institutions of the dental education community to address contemporary issues influencing education, research, and the delivery of oral health care for the health of the public. ADEA's activities encompass a wide range of research, advocacy, faculty development, meetings, and communications like the esteemed Journal of Dental Education, as well as the dental school admissions services AADSAS, PASS, DHCAS, and CAAPID. For more information about ADEA, visit www.adea.org.

About the Alpha Omega Foundation

The Alpha Omega Foundation United States is composed of members of the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity who are dedicated to a Global Oral Health Initiative. The primary purpose of the Foundation is to raise and distribute funds for the benefit of dental health, education, research, and care worldwide. In addition to funding numerous dental clinics which care for the indigent, the elderly, and the infirm, the Alpha Omega Foundation provides a large percentage of its funding yearly to dental education in the United States and is proud to honor the legacy of Dr. Leonard Abrams through funding the ADEA/Alpha Omega/Leonard Abrams Fellowship.

About the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition

The ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition is the premier professional development and networking event in academic dentistry, featuring four days of dynamic plenary sessions and workshops, and an exhibit hall show casing academic dentistry's leading partners and suppliers. For more information, visit www.adea.org.

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