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APHA seeks Jong award nominations

March 05, 2012

Washington—The Oral Health Section of the American Public Health Association seeks nominations for the 2012 Anthony Westwater Jong Memorial Community Dental Health Pre- and Post-Professional Awards.

The awards are bestowed in memory of Dr. Jong, a well-known dental educator, mentor and public health dentistry advocate who died in 1992. Award winners will be honored at APHA’s 140th Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 27-31, in San Francisco.

The Pre-Professional Award, sponsored by Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals Inc., recognizes an outstanding community-based research or service project of an oral health nature carried out by a predoctoral dental student, or a dentist who has graduated within the preceding 12 months from an ADA-accredited dental school, or a dental hygiene student, or a hygienist who has graduated from an accredited school of dental hygiene in the United States within the preceding 12 months.

The Post-Professional Award, sponsored by 3M ESPE, recognizes an outstanding community-based research or service project of an oral health nature carried out by a dentist, physician, dental hygienist, nurse, nurse practitioner, social worker and/or other professional with an interest in oral health who is currently enrolled in an eligible public health program.

APHA prefers, but does not require, that applicants be nominated by a current APHA member. Nominators can also be a faculty member who knew the applicant well during his or her training. Applications must be submitted electronically by May 11. For more information about the awards or the application process, contact the 2011 committee chair, Susan Lovelace, by emailing slovelace@rchsd.org or calling 1-858-576-1700, Ext. 3745.