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De Peralta receives major leadership institute award

Dr. Tracy de Peralta

ADEA's Volpe Award presented at national conference

Ann Arbor, Mich., March 21, 2017 -– School of Dentistry faculty member Dr. Tracy de Peralta will participate in the American Dental Education Association’s 2017-18 Leadership Institute.

ADEA announced this week that de Peralta has received the Dr. Anthony R. Volpe Scholar award from the ADEAGies Foundation. The $25,000 award is for tuition and fees for the Leadership Institute. The presentation of the Volpe award was made at the 2017 ADEA Annual Session and Exhibition in Long Beach, Calif.

The 24 Fellows selected for the prestigious Leadership Institute meet several times during the year, starting in March, for seminars focused on increasing their leadership skills in dental and higher education. Participants complete a project that addresses a key issue in dental education.  At the conclusion of this year’s institute next January, about 350 faculty and administrators from predoctoral, allied and advanced dental education will have completed the program since it was started in 1999.

De Peralta is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics. Since joining the School of Dentistry in 2012, she has had a number of leadership roles, including her current positions as director of the Pathways Program and director of the Curriculum and Assessment Integration team.

A second School of Dentistry faculty member, Dr. Hera Kim-Berman, director of the Graduate Orthodontics Program, is also participating in the 2017-18 ADEA Leadership Institute class. She was selected a year ago, but deferred her participation until this year.


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