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American Dental Association Names New Vice Presidents

Jerome Bowman J.D., appointed Managing Vice President, Administrative Services; Marko Vujicic, Ph.D., appointed Managing Vice President, Health Policy Resource Center

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CHICAGO, March 14, 2011 – The American Dental Association (ADA) recently named Jerome Bowman, J.D., as Managing Vice President for Administrative Services and Marko Vujicic, Ph.D., as Managing Vice President, Health Policy Resource Center in the division of Dental Practice and Professional Affairs. 

"Mr. Bowman and Dr. Vujicic are welcome additions to the ADA senior management team," said Kathleen O’Loughlin, D.M.D., ADA executive director. "We look forward to tapping their knowledge and expertise to help the ADA serve our members and the public as advocates of America’s dental health."

Bowman is a longtime ADA employee.  He previously served as Public Affairs Counsel within the Department of State Government Affairs, where his work focused on the State Public Affairs Program as well as regulatory matters.  He also was Associate General Counsel in the ADA’s Division of Legal Affairs and counsel to the Divisions of Scientific Affairs and Government Affairs as well as the Council on Dental Practice. 

Prior to joining the ADA, Bowman practiced law which included extensive trial work in commercial and employment litigation as well as environmental and OSHA regulatory work.  Mr. Bowman earned a law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and a bachelor’s degree in classical languages from Saint Louis University.

Dr. Vujicic comes to the ADA from the World Bank in Washington D.C.  As a senior economist, he directed the global health workforce policy program, which addresses numerous human resources for health challenges in developing countries.  Previously Dr. Vujicic was a Health Economist with the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, where he was part of a team responsible for policy research and support to Ministries of Health in developing countries.  

Dr. Vujicic is the lead author of Working in Health, a book that examines the effect of fiscal policy on the health workforce in the public sector, as well as several publications in academic journals.  He has also worked extensively on broader health systems and health financing issues in Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, South Asia and the Caribbean as well as Eastern Europe and Central Asia.  Dr. Vujicic obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of British Columbia and Master’s in Economics from McGill University in Montreal.

About the American Dental Association

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 157,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit www.ada.org. For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA’s consumer website www.MouthHealthy.org.