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Dental students share research at Health Professions Education Day

Dental student Katherine Frimenko (D4) explains a section of her poster on the research topic, 'Education about Eating Disorders: Dental Students’ Perceptions and Practice of Interprofessional Care.'

Dental student Marc Huetter (D2), right, talks about his project with School of Dentistry faculty member Margherita Fontana and Brian Demczyk. Huetter and fellow dental students Jae Young Han and Thomas Paron researched 'Creating Leaders in Dentistry through a Dual Degree Program in Dentistry and Business: The Student Perspective.'

Ann Arbor, Mich., April 13, 2017 -– Fourteen poster presentations from School of Dentistry students and faculty were on display Thursday during the third annual Health Professions Education Day at the Michigan League.

Both dental and dental hygiene students presented their research during the poster session, which was followed by a keynote address by Dr. Jeanette Mladenovic, former Executive Vice President and Provost of the Oregon Health & Science University. She spoke on “The Challenge of Tradition,” a call for health care professionals to examine their educational methods and patient care traditions in the context of today’s evolving health care environment.

HPE Day was started to encourage interprofessional collaboration, networking and inspiration for future research and educational practices across the health profession schools at U-M.  Within each of the 10 health science schools on its three campuses, faculty are engaged in educational experimentation and innovation designed to both improve patient care and better prepare future clinicians and scholars.

Sponsors of HPE Day are the Department of Learning Health Sciences Division of Professional Education, the Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education, the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, and the Office of Academic Innovation.

More information can be found on the HPE Day web page.

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The University of Michigan School of Dentistry is one of the nation’s leading dental schools engaged in oral health care education, research, patient care and community service.  General dental care clinics and specialty clinics providing advanced treatment enable the school to offer dental services and programs to patients throughout Michigan.  Classroom and clinic instruction prepare future dentists, dental specialists, and dental hygienists for practice in private offices, hospitals, academia and public agencies.  Research seeks to discover and apply new knowledge that can help patients worldwide.  For more information about the School of Dentistry, visit us on the Web at: www.dent.umich.edu.

Contact: Lynn Monson, associate director of communication, at dentistry.communications@umich.edu, or (734) 615-1971.