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March 17, 2006

Holmes Named To Dental Education Leadership Institute

David C. Holmes, D.D.S., associate professor and head of the Department of Family Dentistry in the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, has been selected to join the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Leadership Institute. He will join a group of 17 other national dental and allied dental faculty members as part of the institute's class of 2007.

The ADEA Leadership Institute is a yearlong program designed to develop the nation's most promising individuals at academic dental institutions to become future leaders in dental and higher education. Most ADEA fellows hold positions ranging from department chairs to program directors to deans of dental schools.

The four-phase institute includes self-assessment, peer assessment, leadership and management theory, team building, analysis of critical issues to dental education, health professions and higher education, administrative competency development, and other leadership application experiences.

More than 100 faculty members from dental, allied dental and advanced dental education have participated in the program since its inception in 2000.

Holmes, a 1978 graduate of the UI College of Dentistry, practiced general dentistry in Eldridge, Iowa from 1978-1989 and served as an adjunct faculty member in the UI Department of Family Dentistry during this time. After completing specialty training in periodontics in 1991, he became a group leader in the department. Holmes joined the University of Colorado faculty in 1997, and he returned to the UI in 2004 as head of the Department of Family Dentistry. His research interests include faculty mentoring, curriculum design and educational outcomes assessment.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5139 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

MEDIA CONTACT: David Pedersen, 319-335-8032, Writer: Andrea Schreiber