Dean's blog

August Faculty Development Programs: CODA Advanced Education Program Preparations, Dental Trauma Research, and Promotion and Tenure

I am pleased to announce the upcoming programs for Friday August 28th.  Dr. Janina Lewis, Director of Faculty Advancement, and I will conduct a session for new faculty members on the faculty promotion and tenure … Continue reading

Dr. Clara M. Spatafore, D.D.S., M.S., Appointed Chair of the Department of Endodontics

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Clara Spatafore as chair of the Department Endodontics.  She has been serving as the interim department chair since October 2014.   Dr. Spatafore attended West Virginia University … Continue reading

Dr. Clara Spatafore, D.D.S., M.S., Appointed Interim Chair of the Department of Endodontics

I am delighted to announce the Dr. Clara Spatafore has joined our faculty and will serve as the interim chair of the Department Endodontics.  Dr. Spatafore was born in Clarksburg, WV, attended West Virginia University … Continue reading

Student feedback spurs new course offerings

Every year prior to graduation, senior students are asked to provide feedback on their overall educational experience that is used to improve the dental and dental hygiene programs. Over the past several years, graduating dental … Continue reading

2014 Call for Dean’s Faculty Excellence Awards

To recognize the many accomplishments of our faculty, I am pleased to send out this call for nominations for the following faculty awards: Dean’s Faculty Excellence Award for Didactic Teaching Dean’s Faculty Excellence Award for … Continue reading

Presentation to the Old Dominion Dental Society

I was pleased to be invited to provide an update on the VCU School of Dentistry and discuss recruitment of underrepresented minority students. This marked the 101th year for the ODDS. Additional speakers I was … Continue reading

Dr. Thomas Koertge Appointed Director of Preclinical Sciences Education; Meredith Baines to Chair Curriculum Committee

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tom Koertge as the Director of Preclinical Sciences Education, reporting primarily to the Senior Associate Dean, Dr. Ellen Byrne, and secondarily to the dean for these … Continue reading

Dr. Richard Archer Appointed Director of Clinical Sciences Education

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Richard Archer as the Director of Clinical Sciences Education, and he will report primarily to the dean and secondarily to the Senior Associate Dean, Dr. Ellen … Continue reading

Dr. Janina Lewis Appointed Director of Faculty Advancement

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Janina Lewis as Director of Faculty Advancement. Dr. Lewis will assist the dean with implementation of the School of Dentistry promotion and tenure processes and serve … Continue reading

Piedmont Virginia Dental Health Foundation Recognizes Dentist at the Community Dental Clinic

I was pleased to be invited to Martinsville, Virginia last week by the Piedmont Virginia Dental Health Foundation to participate in their awards program for volunteers who help keep the dental clinic where our students … Continue reading

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