UNMC's John Reinhardt, D.D.S., receives prestigious ADEA fellowship

Over the next year as fellow, Dr. Reinhardt will spend three months in Washington, D.C.

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) presented the prestigious ADEA/William J. Gies Foundation Education Fellowship to John Reinhardt, D.D.S., dean of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in Lincoln. The fellowship was awarded on March 16 at the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in San Antonio.

“ADEA is pleased to offer this fellowship, which provides a dental educator with an opportunity to collaborate with staff in the ADEA Policy Center to focus on current issues facing dental education,” says Stephen K. Young, D.D.S., chair of the ADEA Board of Directors. “In the past decade, the cost of higher education has risen, and Dr. Reinhardt’s interest in improving the financial position of dental education programs in an effort to contain costs is laudable.” 

Over the next year as fellow, Dr. Reinhardt will spend three months in Washington, D.C., working with the ADEA Policy Center. The fellowship provides an opportunity to focus on issues of importance to higher education, such as faculty recruitment, development and retention, leadership development, teaching strategies, competencies and their assessment, as well as accreditation and licensure.

Dr. Reinhardt will explore his interest in improving the financial strength and fiscal stability of clinical operations at dental schools.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill., in 1971 and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Loyola University in Chicago in 1975. He received a master’s degree in operative dentistry from the University of Iowa in 1979 and a master’s degree in public health from Harvard University in 1988.

He served on the University of Iowa dental faculty for 22 years before joining UNMC in 2000.

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 William J. Gies Foundation was established in 1950 by colleagues and admirers of Dr. Gies with seed funds raised by the American College of Dentists.

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